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Orkin Wins Food Processing Readers Choice Award

Atlanta-based pest-control company Orkin Commercial Services received the Readers’ Choice Award for pest management from Food Processing magazine, a leading trade publication within the food and beverage industry.

The Food Processing Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the top suppliers of more than 50 product categories in the food processing industry, based on responses to an online survey of the publication’s readers.

The winners are featured in Food Processing’s March 2010 issue and on the magazine’s Web site,

“At Orkin we strive not only to be the nation’s best pest control company, but the nation’s best service company, delivering both quality and value to our customers,” said Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., director of quality systems for Orkin. “It is great to know we are accomplishing that. By investing in our employees we continue to see outstanding results for our customers.”

Orkin holds the highest standards for customer service with their Gold Medal Protection clients averaging better than 95% on the pest management portions of their third-party audits (based on surveys of Orkin’s Gold Medal Protection customers). These standards meet and often exceed the requirements of every major independent auditor.

Orkin’s success serving the food processing industry stems from an extensive internal training program that has received its own accolades. Every year since 2003, Orkin has been the only pest control company named to Training magazine’s Top 125 list of organizations that excel at human capital development.

Orkin is committed to training its employees well beyond the classroom. In addition to formal accredited class work at Purdue University, treatment techniques conforming to AIB International standards, and industry specific protocols, Orkin also offers the “Orkin TV” Satellite Training Network for the most up-to-date pest management training for all its employees.

About Orkin, LLC

Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/ facilities management, schools and institutions. Learn more about Orkin on our Web site at Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL). To learn more about Orkin Commercial Services, visit

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