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WILSONVILLE, Ore. — FLIR Systems announced two moisture meters with Bluetooth wireless connectivity: the FLIR MR59 Ball Probe Moisture Meter and the FLIR MR55 Pin Moisture Meter. These inspection tools offer moisture remediation, pest control, home or building inspection and floor installation professionals the ability to read moisture measurements from a mobile device.
The MR59 is a pinless moisture meter, unique for its ball probe sensor, which helps users cover larger areas in a shorter time. The ball probe makes it easy to measure in corners, over uneven surfaces and around baseboards without leaving marks. The MR59 can help detect moisture below a surface when there is no visible presence, enabling professionals to determine the moisture migration path from the source.
The MR55 is a pin meter with a built-in library of 11 material groups, including wood, drywall, concrete, brick and other building materials. The user can tune the meter to the most appropriate test material to improve measurement accuracy. Professionals can also access a material group reference document from FLIR.com by using a smartphone device to scan a QR code on the back of the meter.
Both the MR59 and MR55 were designed for professionals to improve work efficiency, inspect any location with ease and access the most accurate moisture readings possible. Wireless connectivity in both devices offers a convenient way to view data from a mobile device with the FLIR Tools® Mobile App. This is useful when the meter’s display is out of view, such as when taking measurements on the ceiling or within a cabinet.
The new moisture meters will be available for purchase in the United States beginning in mid-September through FLIR distributors. For more information, visit FLIR.com.
(Photo: FMC's Arnold Ramsey, left, presented along with Dini Miller, center, and Mark Sheperdigian)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An important goal of the annual Purdue Pest Management Conference is to provide attendees with information they need to help move the pest control industry forward. This year’s conference, held last week at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., was highlighted by industry experts who presented on a variety of cutting-edge pest management topics.
TUCSON, Ariz — Truly Nolen Pest Control, based in Tucson, Ariz., recently opened at 4920 U.S. Highway 220 Business South, Asheboro, N.C. The franchise, which is the second North Carolina location for Truly Nolen, is owned by franchisees Joey and Shana Baker.
Joey Baker began his own business, JB Outman Distributing in 2001, and has been growing that business with Shana Baker since 2002. After 17 successful years, they decided to take on another challenge.
“Although we still operate JB Outman, we wanted a second service business where we would be able to build it brick by brick, one customer at a time, because we are very big on customer service and the whole customer experience,” said Joey Baker. “After researching multiple franchise opportunities, we elected to purchase a Truly Nolen because everyone we met that worked for the company had been there between 10 to 25 years, and the family atmosphere the company promotes aligned perfectly with our passions.”
The couple opened their Truly Nolen franchise Jan. 1 and plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony later in 2019.
Lance Washington, Truly Nolen director of domestic franchising, said the Bakers went through training recently at the company’s Leadership Center in Tucson, Ariz., and is pleased to have them as part of the company’s family.
“Both Joey and Shana were fantastic to work with during training, and you can see their passion will carry over to their customer service,” said Washington. “Their nearly two decades of business experience and success in Asheboro should help them in their market in the years to come.”