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Two Inducted Into NCPMA Pest Management Hall of Fame

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Harden Blackwell of Terminix Company, Greensboro, N.C., and Steve Taylor of Capital Pest Services, Raleigh, were recently inducted into the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) Hall of Fame.

| March 4, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. – Harden Blackwell of Terminix Company, Greensboro, N.C., and Steve Taylor of Capital Pest Services, Raleigh, were recently inducted into the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) Hall of Fame, the association’s highest honor. The NCPMA Hall of Fame recognizes the men and women who have made significant life-long contributions to the pest management industry in North Carolina.

They join the 21 men and women previously inducted into the Hall of Fame.

“We are proud to recognize Harden Blackwell and Steve Taylor with this prestigious honor. For more than 40 years, they have made their mark on both the industry and the association through their tireless work ethic and initiative, and it is our honor to recognize their contributions to our state,” said Lee Smith, entomologist and NCPMA board member.

Harden Blackwell began his pest management career in 1971 and currently serves as Chairman of Terminix Company in Greensboro.  An active member of the NCPMA for decades, he has served as the co-chair of the Rules and Regulations Committee, helped rebrand the Pest Control Technicians’ (PCT) School with more involvement from NCPMA and was elected president of the association in 1994. 

Steve Taylor founded Capital Pest Services, Inc. in Raleigh in 1981.  Throughout his career, he has been an active member in the NCPMA. His accomplishments include helping to set up the association’s annual Legislative Day, chairing the annual summer conference, helping the association to rebrand the PCT School and serving as the association president in 1993. In 1998, he served as Interim Executive Director for the association following the unexpected death of the association’s executive director.

The induction ceremony was held during the NCPMA Pest Control Technicians’ School in Durham in January 2014.
 

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