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NISSCO hosts CIMS ICE workshop

February 7, 2013

DULLES, VA — The only East Coast CIMS ISSA Certification Expert (ICE) workshop scheduled for 2013 will be held on Monday, April 29, in Jacksonville, Florida, in conjunction with the National Independent Sanitary Supply Companies (NISSCO) annual Buying Conference, according to a press release.

nisscoThe workshop is open to both ISSA members and non-members, with participating NISSCO members receiving reduced pricing, the release stated.

"Attaining CIMS ICE certification is no longer something to remain on the 'to do' list. CIMS ICE should be viewed as a mandatory requirement for all distributor and supplier field sales personnel, which is why we have worked with ISSA to bring this workshop to our Buying Conference this year," said Mark Bozich, president of NISSCO.

"A growing percentage of cleaning contractors, service workers and facilities managers are becoming CIMS certified. Once a distributor's customer attains a higher level of expertise than the distributor, that distributor's educational value is reduced and the conversation becomes even more price focused," Bozich added.

According to the release, the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) was created for facility service provider organizations and applies to an organization's management structure, performance systems and processes.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.