Gamble Cuce, worker's compensation program manager, The Brownyard Group, provides PCOs with tips for managing worker’s compensation losses.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer CropScience LP, has released a new training DVD that will help to educate pest management professionals (PMPs) on various aspects of one of the industry’s most difficult-to-control pests: bed bugs. The DVD, entitled “Bed Bug Control for Pest Management Professionals,” includes identification and treatment tips from renowned industry expert Dr. Austin Frishman as well as commentary from Joe Barile, BCE, technical services coordinator at Bayer, and Paul J. Bello, president of PJB Pest Management Consulting LLC and author of The Bed Bug Combat Manual.
The DVD features the latest news on bed bug biology and behavior as it relates to control, including trends in bed bug management and the latest product innovations from Bayer that help deliver the effective control that customers expect. Other sections specifically address how to treat hotel rooms for the notorious traveling pest and how PMPs can prevent bed bugs from hitch-hiking to other accounts (or home) with them. Chapters detailing how Bayer products such as Temprid SC Insecticide, Drione Dust and Tempo 1% Dust can be used for maximum bed bug control are also included on the DVD.
“With bed bug infestations on the rise throughout the country, we felt that it was necessary to provide PMPs with an updated resource that they could turn to,” said Gordon Morrison, marketing manager at Bayer. “The new training DVD not only demonstrates the latest tips and tricks in bed bug identification and control from leading industry professionals, but also teaches PMPs how to educate colleagues, hotel employees, and customers alike about how they can take a proactive approach to bed bug control. This knowledge paired with the superior results that Bayer products like Temprid deliver will be crucial to effectively controlling bed bugs in the future.”
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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — As bed bugs spread across the nation, BedBug Central will travel to help prepare pest professionals. BedBug Central will collaborate with the New England Pest Management Association to offer the New England Bed Bug Boot Camp to educate professionals in the tri-state area.
The New England Bed Bug Boot Camp is an off shoot of BedBug Central’s BedBug University: Boot Camp. The New England Bed Bug Boot Camp will be held on February 8th and 9th, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Woburn in Woburn, MA.
The Boot Camp will focus on the necessary knowledge and skills needed to create, run, or manage a successful bed bug program. The boot camp offers a series of courses that provide in-depth, practical and actionable knowledge regarding pertinent areas surrounding bed bugs and effective treatment.
“This is a unique opportunity for New England pest control professionals to learn how to treat for bed bugs in an interactive and hands on environment,” said Jeffrey White, technical director for BedBug Central. “The bed bug epidemic is growing and proper training and information is needed to prevent and treat these pests.”
The boot camp sessions’ will include Bed Bugs 101: Basics of Bed Bug Biology, Bed Bugs 102: Protocol Overview, Bed Bug 201: Tools of the Trade, and Bed Bug 301: The Business of Bed Bugs.
Boot Camp will also focus on the concepts of minimal preparation and the principals of least disruption. This technique will increase productivity by reducing labor and will ultimately reduce costs for pest management industries while increasing the value and convenience for customers.
All individuals involved in bed bug detection, prevention or remediation are invited to attend. The four sessions are designed to help staff understand and implement a more effective bed bug strategy.
In addition to the educational sessions, attendees can visit exhibits that showcase various products and services from leaders in the bed bug industry.
The traditional BedBug University: Boot Camp is a four-day course offered six times per year and is designed to shorten the learning curve of companies that want to increase their bed bug revenues and enhance their bed bug business model. The program examines the most effective and efficient treatment protocols in addition to providing hands-on training with industry-standard tools for bed bug remediation.
For more information about the New England Bed Bug Boot Camp, visit http://www.bedbugcentral.com/bedbuguniversity/nepma.cfm or call 877/411-1142.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., — Telogis introduces Telogis Route 3.0, a powerful new version of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) multi-vehicle route optimization application featuring a new patent-pending “Advanced Territories” technology. Advanced Territories allows companies to give geographic-centric routes to drivers without limiting routing options to those boundaries.
“Other routing tools on the market require the customer to create hard-lined geographic borders that limit routes to being sequenced within those boundaries,” says Newth Morris, president, Telogis Route. “This approach is very time consuming, often requires an on-site expert, does not take into account dynamic variables such as holidays, business hours and customer requests, does not support frequency-based service visits and results in extremely inefficient routes. With Telogis Route 3.0 we’re able to loosen those geographic constraints to ensure the most intelligent and cost-efficient routing scenarios while also taking into account all of the other variables that drivers and customers encounter each day.”
Built off the extensive infrastructure of the Telogis Cloud, Telogis Route 3.0 is driven by massive computing power that offers greater response speed and functionality than competitive route optimization systems. As a web-based solution, Telogis Route 3.0 is easy to deploy across decentralized organizations without the added cost of new infrastructure, such as server hardware. Since it is offered as a subscription-based service, users see an immediate return on investment compared to traditional routing packages that have long implementation cycles and require dedicated on-site personnel.
Telogis Route 3.0 provides businesses with direct visibility in to the costs of running a fleet. The system allows users to track costs for created routes and even provides an “immediate feedback on costs” feature that provides an instant evaluation of routes based on fixed and variable costs, fuel costs, labor costs and other variables that affect the bottom line. Telogis Route 3.0 also provides full support for business constraints such as driver specialties, customer availability and equipment available on a truck to ensure that customer needs are met every time.
Telogis Route 3.0 supports various vehicle types and seamlessly integrates with the Telogis Fleet GPS-based fleet management system, Telogis Progression work order management platform and Telogis Mobile handheld application to provide the industry’s only single-sourced platform for dynamic routing, real-time work order management, telematics and mobile integration.
AUSTIN, Texas – Univar Professional Products & Services (PP&S) announced a new regional structure with James Delaney, John Charleston and Kurt Grade being named as regional directors and James Osuch as director of human resources, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
Univar PP&S is focused on creating greater efficiencies with improvements and additions to its customer service initiatives.
John Charleston will be Regional Director for the West. The Western region will increase its geography to now include the Pacific Northwest and the state of Utah. John is currently the manager of the Western District and will continue to be located in Southern California.
Jim Delaney will be Regional Director of the Central Region. This region will span Colorado and New Mexico to Ohio in the East and include Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Jim is currently the manager of the Northeast District and will continue to be located in Indianapolis. Jim will also continue to maintain responsibility for the PP&S operations in Canada.
Kurt Grade will be Regional Director of the Eastern Region and will be responsible for business from Florida to Maine and as far west as Alabama and Tennessee. Kurt is currently the manager of the Southeast District and will continue to be located in Tampa.
All 3 Regional Directors will report directly to Trace McEuen – General Manager. “The change to 3 Regions led by these strong managers will allow us to enhance our efficiency focus and customer service efforts” states John Bolanos, President of Univar PP&S.
In addition, James Osuch has been promoted to the position of Human Resources Director for PP&S. Reporting directly to John Bolanos. James will be the driving force in directing the recruiting, training, and development of the Univar PP&S organization.