Jim Roden, of ProChem® fame, passed away in February after a battle with cancer. Jim was one of the pioneers of gasoline-powered truck-mounted carpet cleaning systems. I had the privilege of meeting him on several occasions and always thought of him as a fine gentleman.
Jim was in Philadelphia in 1977 at the SCCA meeting that ended the great steam controversy and that was the last time I remember seeing him. Our condolences to Jim's family and to all of the folks at ProChem. Our industry has lost a gentleman and an innovator.
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