COLUMBIA, MD — The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and the Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest (CCINW) recently entered into an affiliation agreement to take effect October 1, 2009, according to a press release.
Under the agreement, CCINW becomes an RIA-affiliated organization and will provide its members with: Discounts to RIA sponsored programs and events; access to RIA’s online technical library at no charge; access to RIA’s technical advisors at substantially discounted rates; complimentary subscriptions to RIA’s monthly e-newsletter, NewsBreak, and to the e-version of RIA''s monthly, award-winning magazine, Cleaning & Restoration®; discounts on any RIA products; and special pricing for joining RIA as full-fledged members, the release stated.
The RIA will provide certain member administration services for CCINW, who will represent the damage repair and property mitigation and remediation industry and promote RIA programs to its members, the release noted.
RIA President Jeff Jones said: "RIA understands that the best opportunities for growth come from affiliating with local organizations who share the same priorities and values. As an international trade association with members worldwide, RIA looks forward to developing mutually beneficial opportunities for our organizations and sharing the best practices information and knowledge our members have to offer."
The CCINW will now be a chartered affiliate association representing the textile and flooring services cleaning industry in the Northwest United States and Canada, the release added.
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