Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight June 21 2017

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WEEKLY EDITION June 21, 2017 Part II of III: And The Survey Says… Employee Issues, Growth and Waste Disposal Top the List of Portable Sanitation Company Concerns The 2017 Annual Member Survey covered numerous topi cs. In the May 31 issue of Association Insight we covered highlights of responses regarding the PSAI's performance as an association. This week, we turn our attention to how respondents see their own businesses. Assuming respondents are repres entative of the industry, companies are growing in the number of units, trucks, and other equipment they own. At least 53% of companies own more than 1,000 units, with 42% claiming between 1,001 and 5,000 units and another 11% topping 5,000 units. Most com panies have between 1 and 10 trailers, with 31% owning more than 10 of these units. This seems to suggest that the demand for trailers is continuing to grow and that portable restroom companies are embracing the product line as a way to broaden the options t hey offer customers. Good Steak By PSAI Executive Director Karleen Kos, as printed in the June issue of PRO Monthly "I hate rea lity – but it's still the best place to get a good steak." – Woody Allen If you go to a restaurant, order a steak, and the steak is of poor quality – to whom do you complain? Someone responsible for the restaurant, right? Have you ever called the farmer who provided the cow? I bet not. If only that were the case in portable sanitation. As it stands, our contracting customers can make choices resulting in a poor end user experience because they are insulated from the consequences of their poor decisions . It's like the person who got the bad steak complaining to – or about - the farmer but giving the restaurateur who cooked and served the meal a pass on the bad experience. In that scenario, give enough people a bad steak and they come to disrespect far mers. Meanwhile, restaurateurs never have to think about whether they should buy a better grade of beef or hire a different chef. They just use the lack of respect for farmers as an excuse to pay less for the meat next time. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 THE PSAI SERVICE TECHNICIAN J OB ANALYSIS SURVEY DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED SEE PAGE 12 FOR DETAILS 4% 0% 0% 7% 9% 20% 7% 42% 11% Portable Restroom Units 1-10 11-20 21-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 501-1000 1001-5000 More than 5000 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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