Press Releases

NPMA Appointed to Serve on EPA Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee by Administrator Scott Pruitt

Last week, Jim Fredericks, NPMA’s Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, was appointed to the U.S. EPA’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). The PPDC is a Federal Advisory Committee that meets with EPA on a regular basis to discuss pesticide regulatory, policy, and program implementation issues. Membership on the PPDC is a two-year commitment, during which NPMA will represent ...

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NPMA’s Virtual Conference Series

Hire Smart & Manage Easy: Essential Tips to Recruiting, Hiring, and Engaging the Best Employees Employees are the life-blood of any business. They can fuel production, improve customer satisfaction, and drive company growth. But, finding and keeping employees that positively impact your business can often feel like an uphill battle. Stop the cycle of high turnover and low employee retention, ...

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Save $50 and Register for Pestworld 2017 Today

Save $50 and register for PestWorld 2017 today! While at PestWorld, you will see the latest and greatest products and services in the industry and network with thousands of pest management professionals from across the globe!  And don’t forget the world-class educational opportunities – with 40 educational sessions offering CEUs. REGISTER TODAY
  Rates increase September 9 THOUGHT LEADER SESSIONS Sponsored by Employee ...

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Court Strikes Down Montgomery County’s Ban on Lawn Pesticides

In a win for the pest management industry and protecting public health and property, on August 3, 2017, the Maryland Circuit Court struck down Montgomery County’s ordinance that bans lawn and garden pesticide use on private property. Judge Terrence McGann set an ever impactful legal precedent by ruling that state law preempts the County Council’s law passed in 2015. Nationally, ...

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Health Care Repeal in U.S. Senate

Many aspects of the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as “Obamacare” are of particular concern; however, the most important aspect of repealing Obamacare to the structural pest management industry is the employer mandate. The employer mandate requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide health insurance to all employees working 30 hours a week or more. ...

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Department of Labor Seeks Information on Revising Overtime Rule

This week the Trump Administration moved forward with revoking or revising the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Overtime Rule promulgated by the Obama administration. On Tuesday the DOL published a Request for Information in the Federal Register to gather information to aid in formulating a proposal to revise regulations pertaining to the 2016 update to overtime rules under the federal Fair ...

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House Natural Resources Hearing on Bringing Much Needed Reforms to the Endangered Species Act

On Wednesday, July 19, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on five Republican sponsored bills aimed at modernizing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Since ESA modernization was a 2017 NPMA Legislative Day issue, members of the NPMA Public Policy Team attended this most important hearing. This issue is critical because activists are using the ESA as a mechanism ...

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Chairman Tommy Fortson to Retire from PPMA Board of Directors

Bobby Jenkins will assume the Chairman role after PestWorld 2017 The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer education and marketing arm of the National Pest Management Association, today announced that Tommy Fortson of Terminix Service, Inc. in Columbia, S.C. will retire from his position of Chairman on the PPMA Board of Directors at the conclusion of ...

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QualityPro Unveils New Strategic Plan

The QualityPro Board of Directors is excited to announce the completion of a new strategic plan, focused on a clear vision, mission and set of concise goals that will drive growth in our industry’s certification program for the foreseeable future.  Working under the leadership of QualityPro Chairman, Kevin Burns of Arrow Exterminators, the group of twenty pest professionals from across ...

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Senate Hearing on National Labor Relations Board

On Thursday, July 13, the NPMA Public Policy Team attended the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the Nomination for Deputy Secretary of Labor and Members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The following individuals were nominated and testified for the corresponding positions Patrick Pizzella – Deputy Secretary of Labor, Marvin Kaplan – Member of the ...

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