Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight June 6 2018

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WEEKLY EDITION June 6, 2018 2018 Industry Survey Reveals Progress, Prosperity, and Growing Concerns By Karleen Kos, PSAI Executive Director Since at least 2014 the PSAI has conducted an annual survey to gauge the temperature of its Members and, ideally, of the industry as a whole. This year, more respondents than ever took the time to complete the lengthy survey which gives the PSAI an important window into the state of the portable sanitation industry, the victories and struggles o f companies, and a report card on how well the Association is meeting the needs of companies like yours. This week we bring you the first of three installments covering the survey results for 2018. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill it out. Introduction The survey was open for several weeks during April and early May 2018. Requests were published in the PSAI newsletter and posted on social media in locations targeting both Members and nonmembers. We also sent a blast email to the PSAI's database of Members and nonmembers requesting completions. In total, 271 respondents began the survey and 144 completed it. Thus we had partial results throughout the data, and the number of responses for a particular question depended on (1) whether a res pondent was still engaged, and (2) whether they chose to answer the question. 2018 - 19 PSAI Scholarship Winners Announced! Five recipients will receive $5,000 each for the 2018 - 19 academic year Advancement through education is a concept that the PSAI has long promoted. Each year the PSAI awards at least five $5,000 scholarships to individuals in our industry who have made a commitment to their futures by pursuing higher education. PSAI scholarshi ps are awarded to qualifying incoming freshmen and current college undergraduates who are employees or are immediate family members of employees of a PSAI Member company in good standing. To read more about the history of the PSAI Scholarship Program, see pages 11 - 12. For th e next five weeks, we will run short piece s highlighting each winner and his or her application essay. Be sure to check out the upcoming issue of Association Insight to read the first essay; you won't want to miss it. Continue to page 10 to meet the five recipients! CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 WELCOME NEW PSAI MEMBERS! In the last month, the PSAI welcomed the following Member Companies: Clean Portable Restrooms – Bridgewater, MA Outdoor Restrooms, LLC – Blue Springs, MO Sunrise Environmental – Reno, NV 144 53% 127 47% Responses 271 Total Partial Complete CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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