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RIA release 3.10

March 11, 2011

Canstar Executive Wins RIA’s Martin L. King Award

Colorado Springs, CO – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA), presented its highest individual industry honor, the Martin L. King Award, to Art Johnson, CR, WLS, at its recent annual Convention & Exhibition in Colorado Springs, Colo. Johnson is the operations manager for Canstar Restorations in Vancouver, B.C., and the first Canadian to win the honor.

Given annually, the Martin L. King Award recognizes an individual’s exceptional service and dedication to the restoration industry. Johnson was honored for his many years of service to RIA, serving as the chairman of the Water Loss Institute, co-chairman of the Restoration Council, and chairman of the Environmental Council. He currently sits on RIA’s Board of Directors.

“I am humbled and honored by this award,” said Johnson. “This organization and industry are my life. I was just trying to do my job to the best of my ability.”

The Restoration Industry Association (formerly the Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration) has member firms worldwide. RIA provides industry leadership, supports science, and promotes best practices for cleaning and restoration. More information is available on the RIA website: