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Registration Now Open for RIA 2015 International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo - 1/21/2015

Get ready for the RIA 2015 International Restoration Convention and Industry Expo, May 6-8, 2015, at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Experience timely sessions designed specifically to help with your continued success in the restoration industry. The Convention and Industry Expo features an exciting array of sessions focused on current issues and topics facing the restoration industry. Read More.

Phoenix Awards Call for Entries Annoucned - 1/8/2015

RIA has opened nominations for the 2015 Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Innovation in Reconstruction. The Phoenix Awards are presented each year at the RIA International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo to recognize achievement in the industry and the winning projects exemplify the skills and talents required to return a structure to pre-loss condition. The application deadline is February 27, 2015. Read More or Apply.

Register Today for RIA’s First Webinar of 2015

Start your year on the right foot! Join RIA for our interactive webinar:

9 of 10 Firms Have Bad Insurance
Learn How to Buy the Right Insurance to Cover What You Do for a Living
Wednesday January 28th, 2015: 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. EST

Led by David J. Dybdhal, CPCU, ARM, MBA, this program is designed to demystify the evaluation process in securing the right insurance for your company. Mr. Dybdahl will break the evaluation process into easy to understand assessment steps with several examples from his own experience with claims involving restoration contractors. By the end of the session you will know how to secure the right type and value of environmental insurance. Don’t be left behind, 9 out of 10 firms have bad insurance; make sure your firm has what you need!

Register today for this interactive and educational webinar.

If you have questions on RIA’s upcoming webinar, feel free to contact Bill Prather at wprather @restorationindustry.org.

Virtual Town Hall Scheduled on ThermaPure Settlement w/ RIA President Scott Stamper - 11/6/2014

RIA will host a Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. EST with President Scott Stamper, CR to discuss RIA's settlement with ThermaPure, Inc. All RIA members and non-members are welcome to attend and submit questions about the settlement agreement. Please click here for information on registering or submitting questions.

RIA and ThermaPure, Inc. have successfully settled a patent lawsuit that RIA began in January 2013. The agreement, in part, calls for ThermaPure to provide a covenant not to sue RIA members unless the member heats a structure to an ambient temperature in excess of 105°F. Please click here for more information.

Marc Selvitelli, CAE, Named RIA Executive Director - 6/2/2014

The RIA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Marc Selvitelli, CAE, has joined the association as Executive Director. Selvitelli will work directly with RIA leaders and volunteers to help guide and execute on the organization's strategic initiatives, programs, and policies.

Exciting Changes for RIA - Transition to New Management Company

Information about RIA's transition to a new management company and answers to frequently asked transition questions.

The Restoration Industry Mourns the Loss of Rea Jones, loyal and longtime member of the Restoration Industry Association.

Read more about Rea and his dedication to the industry in Cliff Zlotnik's eulogy, as read on IAQ Radio March 14, 2014. Make a donation to RILF in Rea's name by following the link above.

RIA Releases Asbestos Fact Sheets - Documents provide guidance for restoration industry professionals

Rockville, MD – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has released two fact sheets addressing asbestos issues restoration contractors may encounter in the course of their restoration projects. The fact sheets were developed by RIA’s Environmental Council to educate and protect contractors from the dangers of mishandling asbestos-containing materials.

The comprehensive version of the fact sheet addresses asbestos-containing materials, health issues, regulations, classes of asbestos work, hazard communication, training, control measures and resources. The abridged version covers health issues, regulations and some training information.  Both versions may be downloaded for free through the RIA Store.

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