Inside the April 2009 Issue of Pumper

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Yankee Ingenuity
Old-fashioned common sense drives practical diversification and 30 years of quality service for Vermont’s P & P Septic
Classy Truck of April
This month we feature Blocker’s Septic Service Inc.
On the Case
Tex-Mex border portable restroom contractor balances sanitation services and bail bonds business
As Seen at the Expo
Here’s a sampling of what attendees found on the show floor:
The Place to Be
Dedicated contractors say learning opportunities abound at the Pumper & Cleaner Expo
Recruiting Summer Helpers
Even in a tough economy, temporary teen workers are an effective tool to handle the seasonal rush of special event portable sanitation work
Cash Flow is King
Especially in the cyclical business of portable sanitation, a healthy financial reserve or a solid line of credit will cover expenses and keep the warehouse stocked
Class Acts
NAWT meeting at the Pumper & Cleaner Expo is the stage for major industry awards
Lighten My Load
Posters reassure a pumper about his company’s switch to aluminum vacuum tanks
Bullish on Portable Sanitation
Despite an economic slowdown, some contractors look to bolster their restroom inventories
Good Times in a Tough Economy
Attentive management and smart diversification provide a recession-proof growth formula for California’s Knight’s Pumping and Portables
Mr. Smith Takes the Wheel
Harold Smith developed the Five Keys of Space Cushion Driving, then dedicated his life to preaching collision avoidance
Connecticut Mulls Septic System Rule Changes
The 2009 Connecticut Public Health Code proposes changes to septic tank and leaching system regulations.
Sludge 101
Understanding the solid and scum layers in a septic tank will help you explain necessary system maintenance to reluctant customers
Industry News - April 2009
United Site Services Acquires Fogie’s Septic Clean; ECN/KORNS Names Herman Plant Manager; Cloverleaf Tool Names Rawlings General Manager; Wieser Chosen Corporate Safety Award Finalist; Trowbridge Wins Hur Chemical Drawing