Building the Council of Associations – IICRCA
by Bryan O'Haleck
[March 19, 2013] If you’ve been part of the CCINW for any length
of time, you know we’ve been leaders in trying to get organizations in the
cleaning and restoration industry to work together. We started Connections, we
partnered with ASCR and CFI, and we’re associated with World FloorCovering to
provide better benefits to CCINW members. Today we’re looking toward helping the
IICRC build an umbrella organization, the Council of Associations – IICRCA.
The following is an excerpt from information provided by the CCINW
representative to the IICRC, and interim IICRCA President, Tony Wheelwright.
One of the primary purposes of the IICRCA is supporting the affiliated
Why is this part of the plan?
● Our current IICRC shareholder associations could better serve their members by
having a benevolent umbrella group to provide services and benefits, while also
helping them become more current.
● Franchise organizations that have been strong advocates of industry education
have asked if the IICRCA would allow them to join and have a place where they
can share information.
● Trade associations that represent multiple facets of the total cleaning
industry have asked if the IICRCA would allow them to join and also have a place
to share information.
● Industry organization and industry suppliers would be able to work together on
projects and resolve scheduling and other conflicts.
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