BASEL, Switzerland - China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) announced the provisional end results for ChemChina’s offer to acquire Syngenta, an agriculture company aimed at improving global food security. Based on preliminary numbers, at the end of the Additional Acceptance Period on May 24, around 92.2 percent of shares had been tendered.
The prospective timetable for the closing of the offers is as follows:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Definitive notice of the end result of the offers
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Second Settlement
Environmental Pest Service Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Tampa
Environmental Pest Service, which was previously based out of Sarasota, Fla., recently relocated its corporate headquarters to Tampa, Fla. The company signed a five-year lease on a 7,800-square-foot office space located at 5670 W. Cypress Street.
“Tampa puts us in a prime location to attract top talent as our organization continues to grow,” said George Pickhardt, chairman of Environmental Pest Service. “Given that EPS has locations in Georgia and, recently, North Carolina, being close to a major airport also became increasingly more important for our leadership team.”
Environmental Pest Service operates four brands — Arrow Environmental Services in west and central Florida, Bug Out Service in north Florida, Skyline Pest Solutions in metro Atlanta, and State Pest Control in central North Carolina — and 26 branches.
Lois Caffey, a Pioneering Woman in Pest Management, Passes Away
Caffey, longtime corporate secretary-treasurer for Adams Pest Control, was the first female president of a state pest control association.
ALEXANDRIA, La. — Lois (Granger) Caffey, longtime corporate secretary-treasurer for Adams Pest Control, Alexandria, La, passed away on May 19, at her home. She was 89, and had previously suffered a stroke a few weeks prior to her death.
In a career spanning more than 40 years in the pest control industry, Caffey continued her busy schedule even into her later years. She was the past president of the Louisiana Pest Management Association (1973), and served on numerous National Pest Management Association committees.
A pioneer in the industry, Caffey was the first female president of a state pest control association (LPMA). Butch Morrison, president of Adams Pest Control and Caffey’s nephew, said she would often attend pest control meetings where she was the only woman out of about 200 people.
“She led a really remarkable life when you think about overcoming the challenges of being a woman working in a male-dominated world,” Morrison said. “She started at Adams Pest Control in 1961 as a part-time employee. Mr. (Paul) Adams recognized her abilities and kept throwing different responsibilities her way.”
Caffey was one of the driving forces behind the creation of a termite training center at Louisiana State University by both promoting it and raising funds. In 2001, The LSU Board of Supervisors named the facility the Lois Caffey Termite Training Center in her honor.
“Her passion for helping to train other pest management professionals was genuine,” Morrison said. “She genuinely wanted to help them become the best of they could be.”
In an article she wrote for PCT in 1993, Caffey explained her dedication to the field, stating “if one has the wisdom of experience and the energy, drive and enthusiasm of youth, in most cases, numerical age is irrelevant.”