CMM, ISSA and Brady Co-Sponsor CIRI Symposium

Albany, NY – (March 12, 2007) – The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) today announced three co-sponsors for its 2007 State of Cleaning Science™ Symposium: Cleaning & Maintenance Management Magazine (CMM), ISSA and Brady Industries. The 2007 Symposium is scheduled for April 30 through May 2 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

"We’re pleased to have three such outstanding organizations as co-sponsors for our first Symposium," noted Jim Harris, CIRI’s Chairman of the Board. "Their diversity – a magazine, a trade association and a distributor – shows the broad appeal of CIRI’s mission: to raise awareness of the importance of cleaning through scientific research."

In addition to helping CIRI promote the event, the sponsors will each host an activity at the Symposium. CMM will host the opening reception planned for April 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Brady Industries will host the breakfast buffets on May 1 and 2, while ISSA will host the luncheons.

CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine has been providing solutions for the most diversified group of end users within the cleaning and maintenance market since 1996. Its approach is balanced editorial that is focused on product application as well as business management needs common to all our subscribers. With the longest running informational website in the industry and the only daily e-mail news service, CMM is the top resource for cleaning industry professionals.

ISSA is the leading international trade association for the cleaning industry, whose worldwide membership includes more than 4,800 distributor, manufacturer, building service contractor and in-house service provider members. ISSA offers the industry’s largest cleaning shows, educational products, technology, legislative and regulatory services, and periodicals that specifically focus on cleaning and maintenance.

Brady Industries is a leading janitorial supply distributor headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, with branches in Salt Lake City, UT; Idaho Falls and Boise, ID; Phoenix, AZ; and Albuquerque and Farmington, NM. It serves customers in key commercial market segments, including hospitality, education, healthcare, government, building service contractors and more.

The agenda for the two-day CIRI Symposium is:

Monday, April 30           
                              7:00 pm – 9:00 pm           Reception and Welcome
Tuesday, May 1           
                              8:00 am – 4:00 pm           Technical Papers
                              4:00 pm – 5:30 pm           Panel Discussion:  Open Forum for Feedback
Wednesday, May 2           
                              8:00 am – 2:00 pm           Technical Papers
                              2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           

Panel Discussion: The Future of Cleaning Science & Research