Industry News: May 2020

American Tank acquires Lely Tank & Waste Solutions

Industry News: May 2020

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American Tank recently announced the acquisition of Lely Tank & Waste Solutions. American Tank specializes in vacuum tank manufacturing and post-sale service.

The company’s longtime operations management team and experienced craftsmen have produced vacuum tank packages for more than 50 years. American Tank retained the employee nucleus that allowed Lely to be an industry leader in the portable sanitation field, including Tim Counts, vice president of operations and sales; Bruce Curry, product manager and consultant; and Ricky Paulson, production manager.

American Tank’s focus is on the construction of durable septic trucks, portable restroom service trucks and slide-in units. Vacuum tanks are built from scratch and can be crafted to individual specifications. American Tank resumed operations at Lely’s former headquarters in Troy, Texas.

PSAI to Host Virtual Technician Training

The Basic Service Technician Training series offered by the Portable Sanitation Association International will begin Thursday, May 14, at 10 a.m. Originally scheduled to start in April, the series was pushed back to allow portable restroom operations to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three-part series begins Thursday with a 90-minute class, “Transportation and Logistics,” and will continue June 11 with “Servicing and Maintaining Portable Sanitation Equipment” and July 9 with “Health, Safety and Professional Excellence in Portable Sanitation.”

“The Basic Service Technician Training series is designed to address the basic competencies required for success in the role of a portable sanitation professional,” a PSAI spokesperson says. “It also benefits others on your team who need to better understand the work of the service techs and the standards they must uphold.”

Participants may enroll in one class or all three. Completion of all three meets licensing requirements in Illinois and Georgia, and the classes meet continuing education unit requirements in many others.

To register, visit the PSAI website here. The class enrollment deadline for “Transportation and Logistics” is Wednesday, May 13.


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