Product News: April 2019

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Product News: April 2019

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Product Spotlight: J&J Chemical offers the Echo model portable restroom

J&J Chemical has supplied the portable restroom industry with chemicals and other accessories for more than five decades. In that time, it’s seen what works — and what doesn’t — in the industry. Now after considering the idea for several years, J&J took the plunge and recently rolled out its first entry into the single-unit restroom market — the Echo.

The name, according to David Roncadori, sales manager, is symbolic. It signifies that while the company has supplied portable restroom contractors with supplies and accessories for years, it’s also been listening to their concerns.

“We’ve been working on the Echo for several years, and we’ve been close, but wanted to wait until we had everything right to launch it,” Roncadori says. “It was time. We believe we got it right.”

The Echo includes features such as a domed floor with drains in front of the tank designed for easy cleaning and no puddling. An easy-to-clean deep sumped holding tank and gender-friendly hover handle add versatility, while the sides and roof have built-in handgrips for easy moving. The unit’s roomy interior along with high-flow, molded-in vent screens allow for continuous airflow to help minimize odor concerns. Interior convenience accessories include a coat hook and corner shelf. In addition, the seat is positioned off-center to reduce visibility to the urinal and urine odor for the user. The back corner vent stack not only efficiently vents odor from the highest point of the 65-gallon tank, but also creates a roomy feel.

“We have years of notes that we’ve taken on what our customers want to see in their ideal portable restroom,” Roncadori says. “We listened and incorporated those notes into the units we’re offering. Hence the name Echo.”

The units are manufactured using high-density polyethylene to withstand impact and abuse. The door is designed to open 180 degrees without damaging the hinges or spring, and the heavy-duty rotary latch is designed to withstand abuse as well. The urinal is a durable stand-over design with a clog- and vandal-resistant drain attached to the wall. The sumped tank is also designed to reduce mounding and improve deodorizer coverage, making cleaning and maintenance quick and easy.

“Our goal was to offer the smart, durable restroom that our customers have been asking for,” Roncadori says. “We feel we’ve done it.” 800-345-3303;


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