The 2012 holiday season was a busy time for the Seal of Approval elves at the Carpet and Rug Institute. With the additions of 46 vacuums (43 from one manufacturer), one new extractor and one new system, the SOA program begins 2013 with a total of 973 approved products.

In the Vacuums category, Seal of Approval veteran manufacturer Hoover Company of Glenwillow, Ohio adds the Hoover CH50102 Commercial Upright to the SOA program at the Bronze Level, bringing the company's total to 24 SOA-approved machines.

IMIG, Inc. of Farmington, NY brings to our Seal of Approval Bronze Level two more vacuums, their Perfect Model C103 commercial canister vacuum and Perfect Model DM101 commercial upright machine.

NSS Enterprises, Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, NSS Pacer 12UE, commercial upright vacuum has achieved the Bronze Level of the Seal of Approval program.

NaceCare Solutions of Mississauga, Ontario has earned certification for a grand total of 43 commercial canister vacuums. NaceCare's list includes 35 commercial canister models coming into the program at the Silver Level and eight entering at the Bronze Level. Specific model numbers are available on the CRI website.

In the Cleaning Solutions category, Daley International of Chicago has received Seal of Approval certification for Dry Foam Mist Shampoo.    

In the SOA extractor category, it's quality over quantity this week, with Powr-Flite of Ft. Worth, Texas earning SOA Gold-Level certification for its 1085 EAW extractor.

U. S. Products of Mukilteo, Washington earned SOA Bronze-Level certification for their HydraPort extractors.

For certified Cleaning Systems, Powr-Flite of Ft. Worth, Texashas earned the SOA Gold Level with the company's, 1085 EAW extractor.