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Association Insight, August 4, 2021

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PSAI Association Insight, August 4, 2021 I 1 Better worksites. Better weekends. Better world. On the Inside 12 Tips on Tip Overs 15 Meet the 2021 Scholarship Winner Hannah Watson 16 Hannah Watson's Essay 20 The Value of Proper Pricing August 4, 2021 Time to Fly By Karleen Kos, Executive Director Last week, I shared with the PSAI Board that I will be resigning as your Executive Director, effective September 17. The author C.S. Lewis, most famous for his Chronicles of Narnia and several volumes on faith-based topics, once said: "It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." It is not an exaggeration to say that working with and for the portable sanitation industry has been the biggest surprise and greatest adventure of my life. (Continued on page 2) HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE PSAI All year we celebrate our 1971 founding! Pump Trucks: The Workhorses of Our Industry By Jeff Wigley, PSAI Past President Often, we presume the equipment we use today is the same as what was used in the past. This is certainly not the case. As we have seen from our previous stories on pioneers of the industry (which you can read in previous newsletters or download from the PSAI Industry Resource Library), handmade wooden restrooms gave way to fiberglass units and then, ultimately, to the polyethylene units that we enjoy today. In a similar fashion, the pump trucks used for servicing portable restrooms have changed tremendously over the last half century. Each component of these vehicles—truck, tank, and vacuum pump—has its own interesting history. (Continued on page 3) Portable Sanitation Association International News

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