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SEPTEMBER 2021 | VOLUME 17 | ISSUE 9

CONTENTS

F E AT U R E S 8 7 Crucial Leadership Tips 10 3 Brand Development Strategies 14 In The News 20 6 Mindsets To Help Your Team Reboot 22 A Royal Flush: A Company Where Focus & Philanthropy Make a Difference 32 ALW Classifieds 34 Index of Advertisers

CEO & PUBLISHER Gideon W. Smith

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melissa Kennelly

SENIOR EDITOR Katherine Nolan

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TECH NEWS

P R O D U C T W AT C H

A S S O C I AT I O N N E W S

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A S S O C I AT I O N I N S I D E R

IN THE NEWS

CRUCIAL LEADERSHIP TIPS

Leading successful septic, sewer, and portable restroom business can be a daunting task. When carrying out different tasks and ensuring that your choices are best for your business, there are many factors to consider. Don't worry, though; we've got you covered. Here are seven tips for leading successful septic, sewer, or portable restroom business.

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2. Be Transparent More often than not, your team can tell if you are hiding something from them. As a leader, it is your job to inform them of the important details of the septic, sewer, or portable restroom company and its operations. They work at the same company as you; wouldn't you want to know important information if you were in their shoes? This includes being truthful about where the company stands, where the company is headed, and how services are viewed or

1. Know Your Limits

need fixing. Design the company's vision by being

Even the toughest of leaders have their limits. It’s

care about.

admirable to know when you’ve done more than you can handle because it means that you are a

3. Reward Your Team

self-aware leader. Setting boundaries and sticking

Rewards can be small or big, depending on the

to them eliminates confusion and frustration among

recognition of work. For example, if you have to meet

employees and lets them know what is expected of

quotas, give a small reward to an employee when

them.

a quota is met. Sometimes, employees can feel like

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Leadership isn’t all about you; it’s about the people under you and within your septic, sewer, or portable restroom company.

6. Mistakes Are Normal Mistakes are more than just normal; they’re human. Everyone is bound to make a mistake, so do not beat yourself up over it. Instead, be open to the feedback, criticism, and the lessons you learn from those mistakes. Your team should be a safe space to learn and grow from each mistake you make.

7. Pinpoint Key Motivators Do you know what motivates your team to succeed? Sit down and ask them! Asking your team members what they need from a leader to excel and complete

their work isn’t recognized. Using a platform like

tasks goes a long way. This will lead to happier

Bonusly can help your employees feel recognized

employees who are motivated to accomplish their

across the board. Plus, the rewards they receive can

tasks on time. Each employee has a different way to

be redeemed for real items such as coupons or gifts.

get motivated — take time to find out how.

4. Adopt a Selfless Mindset

BEING A LEADER IS MORE THAN A TITLE

Leadership isn’t all about you; it’s about the people under you and within your septic, sewer, or portable restroom company. Being in charge is not the primary role of being a leader; guiding your team is. No matter what promotions you're in the running for or how many bonuses are on the line, your team should always come first. Listen to their concerns and apply solutions to their issues while keeping the company’s values in mind.

5. Keep Things Straight Let’s face it: meetings can go off track frequently. When a clear plan is not presented, it can be hard to stay on track with the goal in mind and get tasks accomplished. Set a schedule of topics that need to be discussed and communicate what you need to.

Leading your septic, sewer, or portable restroom business is hard work and takes time. It's more than just the title you receive or the paycheck; it’s about your methods and your character. Consider each one of your employee’s needs and lead them efficiently. Being self-aware and starting from scratch will take you further than you know. By using these seven tips, you will make your team more productive and connected over time. Sources https://www.inc.com/john-brandon/20-leadershipexperts-share-their-best-leadership-tip.html https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238747 https://www.game-learn.com/20-leadership-tips-toimprove-your-skills/

That said, if you trust your team to do their job, then there is no need to micromanage. Keeping meetings organized and swift will not only improve efficiency but also save you money.

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A S S O C I AT I O N N E W S

3 STRATEGIES

IN THE NEWS

Brand Development A S S O C I AT I O N I N S I D E R

INDEX S P O T L I GWhen H T you hear the words septic, sewer, and portable restrooms,

your mind likely doesn't jump to the internet. These industries are practical and necessary, providing needs in the physical world. How could these types of businesses thrive on the internet?

Nearly any brand or business can benefit from having

their unique way of how they allow users to interact

an active online presence. Through harnessing the

with the internet.

power of the web, your septic, sewer, or portable re-

First things first: do not get overwhelmed. There’s no

stroom contracting enterprise can expand, serve more

need for you to be on every single platform. However,

customers and boost the bottom line. Let's take a look

take a moment to look into some of them and give a

at how.

couple of them a try. Take a photo and share it on Insta-

1. Dive Into Social Media

gram with a caption about your business. Try filming a

Social media is a bigger umbrella term than it’s ever

short video on TikTok. Tweet a few thoughts about your

been. Social media comprises a vast quantity of web-

business. Create a Facebook page and create some

sites and applications through which users engage

posts about your company.

with each other and share their activities. Facebook,

Then, after you dip your toes in the various social me-

Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok are some of

dia ponds, pick a couple to dive into. Focus your

the most popular platforms today, and they each have

energy on those, creating unique and engaging

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content, posting consistently, and engaging with your

P R O D U C T W AT C H

audience. As you better understand the platforms and consistently share and engage, your following will grow,

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The collaborative possibilities are endless — any two

leading to more people knowing about your business and seeking your services.

businesses can find an

2. Experiment with Targeted Ads

intersection point and

Once I NyouTfind H Eyour N groove E W Swith your preferred platforms,

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share audiences.

you may want to look into targeted ads. Targeted ads allow you to pinpoint potential customers to whom to send content. For instance, let’s say you’re on Instagram. You can create

you’ve started to garner a reliable following on TikTok as

a short 15-second video as an Instagram Story ad, where

well. Someone from the venue and yourself could collab-

you describe your business in a fun, entertaining, and in-

orate on a video where you both do something creative

formative way. Then, you can choose for that video to be

and fun together and mention each other’s businesses.

put in front of men between the ages of 30-55 who live

Then, you can each share the video on your respective

in your particular region. You'd set a marketing budget

TikTok accounts and tag each other.

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with a cap on how much you'd like to spend. Then, that

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In this way, audience cross-pollination occurs, as your

video will be advertised to people within your specified

followers are introduced to the venue and vice versa.

parameters.

Furthermore, in a real-world sense, the local business

As your ad is disbursed, you can assess its performance and adjust your marketing campaign at any moment. Most social media platforms, as well as Google, offer

community is strengthened. It’s a multifaceted collaborative win. The collaborative possibilities are endless — any two

targeted ads. As it efficiently channels your time and

businesses can find an intersection point and share

resources into getting in front of your target customers,

audiences.

it’s worth trying.

3. Cross-Promote with Other Businesses The internet holds tremendous partnering power, and one of the best things you can do to grow your brand is to collaborate with other businesses. While you can do this with companies around the world, it likely works best with businesses in your community.

These three strategies are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to growing the brand of your septic, sewer, or portable restroom contracting company. Rest assured, the internet can certainly be leveraged to bolster your business.

LET’S LOOK AT AN EXAMPLE. Say there is an outdoor concert venue in your town for whom you provide portable restrooms. This venue has a solid online presence and enjoys making fun videos for TikTok. Your business is relatively new to social media, but

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IN THE NEWS

A S S O C I AT I O N I N S I D E R

COXREELS® NEW IMPROVED OPTIONS FOR INDEX THE VACUUM SERIES REEL

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Coxreels V-100 Series product line has been improved and expanded! Introducing the new 1 ¼" vacuum hose reel V-112-735 without hose and the V-112H-735 with hose. The new model is a smaller frame size featuring 12" diameter discs instead of the original 17" diameter discs and is designed for use with 35' of 1 ¼" vacuum hose. The outlet connecting to the hose remains 1 ½" and our 1 ¼" hose comes equipped with 1 ½" slip cuffs on both ends for maximum flow. In addition to the new models, the swivel has been

but a greater gradual taper has increased the amount

improved on the entire product line. The new swivel

of compatible inlet hose cuffs. This remains important

design still allows for the connection of multiple hose

because retail shop vacuums are coming with larger and

sizes by using the inside and the outside of the housing,

larger hoses, some as big as 2.5". The swivel also includes hidden improvements via an enhanced O-ring sealing system for greater vacuum consistency and performance. The hose has a super flexible “crush-proof” smooth interior hose suitable for commercial cleaning applications and is equipped with standard 1.5" threaded hose cuffs on both hose sizes. Coxreels® has remained steadfast and focused on manufacturing high quality professional grade hose, cord, and cable reels since 1923. Offering a full product line serving the industry in every channel and application, Coxreels® takes great pride in designing, building, and supporting all of their products right here in the U.S.A.

For further information on Coxreels® SLPL spring-driven models, contact Customer Service at (800) 269-7335 or visit www.coxreels.com.

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SPOTLIGHT

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NEW GEN-PACK™ BATTERY ADAPTER FROM GENERAL PIPE CLEANERS ADDS PORTABILITY AND VERSATILITY TO YOUR SEWER INSPECTION CAMERAS!

The new Gen-Pack™" Battery Adapter from General

compact sewer camera includes integral Wi-Fi to record

Pipe Cleaners lets you operate your sewer inspection

and share inspections on tablets and smartphones.

camera system in remote locations where access to

Add versatility to your Gen-Eye X-POD® with the

power is limited. It adds portability and versatility –

Gen-Pack. It features a powerful Command Module

and makes jobs easier!

with USB port to record video inspections on flash

Depending on battery type and system settings, you

drives. It also includes a 7" LCD color monitor, one-

can run General’s Gen-Eye POD® or Gen-Eye X-POD®

touch recording, digital zoom, voice-over recording,

camera systems up to 12 hours with the Gen-Pack. The

and more.

battery adapter is fuse-protected to safeguard your investment. Battery and charger are not included.

For additional information, contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit https://drainbrain.com/en/products/genpack/

Easy to move, easy to use, and easy on budgets, the lightweight, compact sewer camera includes integral Wi-Fi to record and share inspections on tablets and smartphones.

About General Pipe Cleaners General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co., is a leading manufacturer of high quality, Americanmade drain cleaning equipment. In business since 1930, the third-generation, family-owned company is celebrating over 90 years of service to drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, as well as to facilities managers, the rental industry and the hardware/

The Gen-Pack battery adapter easily mounts to

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General’s Gen-Eye POD and X-POD – both full size and mini-reel versions. Just clamp it to the frame – and plug the cord into the camera power input. You’re ready for remote operation in minutes. Add the Gen-Pack to the Gen-Eye POD®. Easy to move, easy to use, and easy on budgets, the lightweight,

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A S S O C I AT I O N I N S I D E R

S P ORIDGID® T L I G H T INTRODUCES

FIRST IN-LINE INDEX STANDARD PRESS TOOL: THE RP 351 RIDGID, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, now offers full line of standard and compact press tool options

Elyria, Ohio – September 1, 2021 – RIDGID®,

help professionals get more done on every job

part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio

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and the leader in pressing tool technology, is

tools are built for the most

again bringing game-

demanding situations and

changing innovation to

give professionals maximum standard press tool versatility

the skilled trades with the introduction of the RP 351, its first in-line standard

on the job site. Both tools are ideal for making

press tool. The new offering, engineered from

connections on carbon steel, copper, PEX and

the ground up to deliver reliability and efficiency,

stainless-steel pipe on residential, commercial and

operates with an advanced brushless motor

industrial jobs.

requiring no scheduled maintenance. The RP 351 with SlimGrip™ handle for enhanced

“RIDGID pressing technology has always set the standard for flameless connections, and the RP 351

balance and control weighs only about eight

and RP 350 are taking this commitment to the next

pounds with battery. It joins the recently

level,” said Michael Provenzano, global marketing

introduced RIDGID RP 350 Press Tool, a drill

director, press connections, RIDGID for Emerson.

grip standard press tool introduced last year to

“These tools are built to work continuously and are lightweight and agile enough to fit in tight spaces, giving plumbers versatility they’ve come to expect from the RIDGID brand.” The RP 350 and RP 351 feature an advanced brushless motor, known for maximizing tool longevity, efficiency and durability. Their 360-degree swivel is an industry-first and comes paired with brightest-in-class LED lights to let users not only access tight spaces, but see them more clearly in low and no-light applications. And no scheduled maintenance means less downtime. Both tools are also compatible with the full line of RIDGID standard series jaws and rings,

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“These tools are built to work continuously and are lightweight and agile enough to fit in tight spaces, giving plumbers versatility they’ve come to expect from the RIDGID brand.”

including: ½ – 4-inch ProPress® for copper and stainless steel, ½ – 2-inch PureFlow® for PEX, and ½ – 2-inch MegaPress® for carbon steel. They also offer maximum versatility, pairing with the RIDGID Press Booster for 2 ½ -inch, 3-inch, and 4-inch carbon steel, StrutSlayr™ Strut Shear Head and the Press Snap™ Soil Pipe Cutter. Each tool’s 18V battery platform includes chargers for on-the-go battery charging including a 12V car charger cord that is compatible with vehicles; the unit also pairs

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Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri

needs, battery life and last known location.

(USA), is a global technology and engineering company

The introduction of the RP 351 follows a nationwide tour of the RP 350 Press Tool, during which contractors have been using the tool and sharing their experiences. To purchase or learn more about the RP 351, RP 350, or the full line of press tool products, visit RIDGID.com/ PressOn, or call toll-free: 1-800-4RIDGID. Additional RP 351 videos are also available. Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes RIDGID as well as the Greenlee® and Klauke® brands,

providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit emerson. com/professionaltools for more information.

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6 MINDSETS TO HELP YOUR TEAM REBOOT by Jason V. Barger

Did you know that 7.6 million people quit their jobs in the months of April and May of 2021? Reports of loneliness at work are as high as ever. Divorce rates are up 34% from last year. To say people have been a little stressed would be an understatement. Let's dig a little deeper into what the research is also

HERE ARE SIX MINDSETS TO REBOOT YOUR TEAM: 1. CLARITY —Is your Mission clear? Is your vision clear? Are your Values for how your team is committed to travel clear? Is your Strategy for the next priorities clear? Take this time as an opportunity to reboot and make sure all are aligned with clarity. The outcome is that everything on the path forward becomes clearer. Your team may not have all the answers,

telling us. 9 out of every 10 employees say they want

but they’ll have energy and clear direction on how

to work for a more meaningful culture. People want

to take the next step.

to feel like they are a part of something bigger than

2. INCLUSIVITY — Leaders in the world play an

themselves, they want to feel appreciated, valued, and

enormous role in widening the circle so that more

cared for. Amid so much angst, division, and uncertainty

diverse backgrounds, ideas, perspectives, and

in the world that seems out of our control, people need

experiences have a seat at the table. Teams and

to be reminded about what is within our control.

organizations will lead the way forward in society by

TEAMS AND COMPANIES NEED A REBOOT.

modeling how to have civil, respectful dialogue and

Most teams and companies are still figuring out how

educate people on the strengths of diversity, equity, and

to help support their people and engage with them

inclusion. When our teams are inclusive and welcoming,

remotely, in hybrid settings, and in-person gatherings.

it breathes life and energy into all. We're stronger

With all that people have been navigating, differing

together.

modes of communication, the expansion of remote

3. AGILITY — Possibility + Adaptability is the name of

workers, global health, issues of racism, social injustice

the game in a changing world. Leaders have to practice

and equity, political and economic uncertainty, they are

an occasional reboot that allows their minds to find

also expected to maximize the experience, product, or

new ways of doing things and the courage to adapt to

service that you are delivering to the marketplace.

opportunities that emerge. If leaders return to the "this

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mantra that all take ownership of. In a world where

Resolve + Toughness is critical to help people navigate their way through obstacles, challenges, negativity, fingerpointing, and division.

people are quick to gossip, point fingers, and be critics about what isn’t working, the best leaders reboot themselves and their people and shift conversations from blame to solutions-focused. The best cultures proactively help their people navigate through obstacles, together. They intentionally choose to inhale positivity and the 6 mindsets above and exhale negativity, blame, gossip and division. The ecosystem of their culture is grown, developed, cultivated, and led with intentionality, one breath at a

is the way we've always done it" mindset then they will sit back and watch their people leave the room.

time. The process for developing high-performing and

4. GRIT — Resolve + Toughness is critical to help

engaged teams never stops and the best leaders, teams,

people navigate their way through obstacles,

and organizations are committed to rebooting how they

challenges, negativity, finger-pointing, and division.

hire, onboard, do performance evaluations, develop

Leaders help their people reboot to stay focused on

emerging leaders, and recognize excellence. The best

the present moment and the actions that are needed

leaders invest in their teams, together.

to take the next step. Toughness isn't about being

If you're experiencing a lack of energy, passion, or hope

physically stronger than others, it is about being able

for the road ahead, it may be the air you're breathing. It

to be vulnerable with your people and still have the

may be time for a reboot.

resolve to find solutions, together. 5. REST — Teams and organizations have an unhealthy association with the concept of rest. Americans last year left 768 million days of vacation on the table with their employers. That equates to nearly $66 billion of lost benefits. We've forgotten that the research shows that deliberate rest is essential to elite performance. When we allow our bodies, minds, and hearts to deliberately rest, we breathe more efficiently and are better at everything else. 6. OWNERSHIP — Accountability + Action are mindsets and oxygen that the best leaders and team cultures on

About the Author: Jason V. Barger is the globally celebrated author of Thermostat Cultures, ReMember and Step Back from the Baggage Claim as well as the host of The Thermostat podcast. His latest book Breathing Oxygen is set to be released in early 2022. As Founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, he is a coveted keynote speaker, leadership coach, and organizational consultant who is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people and growing compelling cultures. Learn more at JasonVBarger.com or on social media @JasonVBarger

the planet breathe. They connect the things they say they will do with positive accountability and action. Accountability isn’t a negative word, it’s a positive

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A ROYAL FLUSH:

A Company Where Focus & Philanthropy Make a Difference

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renting and servicing portable toilets exclusively. While

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every portable toilet rental company promises excellent customer service, ARF delivers

customers, and providing very competitive service in that regard is how they make their bones. According to the current owner/operators, it enables them to deliver, swap, and service portable toilets faster, replace them more quickly and guarantee cleanliness on a level

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that places them ahead of the competition in the portable toilet rental industry. While A Royal Flush's competitors spread themselves out over septic cleaning, repair, inspections, deal with

because of its unique focus on this one aspect of the industry. In addition to focusing their range of services to deliver unbeaten quality portable toilet rental and service, ARF is also committed to safety and sustainability. They make this a reality with hands-on service to all of their clients.

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ARF provides a long list of support products. These include their premiere restroom trailer series with luxurious accommodations for high-end events and clients.

high-end indoor restrooms. They also offer 15, 16, 20, 24, and 28ft trailers. Over the years, these luxury portable restroom trailers have earned ARF their reputation for top-notch quality as they are the best in the business. In addition to these and their ten-thousand+ portable restrooms, they also provide high-rise portable toilets, fresh flush toilet systems, and a wide variety of handwashing stations. Other products and services include: 4 Temporary septic holding tanks

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other forms of support for American heroes in need. Like most companies in this industry, A Royal Flush is deeply integrated with the communities it serves. Most of the companies we cover endeavor to go above the call of duty to give back, but few go as far as A Royal Flush.

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Fruitland Manufacturing ......................................... 13 800-663-9003 / fruitlandmanufacturing.com

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Imperial Industries Inc............................................... 23 800-558-2945 / imperialind.com

Power Line Industries / Hot Jet USA..................... 32 800-213-3272 / hotjetusa.com

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