SummerFest XI – Oct 1-3 2009

The eleventh annual SummerFest gathering was held Oct 1-3 2009 in Norcross Georgia with some events in Dalton GA.

Bruce DeLoatch of TCS / Cleaners Coach taught a Odor Control Technicians course (IICRC OCT) to a classroom full of eager students.

An informative and educational tour of Shaw Carpet’s R&D facilty and PTL (Professional Testing Lab) in Dalton Georgia.

The annual Friday Night Banquet was a little different this year. Due to the flooding in Atlanta this summer, our scheduled caterer was not able to fulfull the contract. We were fortunate that the best restaurant (Dominics Italian) in Norcross could accomodate our group. Best “banquet” food at a SummerFest yet.

This year’s winners of SummerFest awards for participation and dedication to bettering the industry and helping make SummerFest a success are:

  • 2009 Man of the Year – Ades Gros
  • 2009 Woman of the Year – Lisa Weber
  • 2009 Carpet Cleaner of the Year – Thomas Cermak

Saturday at TCS everyone enjoyed the friendly competition for the 2009 SpotMaster Championship title. This year’s SpotMaster Champions are
Thomas Cermak (Dries in Minutes Carpet Cleaning Kennesaw GA) and Al Sims (Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning & Restoration Colchester CT)

Informative presentations by Thomas Cermak on networking, Bruce DeLoatch on trust, Paul Pearce introducing new IICRC President Patrick Winters were all highlights of Saturdays events.

Saturday Demos at SummerFest had equipment, products and methods on display with time for in depth, hands on experience. Featuring several different wands and powered cleaning tools, truckmounts, portables, oscillating pad machines, rug duster, complete rug cleaning pit set up and a centrifuge dry dryer.
Great speakers, presentations and tours, the atmosphere was relaxed and fun.

Special thanks go out to the Summerfest Committee who put this awesome event together every year, but especially Bruce and Joanna DeLoatch, TCS – Truckmounts & Cleaning Solutions, Shaw Carpet, and PTL for your hospitality and generosity.
Thanks also to all who participated and made this event so terrific.

Hope to see you all next year!
SummerFest Committee

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