Inside the February 2009 Issue of Pumper

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Image is Everything
For 2008 Classy Truck of the Year winner Colin Deems, a flashy rig is a pumper’s best calling card
Classy Truck of February
This month we feature A-1 Septic Tank Cleaning
A Higher Calling
Georgia waste hauler Rodney Upton preaches more than effective septic system maintenance. He’s studying for a second career in the ministry.
Association News
News, Training & Education and Calendar of Events
Little Leadership
It’s the smallest workplace gestures that make the biggest difference in employee morale
Finding a Parking Place
Your cash reserves don’t have to sit idle. With a little planning, you can put these dollars to work earning more for your business.
NAWT Boosts Membership Benefits by Developing Partnerships with Service Companies
SAVE, MARKET, AND BUY WISELY; ONE-STOP SHOP; INDUSTRY CATALOG DISCOUNT; NAWT IN LOUISVILLE
Use Your Shovel … At a Price
You might not like dealing with a buried lid, but you have to think about digging lids as a profit center … and a chance to sell additional services
Reading the Crystal Ball
Fluctuating fuel costs and tightening onsite system restrictions are among the challenges pumpers see the industry facing in 2009
Can’t Take His Place
When her father was taken away at a young age, Mandie Hagan stepped up to help her mom run the family pumping business
Promo Power
A clever ad campaign, a nifty logo and tracking effective marketing drive a diverse and profitable business for Sweet Pea Sewer & Septic
Now Showing
The New Hampshire Estuaries Project is having a ball promoting the Golden Plunger Award, the highest honor for films about onsite system maintenance
Michigan Septage Plant Plagued by Problems
The troubled Grand Traverse County septage plant will lose about $3.4 million by 2014, according to an independent accounting and engineering study released last November.
Separate But Equal?
Because it’s unlikely that even side-by-side drainfield trenches will perform the same, the Answer Man promotes the use of a sequential distribution design
Denali and Century III Restroom Trailers
The Denali and Century Series restroom trailers, made by Forest River Inc. for Alpha Mobile Solutions, offer one-man setup and interiors aimed at handling large crowds at special events or disaster-response sites.
Industry News - February 2009
Vanair Moves to New Facility; Screentech Re-Designs Web Site; United Site Services Acquires Nickel Ridge Portables