Small Businessman Makes Mold Minding Big Business

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The Mold Minder magnet concept was a serendipitous accident for Largo businessman Bob Trope. Trope combined paper and moisture problems with a mechanical engineering background and the Mold Minder magnet was conceived.

The Mold Minder magnet concept was a serendipitous accident for businessman Bob Trope. This patent pending new product will help warn consumers of moisture problems in their homes or businesses before they develop mold problems.

As it is with many innovative new ideas, the Mold Minder magnet proved to be a fortunate accident for Bob Trope, owner of Process Automation Corporation (known as Magnets by PAC). While reviewing a new foil paper sample for his magnet products, Trope noticed that the paper consistently curled in the moist environment of his Gulf Coast home, making it unsuitable for use in his business. Shortly thereafter he discovered that the excess moisture had caused mold to grow in his walls. Trope combined his paper and moisture problems with a mechanical engineering background and the Mold Minder magnet was conceived.

Bob Trope has a long history of fortunate coincidences that have helped him to build a thriving small business in the Tampa Bay area. His company, Process Automation Corp. (known as Magnets by Pac), started life as a machine shop, but grew into an advertising force after a former client asked him to retrofit some machinery to allow printed advertising on the handles of razors. Trope recognized the opportunities available in the promotional printing field, built the machines needed for the business himself and hit the ground running. Prior to opening the machine shop, Trope was a mechanical engineer with Baxter Laboratories for 13 years, a job that provided the engineering know-how to get the whole process started.

While the advertising magnet field has been very good to Process Automation Corp., Trope hopes that the Mold Minder will advance it to the next level. “Once people see simplicity of this product, they immediately recognize the impact it will have on advertising for the HVAC, real estate and insurance markets,” said Trope. “Companies can brand the item with their information and then provide a valuable service to their customers at a very reasonable cost!”

About Mold Minder

Mold Minder is available to consumers at http://www.moldminder.com and will be offered at major retailers in the coming months. This unique concept is available to providers of air conditioning, heating, dehumidifying services, insurance and real estate companies on a volume basis. The Mold Minder is an affordable, service-oriented promotional product, which can be customized to suit any requirements.

About Process Automation Corporation

Process Automation Corporation (also known as Magnets by PAC), located in Largo, Florida, is a provider of magnetic advertising products for both regional and national companies. Established in 1983, PAC originated as a custom machine shop, and has grown into a thriving business, supplying magnetic marketing items to such national chains as Pizza Inn and Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs, Inc. Additional product information and pricing is available at http://www.magpac.com.

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Robert. L. Trope