The Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning Association (LMCCA) has become the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) newest shareholder, and the first since 2003. IICRC shareholders finalized the stock purchase agreement at a meeting in October.

“LMCCA members have been strong supporters of the IICRC for years, serving on committees and task forces and chairing technical advisory groups,” said Paul Pearce, IICRC board chairman. “The IICRC is pleased to welcome LMCCA to the shareholder ranks and looks forward to a long and fruitful relationship in the years ahead.”

IICRC shareholders are from groups within or affiliated with the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries. As a new shareholder, LMCCA does not have a seat on the board of directors but does have the same rights, privileges and obligations as other shareholders, including the ability to shape policy, standards and bylaws via participation in semi-annual shareholder meetings.

The LMCCA is a non-profit trade association that aims to increase awareness and knowledge of low moisture carpet cleaning methodologies in order to gain worldwide acceptance of the viability of low-moisture carpet cleaning systems. LMCCA currently has more than 1,350 member locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and Italy.

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