Des Moines Press Release
David Randolph, Production Manager of Dakota Fine Rug Cleaning in Rapid City/South Dakota was one of a select group of 30 Oriental and specialty rug washers from all over the United States invited to attend the Rug Restoration Seminars Rug Washing & Rug Identification training event at Springer Rug Salon in Des Moines, IA. Excited to be at the forefront of rug education and often working late into the night, this enthusiastic group openly shared trade secrets and swapped valuable rug cleaning and restoration tips that would not normally be discussed among friendly competitors.
Renowned rug washing and restoration specialist, Nathan Koets of Clean Oriental Rug in Grand Rapids, MI, Paul Lucas, owner and mastermind behind ChemMax, a small-batch manufacturer of custom designed rug washing solutions in Norton Shores, MI, and rug washer/distributor Cameron Mayville of Brite-N-Kleen Equipment & Supplies in Omaha, NE taught and performed various cutting-edge methods of cleaning specialty rugs such as silk and faux silk Oriental pieces, fire and flood damaged rugs, moth infested rugs, dry cleaning, rugs with weak fibers and rugs with dyes that are not stable and are expected to bleed. Attendees also learned how to properly clean an animal hide and over-dye a hand knotted rug with undesirable colors. Rounding out the instruction was Lynn Tall of Rug Advocate in Port Saint Lucie Florida, who taught Oriental rug identification and pre-inspection skills to those in attendance.
David has been using the advanced rug ID, pre-inspection, care and cleaning skills that were learned at the Rug Restoration Seminars Rug Washing & Rug Identification training event since returning to Dakota Fine Rug Cleaning with great success and customer satisfaction.