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October 26, 2005

Eric Smith Named President of International Pest Management Fraternity

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Dr. Eric Smith (left) is installed as president of International Pest Management Fraternity, Pi Chi Omega, by outgoing president Ed Van Instendal (right).
(Lynchburg, VA) -Entomologist Eric Smith, PhD, has been elected president of the pest management fraternity of Pi Chi Omega.

 

Dr. Smith was installed as president during the national convention of the National Pest Management Association in October in Nashville, TN. He will serve a 2-year term.

Smith is the Director of Technical Services with Dodson Pest Control and has worked in the pest management industry for over 25 years.

Established in 1944, Dodson Pest Control has its corporate headquarters in Lynchburg, VA with 32 offices throughout Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Pi Chi Omega is a 55-year old international fraternity of over 500 pest management professionals from around the world. The fraternity was established to further the science of pest management, to promote the career of entomology and raise standards for professionalism in the industry.

 



 
October 26, 2004

Shriners Hospitals and Dodson Bros.

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Lynchburg Chapter Shriners Glenn Harvey (center) and Bill Hoffman (left) presented Bert Dodson, Jr. a plaque honoring Dodson Bros longtime commitment to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
(Lynchburg, VA) Dodson Bros. was recently honored for its contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Lynchburg Chapter Shriners Glenn Harvey and Bill Hoffman presented Bert Dodson, Jr. a plaque honoring Dodson Bros longtime commitment to the non-profit group.

The first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922 in Shreveport, Louisiana to help children build better lives. There are now 22 Shriner Hospitals offering medical care to children with orthopedic problems, severe burns and spinal cord injuries until they are 18 years old. What sets these hospitals apart is that there is never a charge to the patient, family or third party for any care or services provided.

 

Bert Dodson, Sr. served as a former President of the Lynchburg Shrine Club and was very devoted to Shriner causes on behalf of children for many years.


 
August 10, 2004

Habitat for Humanity and Dodson Pest Control

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One of the companies partnering with the local chapter of Habitat For Humanity since the beginning is Dodson Pest Control. For every home built, the company donates a soil treatment for protection against termites, providing both the labor and the materials.
(Lynchburg, VA) -Habitat For Humanity of Greater Lynchburg formed its local chapter in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1988. Now, 16 years later, Lynchburg is one of the most successful Habitat organizations in the country. The local chapter recently celebrated construction of its 240th home.

 

Since its inception, Habitat has received its funding through private donations from Lynchburg area corporations, churches and individuals. The program is unique because carpenters do not get paid for any of their work. Electricians and plumbers do receive some compensation, but they provide their services at a discount.

One of the companies partnering with the local chapter of Habitat since the beginning is Dodson Pest Control. For every home built, the company donates a soil treatment for protection against termites, providing both the labor and the materials. Dodson also contributes a percentage of its corporate profits to Habitat each year, donating $28,000 since 1991.

Gary Farrar, Housing Relations Manager for Habitat, said "We are very fortunate to have Dodson Pest Control and so many other local companies and volunteers contribute their monies, time and services. That's why our Habitat chapter is such a great success story on a national level. Two-hundred and forty homes involves a lot of resources, time, effort and dedication," added Farrar.

Dodson Pest Control President and CEO, Bert Dodson, Jr., said, "There continues to be a need for decent, affordable housing in Lynchburg and other communities. Habitat makes dreams a reality for many Lynchburg families, and our company is honored to be involved with the Lynchburg Habitat Chapter."

There are over 30 Habitat for Humanity programs in Virginia, with Lynchburg being the largest chapter in the state. Habitat has over 1,500 chapters across the U.S. and 60 chapters in other countries. To qualify for a Habitat home, applicants must have a need for housing, the ability to pay and a willingness to partner.



 
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