Cellar Series Trailer From ART Co. Features Rustic Accents

Cellar Series Trailer From ART Co. Features Rustic Accents
Nicolle Platz (in doorway), interior designer for ART Co. (A Restroom Trailer Company), and Rob Beard (facing Platz), the company’s production supervisor, explain the features and design options for the company’s 207-W Cellar Series restroom trailer to a group of 2015 WWETT Show attendees. (Photos by Jim Kneiszel)

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As more high-end events are scheduled at outdoor venues, the need for comfortable restroom trailers is on the rise. Manufacturer ART Co. (A Restroom Trailer Company) is wondering why an upscale unit can’t have all the comforts of home. That’s the main idea the company promoted when it showed the 207-W Cellar Series trailer at the 2015 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show.

“The 207-W is our best-selling midsized model,” says company co-owner Tyson Platz. “It’s a solid fit for most outdoor events and can easily handle a varied-size crowd.”

This 20-foot, seven-station unit includes a women’s side with four stalls and two sinks, and a men’s side with one stall, two urinals, and one sink. It has a 780-gallon waste tank and a 200-gallon freshwater tank.

“We’ve had this floor plan available for about eight years, but our Cellar styling is completely new,” says Platz. “We were going for that rustic, homey look, and I think we hit it.”

Cellar-style interior décor, available on several ART Co. trailer models, includes barnwood-style custom cabinetry and trim, barn-style interior stall doors, caramel-colored smooth walls, a white smooth fiberglass ceiling, Corian solid-surface countertops, under-mounted stainless steel sinks, chrome metered faucets, countertop-mounted soap dispensers, a galvanized accent wall, shelving above the toilets and urinals, accent lighting under the cabinetry, foot-flush stools and water urinals, recessed LED ceiling lights, and safety-backed glass mirrors. The interior design was the brainchild of Nicolle Platz, who drew inspiration from her family’s home remodeling project.

“We’re in the midst of remodeling an old Victorian house, and we’ve been looking through a ton of décor magazines for ideas,” says Tyson Platz. “A lot of those ideas carried over to the Cellar Series. It’s definitely based on a décor style that is popular right now.”

Platz says the reaction to the trailer was exactly what he was looking for at the WWETT Show. It drew a solid crowd of onlookers throughout the week, and Platz took several orders for the new-look units.

“We really felt like we made a mark at the 2015 show,” says Platz. “It seems like every year someone brings a restroom trailer that is the talk of the show. This year we felt that we had it. We actually had customers that wanted to go home and refurbish the existing trailers in their fleet to look like ours.”

Platz says he was pleased with the overall traffic at WWETT 2015 and looks forward to coming back with a new restroom trailer interior that will also turn some heads.

“Every year this show seems to get better and better, and we’re hard at work on a new interior finish for 2016,” he says. “It’s the (show) we look forward to every year. We design all our new product lines around being able to debut them at this show. It’s that important.” 269/435-4278; www.arestroomtrailer.com.


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