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    Monday, January 14, 2019
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is excited to offer contractors registered for the FCICA Convention 2019 and the Commercial Flooring Trade Show a chance to win one of six $750 money giveaways!  All contractors who are registered to attend FCICA’s annual event by January 18, 2019 will be entered into the drawing to win one of six $750 money giveaways. Thank you to our sponsors of this ...read more
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    Friday, January 11, 2019
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is proud to introduce new CIMs as of January 1, 2019.   The following professionals have completed all requirements of the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program to enhance their core skill set, experience, and knowledge base, which are necessary to successfully manage commercial flooring installation projects. Visit the CIM roster on FCICA’s ...read more
    Categories: FCICA News, Press Release, Industry News
    Monday, January 07, 2019
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, continues their live online educational series with a webinar on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00am EST. Sheri Porter Nelson, CIM, owner of TRC Flooring Solutions will present Managing The Schedule, with content contributed by Jayme Sebastian, CIM, Labor Scheduling at Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services. A live Q&A will follow the ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced a January product webinar featuring Protect-All Flooring.  FCICA invites you to join us on Thursday,January 3, 2019 at 11am Eastern, for a free informative webinar featuring the diverse products, services and expertise that Protect-All Flooring offers. Since every FCICA webinar is interactive, you’ll get the chance to ask questions during the ...read more
    Categories: FCICA News, Industry News, Industry Event, Press Release
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced a January product webinar featuring Construction Specialties.  FCICA invites you to join us on Thursday,January 10, 2019 at 11am Eastern, for a free informative webinar designed to educate contractors on new tools and resources available to help with entrance product budgeting and labor pricing, installation, and more. Since every FCICA ...read more
    Categories: Industry Event, Press Release, FCICA News, Industry News, Education
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced that Lizzie Taylor, FCICA Director of Programs, has earned her Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification. The DES certification indicates training in key areas of focus to effectively plan, produce and measure the results of live stream and digital engagement events.  “Earning my DES certification before FCICA has moved into hybrid and ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announces that effective immediately, Tarkett North America will transition its sub-brands of Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva, Desso and Lexmark to Tarkett. The company will be transitioning collateral over the ensuing months.  The integration is a natural progression that will enable Tarkett North America ...read more
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    Monday, December 10, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced a December product webinar featuring Metroflor Corporation. FCICA invites you to join us on Wednesday,December 19, 2018 at 1 p.m. EST, for a free informative webinar featuring Metroflor’s line of products. Since every FCICA webinar is interactive, you’ll get the chance to ask questions during the LIVE Q&A at the end of the session. If you ...read more
    Categories: FCICA News, Industry News, Product Spotlight, Education, Industry Event, Press Release
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    ARDEX Americas offers complete installation solutions backed by the most comprehensive full-replacement warranty in the industry, SystemOne™. ARDEX solutions have always provided the ultimate peace of mind for architects, specifiers, facility managers, building owners, contractors and flooring installation professionals. And it just got better – the maximum warranty level for select products has ...read more
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    MAPEI Group, headquartered in Milan, Italy, has grown to include 87 subsidiaries with the addition of Mapei East Africa Ltd, located in Nairobi, Kenya. The office joins existing MAPEI facilities in Egypt, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates to increase MAPEI’s reach in the growing African and the Middle Eastern construction industries.  According to Veronica Squinzi, MAPEI’s Global ...read more
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is excited to announce that registration is now open for 3 Days to CIM – Tucson, being held at El Conquistador in Tucson, Arizona, March 23 – 25, 2019. Attendees can register online at https://www.fcica.com/3-days-CIM.   Attendees will be able to earn their certification in just 3 days with this intensive new approach to the Certified Installation ...read more
    Categories: Education, Industry Event, Industry News, Press Release, FCICA News
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, has opened registration for Convention 2019, Staying Sharp, hosted at the El Conquistador in Tucson, Arizona, March 26 – 28, 2019, with pre-convention events beginning March 25th.  Staying Sharp with FCICA! Convention 2019 attendees will have the opportunity to attend five (5) engaging educational sessions, ample time to network and voice opinions ...read more
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    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, continues their live online educational series with a webinar on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST.Don Styka, CIM, Director of Field Services for Tarkett, will present ASTM History and the Standards Process. A live Q&A will follow the presentation.   Join FCICA for this FREE to members webinar on December 13 at 3:00 pm EST; register today at ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Newest product of the Bona Sealer and Finish System™ offers easy-to-use, clear finish with full cure in five daysToday, Bona® US, the world leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, announced the launch of Bona Mega ONE, a one-component finish new to the Bona Sealer and Finish System™. Bona Mega ONE is innovated as an easy-to-use, durable, crystal-clear finish with high ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    NAC Products, the company that introduced the flooring industry to ECB® and crack isolation membrane technology, has released their 2019 calendar, “Classic Vehicles from the Flooring Industry.”  The Total Solutions Plus event in Dallas, TX was the scene for initial reveal of the calendar which offers a platform for people in the flooring industry to showcase their classic vehicle and share it ...read more
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    Monday, November 19, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced a December product webinar featuring Lititz Flooring Company.   FCICA invites you to join us on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. EST, for a free informative webinar featuring the diverse products, services and expertise that Lititz Flooring Company offers, including Capri Collections. Since every FCICA webinar is interactive, you’ll get ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Roppe Corporation, a leading supplier of commercial rubber and vinyl flooring products and accessories for more than 60 years, proudly announces their product Envire® Rubber Sheet with FlashCoveTM, has been awarded the Symposium Distinction Award for Most Sustainable Product. The award was presented at the annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo at the Austin Convention October 8th. The ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Product Spotlight, Industry News, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    New Modular and Powerbond® Soft Surface Design Offers Elegant Workplace Flooring Option   Tarkett,  a  worldwide  leader  in  innovative  and  sustainable  flooring  and  sports  surface  solutions, debuts  SineEffect,  a  new  modular  soft  surface  flooring  product  designed  by  Jhane  Barnes  and  created  for  Tandus  Centiva.    SineEffect  takes  its  name  from  the  mathematical  ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Ditzingen, Germany (October 29, 2018) — Adhesives manufacturer Wakol is increasing its share in Loba, a global manufacturer of surface treatments, and now holds a majority stake in the company. Wakol has been majority-owned by Ardex since 2015, and this transaction will make Loba part of the international Ardex Group.To facilitate the transaction, four long-standing Loba shareholders have put ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced today that Beth Sabbagh has joined FCICA as Office Manager. Beth will support administration of the growing Certified Installation Manager (CIM) program and other educational offerings, as well as implementation of events. She has over 15 years of administrative experience as well as a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Wayne State ...read more
    Categories: FCICA News, Hiring Announcement, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Roppe Holding Company (RHC), the parent company to commercial flooring leaders Roppe and Flexco, has recently acquired the 500K square-foot facility located adjacent to their original facility in Fostoria, Ohio. “Acquiring this facility is part of our long-term business strategy to be the leading provider of domestically manufactured high-quality resilient flooring products and accessories,” ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Product Spotlight, Industry News, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced a November product promotional webinar featuring Novalis International.   FCICA invites you to join us on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 11 am EST, for a free informative webinar featuring Novalis products. Since every FCICA webinar is interactive, you’ll get the chance to ask questions during the LIVE Q&A at the end of the session.   If ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is honored to announce the first round of graduates from the 3 Days to CIM program.  FCICA launched the 3 Days to CIM program in Harrisburg, PA, preceding the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting. All eight attendees earned their Certified Installation Manager designations onsite in less than 72 hours.  “My boss and I both figured this would be a great way to ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is proud to announce that Jasmine Sands of Beckers, Inc. is the 100th Certified Installation Manager.  Jasmine Sands of Beckers, Inc. has earned the 100th CIM designation since the program’s launch in 2015. “Just one year ago we were celebrating 50 CIMs,” said Kim Oderkirk, Executive Vice President of FCICA. “It’s exciting to see how quickly the ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    The 2018 Mid-Year Meeting brought together some of the brightest and most dedicated individuals in the commercial flooring industry, including contractors, manufacturers’ technical representatives, distributors, and consultants to learn, network, and discuss future initiatives for the association.  FCICA Executive Vice President Kim Oderkirk praised the successful event: “We had great ...read more
    Categories: Education, FCICA News, Industry Event, Industry News, Press Release
    Friday, October 12, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced that Lizzie Taylor has been promoted from Event & Marketing Coordinator to Director of Programs. With this new role, Taylor will work to expand and improve the CIM program, FCICA webinars and other educational offerings. She will continue to oversee production of the Flooring Contractor magazine and manage aspects of FCICA’s biannual ...read more
    Categories: FCICA News, Hiring Announcement, Press Release
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, has updated and published the Floor Covering Installation Technical Directory on its website, www.fcica.com. Thank you to sponsors Bonitz Flooring Group, DCO Commercial Floors, Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services and Synergy Flooring.  The Technical Directory serves as an invaluable resource for architects, contractors, and consultants, providing ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Beginning In the fall of 2018, STAUF USA will be offering technical training, sales programs, and seminars that provide hands-on and selling skills opportunities to learn about the full range of Stauf products, with installation tips, and proper subfloor prep in detail. These opportunities will be presented at our training facility in Cordova, TN. We will discuss, demo, and allow hands-on ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Targeting Main Street Commercial, Multi-Family  Metroflor Corporation has expanded its eponymous Metroflor LVT collection with a product designed for Main Street Commercial: Metroflor Déjà New, available the fourth quarter of 2018. The focused dryback selection of wood grain, concrete, abstract, and textile looks authentically captures natural building material finishes and colors. With a 20 mil ...read more
    Categories: Product Spotlight, Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced a second October product promotional webinar featuring Tred-MOR.   FCICA invites you to join us on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 1 pm EST, for a free informative webinar reviewing the dBarrier luxury vinyl acoustic underlayment, Modular PVI carpet tile cushion, and the Tred-MOR product line, as well as the double glue, single glue, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced their October product promotional webinar featuring Laticrete.  FCICA invites you to join us on Thursday,October 11, 2018 at 11 am EST, for a free informative webinar featuring Laticrete’s STRATA_HEAT™ Radiant Floor Heating System. Since every FCICA webinar is interactive, you’ll get the chance to ask questions during the LIVE Q&A at the end ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    MAPEI’s new Mapesonic RM high-performance acoustic underlayment is changing interior living conditions for the better. The premium rubber membrane is designed to reduce the passage of ambient and impact sound transmissions for ceramic tile and stone installations. “Mapesonic RM is ideal for applications in high-density situations such as apartments, condos, college dormitories, classrooms and ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Product Spotlight, Industry News, Press Release
    Monday, September 10, 2018
    The Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) and SCS Global Services announced that four companies have committed to the pilot certification for new resilient flooring products in the multilayer format with rigid polymer cores. The pilot companies are Metroflor, Novalis, US Floors and Karndean. Each carefully weighed the importance and value of the certification before deciding to go forward with ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    Roppe Holding Company (RHC), the parent company to commercial flooring leaders Roppe and Flexco, announced today that most of their resilient stair tread installations no longer require epoxy nose filler. “We recognize that distributors and installers value three performance attributes from their manufacturer partners above all else: design aesthetics, quality and ease of installation. While the ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announces the launch of a new line of luxury vinyl tile, designed to provide a cost-efficient flooring solution for a variety of small business applications. With beautiful design and an affordable price point, Resolve LVT supports your budget goals at every stage—from purchase to installation to ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Product Spotlight, Industry News, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Heterogeneous Sheet Collection Offers a Premium Look at an Affordable Price Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, launches Performa, a heterogeneous sheet collection created by Johnsonite. Performa delivers all the style and strength required, at a price the project can afford. With contemporary visuals, nitrogen cured polyurethane ...read more
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    Friday, August 31, 2018
    Company invests millions in purchase of new manufacturing facility in Ohio Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, today announces the expansion of its North America accessories production capacity through the purchase of a 70,000-square-foot building adjacent to the company’s existing Chagrin Falls manufacturing facility located in Auburn ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    ARDEX Americas, a market leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-performance specialty building products, announced today the launch of its newly revamped website. Offering intuitive navigation to product information, the new website is also mobile-friendly, and features engaging images and consolidated video content.   The new website features a clean design, improved ...read more
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    Friday, August 24, 2018
    Continuing the Fight Against Proposed Tariffs on Vinyl Flooring Products from China The American Consumers & Workers Justice Coalition (JCWJC) took its vigorous fight against proposed tariffs on Chinese LVT imports to Washington, D.C. this week by testifying before the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 301 Tariff hearings in the International Trade Commission hearing rooms. ...read more
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    Friday, August 24, 2018
    PALLMANN announced today that Eastside Floor Supplies will distribute PALLMANN’s Hardwood Complete range of wood flooring products throughout New York City. “We are excited to welcome Eastside Floor Supplies to our distribution network”, stated Mark Weglowski, Brand Manager for PALLMANN “Eastside Floor Supplies commitment of providing quality products and services to contractors in this region ...read more
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    Monday, August 13, 2018
    Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, debuts Tandus Centiva’s Tailored Twist Collection. This vibrant, carefully tailored modular carpet collection combines inventive design with sustainability using the company’s ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™ recycled PVB film backing. “With Tailored Twist, we looked to the intricate stitching ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Industry News, Press Release, Product Spotlight
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    MAPEI recently introduced Ultrabond ECO 977, a fast-setting, 100%-solids, one-component, moisture-cured urethane adhesive specifically designed for the installation of domestic solid and engineered wood flooring. “Ultrabond ECO 977 answers the challenge of faster, more secure wood-flooring installations, especially when working with concrete slabs that have high moisture content,” said Jeff ...read more
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    Thursday, August 09, 2018
    More than 50 prominent businesses and several hundred private citizens gathered at The Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, for the fourteenth annual Federated Challenge supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Overwhelming generosity on the part of corporate sponsors and attendees generated more than $2.8 million during this charitable event. One hundred percent of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, August 06, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, encourages you to save the date for Convention 2019 in Tucson, Arizona, March 26 – 28 with pre-convention events on March 25.  Convention will be hosted at the El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton resort, and will feature five (5) educational sessions and the Annual Commercial Flooring Trade Show.  The Commercial Flooring Trade Show will take place on ...read more
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    Monday, August 06, 2018
    Roppe Corporation, a leading commercial flooring manufacturer, has launched their new LVT, Northern Parallels, and an updated Northern Timbers line. With this launch the company can now proudly tout that their full line of LVT products are Made in the USA. Northern Parallels is a new series of LVT visual options that are inspired by nature and correlate to a freshly updated Northern Timbers ...read more
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    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    Uzin Utz North America recently announced the addition of Luis Mendieta as Technical Sales Representative to the UZIN South Team. Mendieta joins UZIN with 15 years of installation experience, including owning and operating a construction business for ten years. Mendieta’s business and installation backgrounds paired with his ability to speak both English and Spanish fluently make him a great ...read more
    Categories: Hiring Announcement, Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Uzin Utz North America recently announced the addition of Corey Dickerson as Technical Sales Representative for the Wolff brand in the Midwest region. Based in St. Louis, MO, Dickerson joins the Wolff team with more than 20 years of experience in the flooring industry and most recently was Branch Operations Manager for a wholesale distributor of flooring and installation products. In his new role, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Hiring Announcement
    Friday, July 20, 2018
    Schönox Adds Four New Distributors Across North America With the additions of new technologies, new products, and new distribution partners, 2018 is sure to be a year of growth for HPS Schönox. The latest additions to the Schönox distribution network include Floor Experts in Alberta, Canada; Allied Distribution in New Jersey; DeSoto Sales in Arizona and Nevada; and QC Construction Products in ...read more
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    Friday, July 13, 2018
    MAPEI North America’s training program, known as MAPEI Technical Institute (MTI), has introduced a redesigned logo in conjunction with a global rebranding of the company’s international training initiatives. MTI provides high-quality courses with demonstrations and hands-on training to architects, contractors, installers and distributors.   The rebrand features the classic MAPEI beaker topped ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member News, Industry News, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Jennifer Kramer has joined MAPEI’s Marketing Department as PR/Communications Manager and will be working out of the company’s North American headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida. In her new role, Jennifer will provide functional leadership in all areas of public relations and communications, through her involvement in communication strategy/planning, publishing Realtà MAPEI Americas Magazine, ...read more
    Categories: Hiring Announcement, Member News, Industry News, Press Release
    Friday, July 06, 2018
    The Schönox family of self levelers has grown with the addition of two revolutionary compounds—AP Rapid and AP Rapid Plus. The new products feature an innovative Hybrid Active Dry Technology that offers benefits of both cement and synthetic gypsum based materials. The Schönox research and development team has studied this technology for years perfecting the dust-reduced, pumpable, self leveling ...read more
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    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Federated Insurance has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2018 and will also be published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 24. Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public ...read more
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    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Uzin Utz North America recently announced the addition of Amanda Fulk as Marketing/Trade Show Coordinator. Fulk will be responsible for managing and maintaining the company's advertising activities including the distribution of all internal and external communications, as well as overseeing all company trade show events. Fulk brings several years of marketing and trade show experience within the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Industry News, Press Release, Hiring Announcement
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced that as of July 1, 2018, Mike Roberts of Bonitz Flooring Group and Jason Spangler of Wagner Meters will join FCICA’s Executive Board. Under Chairman Mike Newberry of Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services, Mike Roberts will become the Secretary/Treasurer and Jason will become the Vice Chairman of Associates. Continuing their terms on the ...read more
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