Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight May 9 2018

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More Coverage of Satellite Industries' Acquisition of PolyPortables The PSAI spoke to both companies to learn more about how this decision was made and what to expect from Satellite and PolyPortables going forward The industry was abuzz last week when Satellite Industries announced that they'd acquired their long-time competitor PolyPortables. Conversations sparked across social media and other networks as PSAI Members discussed the news. To some, this change was unexpected. Others in the industry claimed they saw this coming. Operators and suppliers alike voiced their opinions on how they believed this would affect the industry going forward. After observing some of these conversations, the PSAI went straight to the source to learn more about how this merger happened and how it will affect customers. We reached out to John Babcock, Satellite Industries President, Todd Hilde, Satellite Industries Owner and CEO, and Eric Capers, PolyPortables President, who provided some insight into the future of both parties. Each of them stressed how this is not the end of PolyPortables as a company. In fact, they view it as a new beginning. PolyPortables is a healthy, growing entity with talented people and quality products. Satellite Industries looks forward to benefiting from their knowledge and experience. WEEKLY EDITION May 9, 2018 Effectively Training Your Team By Karleen Kos, PSAI Executive Director It isn't easy to teach workers new things. By the time most of us reach adulthood we have a set of skills that generally get us through life well enough. If we need to learn something new, we will do that IF we see how it will benefit us and be worth the effort. Of course most people starting a new job are motivated to learn because they want to keep the job, but longtime employees may feel they already know the best way. Both groups also have opinions and beliefs about learning. You will hear them say things like, "I was never much of a book learner," or "I hated tests, "or "Can't you just let me get to work?" Adults learn differently than children. As an employer, your challenge is to train employees to do the work the way you want it done. Presumably this means – at a minimum – in compliance with all applicable laws, the PSAI Code of Excellence, and your company's preferred procedures. Yet most portable sanitation company owners and supervisors are not experts in instructional design or teaching. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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