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About the CCINW
The CCINW is a non profit association of leading Carpet, Rug, Fabric Cleaning
Firms, and Restoration Contractors from the Northwestern United States and
Western Canada. They work together to advance the knowledge and professionalism
of the textile cleaning industry. Members of the CCINW are some of the most
highly trained and experienced individuals in our industry.
Our association participates with the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Carpet and
Restoration Certification) and the Connections Events which partners 13 regional
associations from the United States and Canada for training and educational
In the late 1940's rug cleaners in Oregon began meeting informally to solve
problems they had in common. At the same time, rug cleaners in the Puget Sound
area were doing the same. These groups then began regular meetings in Chehalis
and in 1948 the Rug Cleaners Institute was born.
Over the years the Association has grown to include members who; clean carpets,
rugs, window treatments, furniture and air ducts; repair rugs and carpets; and
restore fire and water damaged structures. Its territory expanded to include
members in British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, Alaska, Idaho and Western Montana.
The CCINW maintains an ownership share of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning
and Restoration Certification (IICRC), an organization that provides technical
training for the industry.
CCINW Bylaws coming soon!
Information about CCINW Awards coming soon!
Board Meeting Minutes
You may read meeting minutes by clicking on any links below
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2009 | CCINW Board Meeting Minutes
2009 | CCINW Board Planning Meeting Minutes
March 31, 2009 | CCINW Balance Sheet
January through March 2009 | CCINW Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual
2009 | CCINW Board Conference Call
2008 | CCINW Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
February 29, 2008 | CCINW Board Conference Call
2007 | CCINW Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
10, 2007 | CCINW Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Code of Ethics
Maintain the highest professional standards of workmanship and service to our
Conduct our business affairs with honesty and integrity, never resorting to
unfair trade practices that might reflect not only on our organization, but on
the entire industry.
Avoid misrepresentation of products and services, false promises, misleading
advertising or other promotion of work that might lead to misconception on the
part of the customer.
Share our knowledge and experience with fellow members with the objective of
upgrading the industry.
Participate in educational workshops and seminars to improve our own expertise
and keep abreast of new developments in technology and methods.
Do everything possible to enhance the reputation of our members as skilled
professional technicians, offering honest, dependable and competent service to
We therefore subscribe to this Code of Ethics and will conduct our business
Purpose and Mission
It shall be the purpose of the CCINW to serve the consumer's needs first,
promote the industry second and then provide opportunities to it's members for
mutually beneficial relationships and professional development. It shall be an
organization designed to attract quality members willing to be personally
involved in the business of the Institute and it's goals.
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