Jul. 24--Joe White politely but emphatically makes sure you know that his company, Chem-Trol Inc., is not in the lawn-care business.
Not that White, a Wichita native, has anything against lawns. He spent 11 years taking care of them.
But the former rodeo bull and bareback bronc rider now deals in industrial-strength vegetationcontrol. His company controls weeds along pipelines, highway rights-of-way, storage lots, electrical substations and parking lots.
White is manager of Chem-Trol's Wichita regional office, at 925 E. 17th. The office is one of five regional offices operated by privately held Chem- Trol. The 32-year-old company is based in Kansas City, Kan.
The Wichita division, which employs 10 people, controls weeds and brush for industrial customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and eastern Colorado.
"Our specialty is pipeline and …