UPFDA members reconnect in-person


Enjoying UPFDA’’ s reception occurring after its yearly member conference at PestWorld 2021 are, from left, James Rodriguez, ACE, B&G Equipment Co.; market lobbyist George Braun, Esq.; Agri-Turf Distributing’’ s Lon Records andRich Records; and Paragon’’ s Brennan Brashears. PICTURE: UPFDA

After almost 2 years of conference essentially, members of the United Producers, Formulators and Distributors Association (UPFDA) enjoyed to be back together in Las Vegas, Nev., at the National Pest Management Association’’ s PestWorld 2021 conference and trade convention. Members satisfied mid-week for the yearly UPFDA member conference and reception on Nov. 3. UPFDA President Tom Forshaw IV, president of Charlotte, N.C.-based FORSHAW Inc., called the conference to order.

One emphasize of this conference was Jackie Angulo’’ s description of the brand-new UPFDA Strategic Plan. Angulo, VP of Superior Angran, San Juan, Puerto Rico, shared that her deal with the tactical preparation committee was an individual concern. Donna Giacalone, another member of the tactical preparation committee and executive VP of The Bug Stop, Chicago, Ill., compared the work this committee did to ““ constructing our company from the basement into a complete structure!” ” The committees are finishing their tactical strategies that will line up with the company’’ s prepare.


The brand-new assisting vision and objective of UPFDA are:


PelGar’’ s Andrej Branc and The Bug Stop’’ s Donna Giacalone delight in capturing up at UPFDA’’ s yearly member conference and reception held throughout PestWorld 2021. PICTURE: UPFDA

VISION: UPFDA will be called the leading nationwide association leading the consistent development of professionalism, high requirements and principles to empower the producers, suppliers and market partners of the most extremely established items, services and services for the insect management market to make sure the health and wellness of our neighborhoods.

MISSION: To empower expert partnership, advancement, success and development.Another product of company looked after at the member conference was the 2021 board of director election. We more than happy to have Lee Barrett, president of Nisus Corp., Rockford, Tenn., sign up with the UPFDA management group as a director on the board. We likewise bid a fond goodbye, and thank-you, to.Will Shively, the Kansas City, Mo.-based local supervisor of FORSHAW, as he leaves the UPFDA board.

At the conclusion of the member conference, we carried on to the UPFDA member reception. A couple of extra members joined us for the reception, which is constantly a fantastic chance for UPFDA members to do what we do finest: interact socially and network. The UPFDA reception is constantly a friendly, neutral area for members to shut off their sales pitches and truly enjoy themselves.


UPFDA is continuing with hosting an in-person spring conference. We will be collecting April 26-27, 2022, at The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, Fla. If wanted, the occasion format has actually been compressed to enable for simply a one-night stay. The conference material is being established now. We wish to bring our members pertinent speakers to resolve operations, interactions, method and relationships, all within our style of flexibility. Registration is open now online at While the conference is developed with our members in mind, we likewise invite providers to the bug control market to find out and go to about the helpful relationships you can develop by belonging of UPFDA.

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