CLEVELAND, OHIO – Last year, PCT featured a number of fast-rising pest control firms in a feature story titled, “Companies to Watch” that appeared in the January issue of the magazine. Did we miss a company that’s on the fast-track to success? Do you know of a firm that has developed an innovative marketing program; enviable community service record; or differentiated itself in the marketplace in some other way? If so, we would love to hear about them. Let us know! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Company to Watch” and we’ll take some time to learn more about the firm and possibly include them in a future issue of PCT magazine.
NEWTON, N.J. – CPA Dan Gordon of PCO Bookkeepers, LLC is headlining a Business Leadership Workshop sponsored by Bug Off Pest Control on February 24 in New York City. During the presentation, Gordon will provide his expertise and insight into ways PMPs can grow their business more quickly with fresh ideas that will increase both their top and bottom lines.
Those attending this workshop will walk away learning how to price services for profit, develop effective and profitable route management, identify important areas to drill into the firms profit and loss statement, and how to measure return on marketing efforts, according to Gordon.
The workshop is scheduled for February 24 at Saint Rose School Auditorium, 517 W. 164th Street off St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10032. For additional information, contact Terri Mason at email@example.com.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The hawk affectionately known as “Jefferson” – which took up residence in the Library of Congress recently – has been captured by the Raptor Conservancy of Northern Virginia. For the complete Washington Post story, as well as to view a video of “Jefferson,” click here.
Andrew KnoxMADISON, WIS. – Andrew Knox joined Bell Laboratories’ international sales team in January as Australasian Business Manager for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and other Australasian territories.
Knox will provide strategic direction in sales, marketing and registration of Bell’s rodent control products in the pest control, agricultural and retail markets in Australasia and will also develop new business in selected markets in Southeast Asia.
Working with Bell distributors and technical representatives, he will assess customer and market information in order to build strong customer/distributor relationships and to enhance the market share of Bell products, according to a company press release.
Knox’s sales experience in Australia’s agricultural/pest control industry began at Schering Agro-Chemicals in Kensington, New South Wales (NSW), where he worked his way from sales representative to senior product manager, launching several major brands. From 1988 to 2004, he managed accounts in the turf business for Globe Australia Pty Ltd and created its first pest control supply division. Prior to accepting his position with Bell, Knox managed Better Methods, Pty Ltd, a hardware tools supply company.
Knox holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Botany from Glasgow University in his native Scotland and a post-graduate diploma in marketing from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, NSW. He will be based in Sydney, Australia.
LODI, CALIF. — Clark Pest Control, #6 on PCT’s Top 100 list of largest pest control companies in North America, recently acquired independent pest control companies in Reno and San Diego, expanding its customer base in both markets.
High Desert Pest Control in Reno was purchased Dec. 1 from its founders Mike and Kim Rife. It adds commercial orchard pest control services to Clark’s general pest control operations. Clark retained all of High Desert’s workers, including the previous owners.
Clark also acquired Smart Pest Control, San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 7.
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