SPOKANE, Wash. — On Nov. 1, Senske Services will be decorating the 80-foot tree featured in the annual Spokane Tree Lighting Celebration. The event put on by the City of Spokane and Riverfront Park, will be held on Nov. 30 in Riverfront Park with Senske team members on hand distributing 3-D glasses that display fun holograms within the Christmas lights.
This is the third year that Senske Services of Spokane has donated the lighting for the enormous fir tree and it is quite the undertaking. According to Timm Turnbough, branch manager, installing the lights requires a 125-foot lift and takes about 32-man hours. It will take another 18 hours to remove the lights at the end of this holiday season.
The Christmas tree is covered in 2,500 LED, C-9 bulbs stretching over 3,125 feet in length. The giant red bow is 10 feet tall and there are 6 large light bursts that top the tree.
Turnbough added, “Senske is delighted to be part of the annual celebration.”
After the event, the festive tree will remain lit throughout the holiday season for all of Spokane to enjoy.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, pest management professionals have an opportunity to hear from the industry’s leading rodent experts during PCT’s Rodent Control Virtual Conference. Designed for busy professionals, this half-day virtual event allows attendees to attend all or part of the conference from their home or office.
CEU INFORMATION. Attendees can earn CEU credits. PCT is in the process of receiving CEU approvals for the event; thus far, thirteen states have approved a total of 52.5 credits. Click here for an updated list.
SPEAKER INFO. For only $99 per person, attendees will hear presentations by Bobby Corrigan, Timmy Madere, Mike Deutsch and Matt Frye. Can’t participate on the day of the event? No problem. Each registered attendee also will receive a link to an online version of the webinar. The link to the virtual conference content will be sent approximately 5 to 10 business days after the event.
REGISTRATION INFO. To learn more about PCT’s sixth annual Rodent Control Virtual Conference, visit http://rodentcontrol.pctonline.com.
CLICK HERE for a look at speakers and topics for this year’s event.
CLICK HERE to register for the event.
(Pictured: D.R. Sapp, president and CEO of Florida Pest Control)
READING, Pa. — Rentokil Steritech announced the acquisition of Florida Pest Control, a Gainesville,Fla.-based firm that ranked #16 on the most recent PCT Top list, with annual revenues of $67 million. The acquisition was completed on Nov. 1, 2019.
The acquisition significantly expands Rentokil Steritech's service footprint in the state of Florida, where the company already operates from 13 service centers.
Founded in 1949 by Dempsey Sapp Sr., Florida Pest Control has grown steadily under the leadership of his son, D.R. Sapp. The company employs 600 people, servicing central and northern Florida (including Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville).
"Companies are a reflection of their leadership. From the first time we met with him, it was very apparent that D.R. and his family have built an impressive company, one that truly cares about its customers and its employees," said John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil North America, the parent company of Rentokil Steritech. "This same genuine care is reflected throughout the organization. Through his relationship with our Chairman Emeritus, Vic Hammel, we are extremely proud that DR considered and selected Rentokil Steritech when it was time to sell his company."
D.R. Sapp added, "I knew I had to find a company to sell to that would take the best care of our 600 co-workers, that offered good benefits and advancement opportunities. Rentokil was the ideal fit and will make a wonderful partner for our customers and colleagues."
Rentokil continues to build its presence in the Southeast. Other Rentokil acquisition in the region includes Oliver Exterminating, Allgood, Active, Heron, Johnson and Russell Pest Control.
"This acquisition is very much in line with our strategy to acquire pest control businesses that build customer density and add to our scale in key local markets, and will make a strong contribution towards our North American revenue and margin targets," Andy Ransom, CEO of Rentokil Initial, said in a news release.
LR Tullius represented and acted as financial advisor to Florida Pest Control on the transaction
TEMPE, Ariz. — Coxreels offers various stainless steel grade choices to its customers, ideally servicing exact specification needs. Coxreels offers complete stainless steel reels and powder-coated steel reels with stainless steel fluid paths. Now customers can choose between 316 and 304 grade stainless steels for their fluid paths on many reel types to best match the necessary corrosion resistance of their reel according to the application. Coxreels stainless steel reel spools and frames will remain 302/304 grade stainless and are optionally available in an electro-polished finish for additional corrosion resistance.
302/304 and 316 are the two primary stainless steel types used in the reel industry. With inherent metallurgical differences, each category offers different levels of corrosion protection and cost. The 302/304 are the most commonly used stainless steels and are found in most applications where corrosion resistant steel is required such as food and beverage, sanitation, dairy, pharma, appliances and sinks. 316 grade stainless steel is commonly considered the most corrosion resistance of the stainless steel grades and can be up to 4X more resistant to corrosion than 302/304.
Selecting the proper stainless grade for the application is important to balance the cost vs needed corrosion resistance. 316 is usually recommended for marine applications, some acidic fluids, chemicals that end in “ine” such as chlorine, bromine, etc, and is also often specified when long lasting appearance is desired. Regardless of your specific application, Coxreels has the stainless material to meet your needs.