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Orkin Establishes First Franchise in South America

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The new office is located in the Republic of Chile and the franchise owner is Jaime Marquez Politeo.

| August 8, 2012

ATLANTA – Rollins Inc., announced that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established its 22nd international franchise in Santiago, Chile, the first South American franchise for the company.

“We are proud to bring Orkin services to South America, and especially to Santiago, Chile, the country’s capital and largest city,” said Tom Luczynski, Orkin vice president of U.S. and international development and franchising. “There is a wide variety of climates throughout Chile, from one of the world’s driest deserts to subtropical climates. Each creates unique pest problems throughout the year, so customers will benefit from Orkin’s experience.”

Orkin Santiago Chile will offer commercial, residential and termite pest control services. The franchise owner is Jaime Marquez Politeo.

“I am proud to be part of the Orkin team and represent Orkin in Santiago,” said Marquez.

He has worked in the pest control industry for several years and currently operates a wholesale distribution company. He will travel to Atlanta, Orkin’s U.S. headquarters, for initial training at the company’s award-winning training center next month.

 

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