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ATLANTA — Rollins received a Child Well-Being Impact Fund Champion award from United Way of Greater Atlanta for its significant contributions to the fund during the 2017 workplace campaign. Rollins received a Silver Level Impact Award, alongside several Atlanta-area corporations that also supported the fund.
The award recognizes companies with the strongest focus on furthering the work of United Way’s Child Well-Being Impact Fund, which is dedicated to ensuring lasting, collaborative solutions leading to positive and sustainable outcomes for children and families. Selected companies showed excellence in dollars allocated to the fund and demonstrated a commitment to encouraging employee donors to support the fund.
“Rollins has long been a strong supporter and advocate of United Way of Greater Atlanta because it does outstanding work in our community,” said John Wilson, President and COO of Rollins. “Each year we strive to exceed our giving goal, so we can increase the impact the United Way can make.”
Jerry Gahlhoff, president of Rollins Specialty Brands and VP of Human Resources added, “We’re grateful for this award. It’s a great reflection of our generous employees and our commitment to improving the community around us—whether in Atlanta or any of the markets we serve.”
Rollins employees and company-matching funds have supported United Way of Greater Atlanta since 1985, helping make Rollins a community leader for many years. In 2017, Rollins and its employees donated more than $1 million to United Way of Greater Atlanta.
The company recorded first quarter revenues of $408.7 million, an increase of 8.9% over the prior year's first quarter revenue of $375.2 million. Rollins' net income increased 20.5% to $48.5 million or $0.22 per diluted share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, compared to $40.3 million or $0.18 per diluted share for the same period in 2017.
Gary W. Rollins, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rollins, Inc. stated, "Our team is off to a good start and are executing our key initiatives that will make contributions throughout the year. We are enthused about our benefit enhancements that should improve employee retention and recruiting."
During the first quarter, the Company used part of its savings from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to improve employee benefits. These changes include an enhanced 401(K) match, stock grants, additional paid time off and added employee scholarships.
TRENTON – Following initial identification by the Center for Vector Biology at Rutgers University and the Hunterdon County Department of Health, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa confirmed on November 9, 2017 the finding of an exotic East Asian tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis), also known as the Longhorned tick or bush tick, on a farm in Hunterdon County. Until that time, this tick was not known to exist in the U.S. How it arrived in New Jersey remains a mystery.
Steps were promptly taken to eradicate the tick from the index property and the animals in and around it. Tests on the exotic tick in November failed to reveal any tickborne diseases.
Ongoing surveillance continued during the winter and on April 17, 2018 the NVSL confirmed the Longhorned tick successfully overwintered in New Jersey and has possibly become established in the state.
Local, state and federal animal health and wildlife officials, as well as Rutgers University – Center for Vector Biology are working together to eliminate this pest from the index premises and to contain its spread to the surrounding areas. Surveillance in wildlife and livestock species will continue throughout the year.
State and USDA employees will be working with the public to determine if the tick has spread to new areas and to educate the public about protecting livestock and pets from this pest. Questionnaires will be distributed to property owners within a 3-kilometer radius of the index property to gather pertinent information vital to the investigation.
Like deer ticks, the nymphs of the Longhorned tick are very small (resembling tiny spiders) and can easily go unnoticed on animals and people. This tick is known to infest deer and a wide range of other hosts. Therefore, it has the potential to infect multiple North American wildlife species.
Source: New Jersey Department of Agriculture
ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is proud to announce the second annual scholarship program to honor E. Raymond Crim III, Senior Executive Vice President, Emeritus of Arrow Exterminators. Arrow Exterminators funds this $5,000 scholarship annually and preference is given to applicants with military service and to individuals whose families serve in the pest control industry.
Crim started his career in an unlikely place, Vietnam, where he proudly served his country as a member of the armed forces with the Preventive Medicine Unit - Mosquito Control and Research Division. His role during the war served as his introduction to the pest control industry where he set a great example of leadership and integrity in the business, leading him on a journey to the executive level at Arrow Exterminators. On January 4, 2016, Crim officially retired from Arrow Exterminators after 25 years of service to Arrow and 44 years of service to the industry.
Arrow Exterminators is pleased to continue to fund the scholarship in honor of Crim and his integral work to the industry and his country. The scholarship is open to students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate college with at least two semesters completed and in good academic standing. The applicants must submit an essay describing their professional goals and aspirations, and how they plan to use their studies to contribute to their field. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2018 and those interested in applying can click here for more information.
Joe Thomas, Owner and Chairman of the Board, stated, “At Arrow Exterminators we have always believed in giving back to the Industry that has given so much to us and we were thrilled to establish this scholarship last year to honor our good friend Ray Crim. His love and dedication to the Pest Control Industry as well as the men and women of the US military are an integral part of who he is and we are proud to continue this scholarship program to carry on the name of E. Raymond Crim, III, and honor those that have served our country.”