The National Air Duct Cleaners Association announced it will start working with two other maintenance organizations to grow members’ expertise and businesses.

The duct-cleaning group will start working with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, and the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association to boost networking and educational opportunities for NADCA members.

“We’re looking forward to collaborating with the leaders of IICRC and IKECA,” said NADCA President Bill Benito. “These partnerships were established with our members in mind and it’s a priority to continue to develop relationships that will benefit our members and the growth of their businesses.”

The IKECA was established in 1989 and says it is committed to preventing commercial kitchen fires. The IICRC has been certifying restoration groups since 1972.

IICRC Chairman Darrel Paulson said he was looking forward to working with NADCA.

“By partnering with NADCA, we will be able to create greater awareness for the institute by promoting the IICRC to NADCA’s extensive membership,” Paulson said. “We will also exchange best practices with NADCA to drive the advancement of standards and certification procedures within our industry.

NADCA’s Benito agreed.

“By partnering with IICRC and IKECA, we are not only growing our own organization, we are expanding upon the benefits that we offer to our members,” he said.