SOURCE: Indoor Air Quality Association

May 07, 2008 15:45 ET

RIA & IAQA Sign Memo of Understanding

Organizations Join Forces to Foster Industry Leadership

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and the Restoration Industry Association (RIA, formerly ASCR) have signed a memo of understanding, formalizing their intention to collaborate on a number of industry initiatives.

"This partnership will have a positive impact industry-wide and for each of our associations in particular," said RIA Executive Director Don Manger. "One of the tenets of RIA's mission statement is to provide industry leadership, and we believe that aligning with other strong organizations of integrity accomplishes this goal."

Established in 1998, IAQA is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit organization, comprising both individuals and corporations who share an interest in indoor environmental issues. Members of IAQA include professionals and tradespersons from 15 distinct "disciplines" defined by IAQA.

"IAQA has already demonstrated the benefits of partnering with other, strong industry groups," explained IAQA Executive Director Glenn Fellman. "We believe that working closely with RIA for the good of the industry will further strengthen our organizations and serve industry as a whole."

The Restoration Industry Association, which last year changed its name from the Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration, was founded in 1946 and has served as the trade association for the cleaning and restoration industry for more than 60 years. Beginning as an association primarily for rug cleaners, the association has evolved over the last six decades to incorporate and support all aspects of the restoration arts and sciences.

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: www.restorationindustry.org.

The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public. IAQA was established in 1995 and is the nation's largest IAQ trade association with over 4,000 members and 41 local chapters. To learn more about IAQA visit: www.iaqa.org.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Glenn Fellman
    Executive Director
    Indoor Air Quality Association
    (301) 231-8388
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