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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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SF XI Schedule Update

SummerFest XI Schedule 2009

Thursday Oct 1, 2009 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

8:00 – 5:00 pm IICRC OCT Cert Course -SF Special ONLY $89

@ Truckmounts & Cleaning Solutions
Norcross GA 30071

6:00 Dinner @ Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

7:00- 11:00 pm Meeting Room

Friday Oct 2 2009 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

9:00am – 11:30am Shaw Carpet Mill Tour – – Shaw Carpet Mill
and Labs – 1010 V.D. Parrott Jr. Pkwy. Dalton, GA 30722 – Mill
Tour Info

Group 1
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development

Group 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development

12:00am – 1:00pm – Lunch TBA

1:00pm – 3:00pm PTL Tour – Tour the independent accredited laboratory (Professional Testing Lab) and see how and where the CRI Seal of Approval Program testing takes place.


6:00pm Annual SummerFest Friday Night Banquet – Dominicks
Italian – 95 South Peachtree Street Norcross, Georgia 30071

If you are thinking of attending, please contact Andrechelle Cermak @ 440-296-9322 or andrechelle (AT) .

Saturday Oct 3 2009 – 1 CEC (IICRC)

@ Truckmounts & Cleaning Solutions
Norcross GA 30071

9:00am to 9:30amThomas Cermak – How networking with other cleaners can help your business

9:30am – 10:00am – Cary Mitchell – Shaw / CRI

10:00am – 10:45 am – Bruce DeLoatch – The Cleaners Coach

10:45 am – 11:00am – Annual Round Table – Nominate locations for 2010 SummerFest XII

11:00am – 11:30amPaul Pearce introduces Patrick Winters – New IICRC President

11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch @ Five Guys Burgers and Fries

1:00pm – 6:00pm – Demos. Various equipment, products and methods on display. Hands-On.

2:00pm – 3:00pm – SFSMC – Summerfest Spot Master Championship
– Who will be crowned 2009 Spot Master? Friendly competition with prize and trophies for winners. Think you are the best? Prove it!

3:00pm – 6:00pm – Demos (continued). Various equipment, products and methods on display. Hands-On.

6:30pm Dinner Location: Ted’s Montana Grill Norcross GA

Tentative schedule , check back for updates / changes

For more information on this years’ event please visit or contact Andrechelle Cermak at 440-296-9322

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Carpet Mill Tours – SF XI 2009

Subject: Shaw Carpet Mill Tour, Friday, October 2, 2009


Friday, October 2, 2009
Group 1
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development
1010 V.D. Parrott Jr. Pkwy. Dalton, GA 30722

Group 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plant 19 (include Pilot) – Research & Development
1010 V.D. Parrott Jr. Pkwy. Dalton, GA 30722

Take I-75 NORTH to exit 333. Turn right at traffic light onto WALNUT AVE. Continue approximately 2.5 miles. Go to the 8TH redlight and turn RIGHT on V.D. PARROTT PARKWAY. Take the SECOND DRIVEWAY on the RIGHT. Go to the top of the hill. The Shaw Industries Research & Development Building is the farthest building on the LEFT.

Mill Tour Info and Visitor Guide

Please note: For safety reasons, any person(s) with hair that touches the collar must wear it pinned up close to the head while in the manufacturing environment. Also, all shoes must be closed toe and closed heel – sandals, slides and clogs are not appropriate footwear for tours. Safety glasses will be provided on site.

Other safety reminders:

  • All individuals wishing to tour must be at least 18 years old.
  • Please advise us if the tour group does not speak/understand English and whether or not there will be a translator with the group. If there is a translator, we need to allow more time for the tour.
  • Please advise all individuals attending the tour to sign-in with the guard.
  • Keep away from moving parts while on the tour.
  • Please watch for lift trucks and stay with your tour guide.
  • Most tours require a lot of walking so be prepared.
  • Wheelchairs are not provided.
  • No photography is allowed in the facility.
  • Please note: No smoking is allowed on the premises due to the fire hazards involved

SummerFest XI 2009 – Location Announced

The SummerFest Committee is proud to announce the


by Carpet Cleaners, for Carpet Cleaners.

Date: October. 1,2,3 – 2009

Where: Atlanta GA

Please check back for updates.
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