The company hosted the annual silent auction with co-sponsors Drexel Chemical and Epic Brokers. The $15,860 collected exceeded the company’s fundraising goal and will be used to support the two University of California schools — Berkeley and Riverside — that have urban entomology programs. Pest control companies and individuals donated more than 80 auction items, including iWatches, iPads, GoPro cameras and golf clubs.
Target Specialty Products was a platinum sponsor of the PCOC Expo, which was held in Monterey, Calif., June 24-26.
“Target Specialty Products is proud to partner with PCOC and support the pest control community in California,” said Todd Ferguson, president of Target Specialty Products. “The silent auction ensures that our state industry comprised of pest management companies, manufacturers, distributors and other support partners can continue to improve industry standards and provide quality benefits for its members.”
Both schools rely on donated funds to continue their lab research, which is instrumental in the advancement of pest management.
“The results from the 2015 silent auction are further proof of the wonderful show of support of UC research, my lab, and myself shown by PCOC, Target Specialty Products, and industry-wide members that I have enjoyed over the decades,” said Vernard Lewis, cooperative extension specialist, University of California, Berkeley .
Target Specialty Products is distributes specialty agricultural chemicals, application equipment, products and supplies, services throughout the United States from 18 branch locations. It provides products and services to the private and public sectors in structural pest control, landscape construction and maintenance, golf course maintenance and turfgrass maintenance, production nursery, industrial vegetation management, and aquatic, forestry and vector control.