Patricia L. Harman is the director of communications and standards for the Restoration Industry Association and editor-in-chief of Cleaning & Restoration magazine. For more information on RIA, visit www.restorationindustry.org
Learning is a lifelong endeavor no matter what field you are in or how advanced your degree may be. As professionals discover more about the science of cleaning, drying or restoration, additional education allows them to be that much more effective in their jobs and sets them apart from their competition.
While wildfires decimated thousands of acres across the state of California, approximately 350 textile, environmental and restoration professionals were attending RIA’s Fall Conference Series in Orange County.
During the past year the Restoration Industry Association has been quietly restructuring the association, retooling its leadership councils and developing new education programs that will provide maximum benefit to members and industry professionals alike