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Carpet and Rug Institute President Visits Washington, DC to Meet with Congressional and Trade Leaders

Joe Yarbrough (right) with Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga. Dalton, GA - October 1, 2014 - Carpet and Rug Institute President Joe W. Yarbrough traveled to Washington, DC on September 17-18 for two days of back-to-back meetings with congressional...

Seal of Approval Program Endorsed by Danish Trade Association

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has welcomed a new international adopter of its rigorous Seal of Approval (SOA) testing and certification program for carpet cleaning products and equipment. Dansk Fashion and Textile of Denmark will be the...

Yarbrough Named CRI President

The chairman and board of directors of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) announce that Joe W. Yarbrough has been selected to lead the non-profit carpet industry trade group as president. He will begin his duties March 31, replacing current...

Nelson, Delozier Recognized at CRI Annual Meeting

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) held its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Dalton. Treasurer Del Land reported a clean audit for the carpet manufacturing trade association and a 2014 budget of $2,925,550.00. CRI...

The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc. President Werner Braun to Retire

The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc. President Werner Braun has announced that he will retire from the carpet industry trade group at the end of March, 2014. Mr. Braun made the announcement at the CRI's annual meeting held November 13 in Dalton...

CRI Announces New Maintenance Protocol for Seal of Approval Products

In a significant new development for its Seal of Approval (SOA) testing and certification program for carpet cleaning products and equipment, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has introduced a new category for interim carpet maintenance systems....

Carpet and Rug Institute's Seal of Approval Program Goes International

The Carpet and Rug Institute's (CRI) Seal of Approval (SOA) program has "gone international," company officials announced recently, after Scandinavian-based manufacturer Ångtvättbilen AB began participating in CRI's rigorous testing program for...

Mohawk's Joe Foye Receives Smrekar Award at CRI Annual Meeting

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) held its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton. Outgoing CRI Board Chairman John Wells offered remarks on the current state of...

CRI Vice-President Mendez Elected to Leadership of Government Relations Group

Jennifer Mendez, Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) vice president for government relations was elected treasurer of the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) at the organization's annual business meeting held August 8, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois...

2012 New Vacuums, Systems Admitted to Seal of Approval Program

CRI congratulates two veteran Seal of Approval participants, the Oreck Manufacturing Company of Cookeville, Tennessee, and Vac Pro, a division of the Tacony Corporation of Fenton, Missouri, on their new additions to the SOA program in the Vacuums...

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