Location: Robert Mann Rugs in Denver, Colorado
Dates: October 19-20, 2021
Join ARCS at Robert Mann Rugs in Denver, Colorado, October 19-23, 2021, for a whole week of incredible content with the biggest names in the industry! The week kicks off on Tuesday and Wednesday with an ARCS class on Finishing Processes by Robert Mann’s own Quality Control Manager, Andrija Malbasa. Thursday through Friday, October 21 – 22, is the official event, Rug-A-Palooza! Saturday we’ll be getting back on the wash floor for BYOB (Bring Your Own Boots).
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 19-20 – ARCS Finishing Course:
Rugs coming out of the dry room are not ready to head home to the customer. Andrija will lead this two-day, hands-on course teaching proper evaluation of a rug’s condition, assessing what finishing processes are needed and then demonstrating the finishing processes themselves. This includes, but is not limited to, specialty stain removal, fringe treatment, pile grooming, topical color run treatments, residual dust removal, shape issues and wrinkles. These final steps will take your end product from acceptable to excellent.
- $750 ARCS members/$1400 non-members
- Lunch, drinks and snacks are included each day
Sponsorship opportunities available: swag, lunches, happy hour, raffle prizes!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class will be two full days, hands-on with almost no classroom time, and will teach you a wide range of practical skills that you can begin using right away in your own workplace.
Topics covered will include:
- Stain removal
- Dry soil removal
- Stretching and blocking
- Grooming pile surfaces
- Fringe treatment
- Topical color-run treatments
- And a whole lot more
Andrija Malbasa - Vice President
Robert Mann Rugs, Inc.
Andrija Malbasa; Andrija was born and raised in Croatia. With the civil war in the 1990s his family fled to Serbia and later in 2000 immigrated to the United States. He worked as a sales floor manager at Target prior to joining Robert Mann Rugs in 2004. While he began as a driver, he helped with a variety of tasks around the facility. Showing an ability to quickly pick up different skill sets he was later asked to stay at the shop where he has learned and refined multiple skills, washing, finishing, and blocking rugs, finely rising to the level of Operations and Quality Control Manager. He has enjoyed working with Robert on a variety of projects over the years for private collectors and museums, expanding his knowledge of oriental rugs and Navajos.
Group Hotel Information:
Radisson Hotel Denver Central
4849 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80216
Room Rates: $89 + tax (WIFI and Breakfast included) Two Queen bed or One King bed
“This is certainly a conference to not miss, aside from being in one of the most impressive operations in the world, you will be surrounded by an immense amount of knowledge that will directly influence your operation the day you get back. After attending the last conference I would not miss the opportunity to attend the next.” – Aaron Glazier, Certified Clean Care, Athens, Georgia
“My wife and I went to last Rug-A-Palooza in 2018 and are excited to go to the up and coming event at Robert Man's world-class facility. It was a great event with old and new friends gathering and commiserating about our love for all things woven. Having a great time at the event, with informative speakers and a great round table discussion with participants patiently answering everyone's questions, is a given. What really sets these events apart from other seminars is that the participants are all willing to answer and thoroughly explain any questions you may have. Denver is an amazing town too. The food scene is amazing. The mile-high city has many offerings.” – Ron Kholler, RH Kholler Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning, Poulsbo, WA