Columbus, Ga.-based Knox Pest Control recently opened its new technical training facility, called the Jim Knox Training Center, to continue its employee development.
“The Jim Knox Training Center is geared to be the hub for all instructional classroom training for our company,” said Blake Grimsley, ACE, senior vice president of operations at Knox Pest Control. “We are directly geared to offer residential and commercial pest control instruction as well as termite training and lawn training in various markets. The classroom will hold up to 40 team members and has dedicated training rooms. We also have microscopes and various training equipment to show and teach insect biology using our insect collections. We can stream training to all locations throughout the company.”
Having a training facility, a team of Associate Certified Entomologists and “Train the Trainer” certified instructors all under the direction of Compliance Director Terry Melton, ensures the company’s continued commitment to its team members and its customers.
“We continue to evaluate every opportunity to enhance our presence and our knowledge as a significant service provider throughout the southeast. This facility is one-of-a-kind and will teach methods for both preventative and curative treatments,” Sean Knox and Justin Knox, owners of Knox Pest Control, said in a news release.
The company was founded in 1929 by Forrest Knox. He was joined by his son Jim in 1945, whose son John joined full-time in 1975. John’s sons Justin and Sean joined the family business in 1997 and 2000, respectively.