As part of our professional development, our certified exhaust cleaning specialists attended IKECA’s 2018 Fall Technical Seminar and Expo. It took place October 2nd through 5th in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the place to be if you want to gain valuable knowledge of industry changes, share business best practices and learn about new and innovative products. We encourage anyone in the industry to attend at least one IKECA event annually.
There were some great speakers at this year’s technical seminar who shared their experiences with fire suppression systems, kitchen exhaust system inspections, and equipment troubleshooting. Other presenters covered NFPA 96 and ANSI code updates, WSIB and accident prevention. It’s always interesting to take part in these sessions and learn how others companies overcome the same challenges that we face here in Toronto. The fall protection demo reminded us of the importance we must all take when working at heights to service kitchen exhaust system fans and duct work.
Products being promoted in the main expo hall included hood filters, grease containment systems, access doors, WOW cleaners and polishes, and other accessories. These are some of the products that Pressure-Kleen offers to its Canadian customers to maintain their kitchen exhaust systems. There was also some innovative pressure washing equipment that will bring cutting edge advancements to our industry. We are always looking for safer, more effective methods of removing grease from kitchen exhaust systems.
Attendees were invited to “A Night at the Museum” at the Koorsen Fire Museum. A bus took them to the site where reception celebrating those who serve in the life safety and fire protection industry. It was enjoyable sharing fellowship and refreshments while looking back at the history of the fire protection industry.
Although our attendees enjoyed this event, we look equally forward to IKECA’s 30th anniversary celebration in Las Vegas next April.