Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight May 2 2018

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PolyPortables Joins the Satellite Industries Family The following information has been adapted from press releases written by both PolyPortables and Satellite Industries Satellite Industries is excited to announce the acquisition of PolyPortables, a major supplier to the portable sanitation industry located in Dahlonega, GA. As PolyPortables will operate as a division of Satellite Industries, this acquisition includes manu facturing plants and equipment, restroom and deodorizer products, and distribution warehouses. The management team, office, production, and warehouse staff will also be retained. Benefits of a Powerful Partnership "It is an honor to combine these two gre at companies into one," said Todd Hilde, CEO and owner of Satellite Industries. "PolyPortables' strong leadership and quality products make the combination of our companies something I believe will be a tremendous benefit to our customers, employees and th e industry. In the end, we will develop more products and services, advance industry knowledge and provide a higher level of technical support." WEEKLY EDITION May 2, 2018 Small Business Report 2018 By Karleen Kos, PSAI Executive Director Small Business Week is here again. As an industry comprised almost entirely of small businesses, portable sanitation companies can take this time to celebrate their contributions to the larger economy and take stock of the challenges coming up in the next few years. Small businesses are the bac kbone of the economy. The US Office of Advocacy within the Small Business Administration (SBA) defines a small business as an independent firm that has fewer than 500 employees. According to the Department of Commerce, in 2014 (the latest year for which da ta is available), there are around 29.6 million small businesses in the United States with just 19,000 large businesses. Some other interesting facts include: • Small businesses comprise 99.7% of all firms with employees • Small businesses employ 47.8% of private sector employees and provide 41.1% of private sector payroll CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 7 WELCOME NEW PSAI MEMBERS! The PSAI welcomed the following Member Companies in the last month: 9456, Inc. DBA King Kan – McDonough, GA A & C Septic Service – Cape May Court House, NJ A - Mobile, Limited – Lagos, Nigeria Toppert Jetting Service – East Moline, IL

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