The survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in North Carolina, benefiting the economy, workforce, and businesses in the state of North Carolina. This is the fourth consecutive year Terminix Service has made the list.
“Since my grandfather started our company in 1947, Terminix Service has strived to deliver quality service, while creating working environments that provide strong personal growth and development opportunities for all employees,” said Lex Knox, chairman and CEO. “We are incredibly proud to be recognized again as a top employer in North Carolina.”
Companies from North Carolina entered the two-part survey process to determine the 2018 Best Employers in North Carolina. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.
For more information, visit www.BestEmployersNC.com.
ATLANTA - Inspect-All Services, a pest control and home inspection company, announces its recognition by the Atlanta Business Chronicle to the 2018 Atlanta Pacesetter list. The company also made the list in 2017. Now in its 23rd year, the Pacesetter Awards recognize Atlanta's top 100 fastest-growing privately held companies.
To qualify, a business must be based in the 20-county metro area and not be a subsidiary of another company. It also must have been established in the first quarter of 2015 or earlier, experienced a two-year growth in sales of more than 50 percent, and garnered revenue between $1 million and $300 million in 2017.
"It is a wonderful honor to again be named as one of Atlanta's fastest-growing companies," said Brandon Lunsford and Brian Lunsford, co-owners of Inspect-All Services, in a joint statement. "We are fortunate to employ an optimistic team that considers customer service paramount to anything else they do. This award is dedicated to our team’s never-ending pursuit of providing world class service to our customers."
A full list of the 2018 Pacesetters is available in the April 27 edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Integrated Pest Management practitioners currently working in or looking to get involved with the food industry will benefit from this seminar. What are the current regulatory trends, strategies for insect management, and third party audits that will affect your program? Whether you are a manager or technician, this course is structured to provide you the information you need to make the right decisions.
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This workshop is intended for food safety and quality assurance managers, pest management professionals and other personnel who work in food processing plants, food distribution, packaging facilities, pharmaceutical plants, retail food establishments and foodservice operations.
Visit with leading suppliers of pest management materials to find out what is new and talk with them about your unique challenges. A hospitality suite will be available on the first night of the seminar to allow for relaxed and open discussion with presenters and other participants to enhance your learning experience.
This seminar will be approved by state agencies for pesticide applicator recertification and CEU's. Call 866.875.PEST or 812.425.7000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to verify state recertification credits and category approval.
The IPM in Food Plant Seminar will be held at the Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. Contact the hotel directly for reservations at 717-533-3311 or 800-HERSHEY (1-800-437-7439). Inform them that you are attending the IPM for Food Plants Seminar to ensure the special quoted rate. Reservations must be made no later than May 1, 2017 to receive discounted rates. Cancellation Policy Refunds will only be given to those who notify Collins Pest Management, Inc. at least 30 days prior to the start of the IPM for Food Plants Seminar.
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(Pictured above: Culex quinquefasciatus species of mosquito)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Another mosquito may carry the Zika virus, but more research is needed to confirm the early lab tests, University of Florida scientists reported. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers detected Zika in the saliva of southern house mosquitoes collected in Florida.
Chelsea Smartt, an associate professor at the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab in Vero Beach, Florida, said her study’s finding supports that the mosquito species, known scientifically as Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes, can contain live Zika virus in saliva. To date the mosquito species Aedes aegypti is considered the primary carrier of Zika virus.
Smartt said researchers must perform more experiments to know whether and how much of a role Culex quinquefasciatus plays in spreading Zika.
In 2016, Zika caused cases of microcephaly – a rare neurological condition in which an infant's head is significantly smaller than the heads of other children of the same age and gender – in some newborns in the United States, due in part to traveler-related global spread of Zika virus.
Scientists worldwide, including Smartt, have been studying the origins of Zika and how to control it.
Culex quinquefasciatus is common in the southern U.S. and is abundant in Florida, she said. The mosquito is found in tropical and sub-tropical areas, including Brazil, Africa and Southeast Asia.
In areas of the world where these mosquitoes feed on humans, there may be populations of Culex quinquefasciatus that can spread Zika, Smartt said.
Her research is published in the journal Frontiers of Microbiology.