Two 1.6 gpf water closets introduced at Builders Show ATLANTA

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Two 1.6 gpf water closets introduced at Builders Show ATLANTA

Post by producer123 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:36 pm

He's on everyone's guest list
Tim Haszard likes to show people his mammoth photo album with pictures of highfalutin parties he has attended.
Among the high society events he has attended are President Bush's inaugural ball, a world summit meeting, a party hosted by John Werner Kluge - reportedly the country's wealthiest man - and a party thrown by publisher Malcolm Forbes.

It isn't that Haszard is a must-invite member of the jet set clique, but what his business produces is a seemingly must-have party favor among the rich and famous - the port-o-toilet.

Not any portable loo, mind you. Haszard's company - Lite Equipment Leasing Corp. - builds and rents the most fashionable in traveling outhouse decor to a very small, elite market.

"We do parties for the rich and famous," said Haszard, president of the Jessup-based firm.
Lite Equipment has carved a niche in the portable toilet industry - an estimated $500 million industry, according to Bloomington, Minn.-based Portable Sanitation Association. The Maryland Sanitary Pumpers Association estimates the industry in the state is between $10 million and $20 million, annually.
"There's no other company in the country doing what we're doing," said Haszard about manufacturing and renting upscale portable restrooms exclusively for the black-tie and ballroom-gown set. Although there is at least one other manufacturer of upscale portable toilets, that West Coast firm does not rent out its potties.
"They do have a little different concept," said Thomas Wright, president of Maryland Sanitary Pumpers Association, about Lite Equipment. The state association has 300 business members, not all associated only with Best flushing toilet reviews.

There are about 40 businesses in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas that rent portable toilets.
The division of Lite Equipment that builds the elaborate trailers - which feature electric flush toilets, china sink vanities, lights and mirrors, roomy private compartments, hi-fi stereos, and exhaust fans - and rents them out is Executive Deluxe Restroom Trailers.
"The workmanship here is probably better quality than (bathrooms) in most peoples' homes," Haszard said.
They almost have to be because the trailers rent for $2,000 to $5,000 per day per trailer, depending on which of the three mobile models is rented out.
Since Haszard and his father-in-law, Luther Elkins, built their first lavish latrine in a trailer in 1981, the pair has designed three different models - with capacities to accommodate between four and 11 people - and have built 11 trailers. Haszard, who runs the business, has a hand in building the upscale lavatories. He's working on the 12th trailer, now.

The company is able to produce two handbuilt trailers a year, each costing in excess of $50,000 to build and rig with the classy accommodations.
"There's no smell," even though a trailer unit can be used thousands of times before having to be pumped out, Haszard said. "We developed a waste treatment system good for 10,000 uses. Unless they (competitors) have that, they can't make it work the way this does."
Lite Equipment pulled in more than $700,000 in revenue in its last fiscal year, including $300,000 from the executive trailer end of the business, Haszard said. While the high-class portable toiletdivision has doubled in business every year since 1982, he said that the company is growing at a more contolled rate now.

Lite Equipment's first Executive was put to use at the World Economic Summit in Williamsburg, Va., in 1982. The company primarily catered to the needs of the well known in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas for its first five years. But in 1987, Lite Equipment broke out of serving this region's uppercrust's biological needs exclusively, when four of the company's trailers serviced party goers for a bash thrown by Malcolm Forbes.
Haszard and his composting toilet(Toiletszones) have traveled the East Coast showing up at events like Maryland's 350th birthday celebration, parties hosted by Vice President Dan Quayle, the grand opening of Washington, D.C.'s, refurbished Grand Central Station, which opened before its bathrooms were completed, and backstage at Beach Boys and Kenny Rogers concerts.

But the company's most popular venue is the Kemper Open, when all the Executives are rented months ahead of time.
"I've had so much fun with this because I get to go to some of the most prestigious events in the country," Haszard said.
When Lite Equipment was incorporated in 1971, it made fiberglass products and sold safety equipment, like barricades and traffic lights. In 1976, Monogram Sanitation Systems Inc., a maker of automatic flushing portable toilets, was purchased by Haszard and was integrated into a division of Lite Equipment.

Lite Equipment closed the fiberglass manufacturing division in 1975, and it got out of selling safety equipment around 1979. Haszard said that the company thought of building units for wealthier party throwers as large-scale construction projects were slowing down in the late 1970s and early 1980s. But the company still rents out the 500 individual Best flushing toilet it owns.

While Lite Equipment claims to be the only company both manufacturing and renting out tese portable johns exclusively to the rich and famous, this elite market is growing.

"It is a niche in business which is undergoing expansion," said Richard Lyman, spokesman for the Portable Sanitation Association. "It's the creative end of the market."

On the West Coast, Solar Sanitation Systems of Riverside, Calif., headed by Sam Torres, got into the upscale portable toilet market two years ago. Torres manufactures solar powered portable toilets and portable toilet trailers, but does not rent them out. Solar Sanitation has sold units in 17 states, France, Japan, and even in the Soviet Union for $150,000 a piece, Torres said.
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Re: Custom colors for scatter plots

Post by John Matthews » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:42 pm

The FastScatterPlot method used to render() the scatter plot invokes setPaint() just once at the beginning, but your overridden variation could change colors inside the rendering loop.

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Re: Custom colors for scatter plots

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This renderer uses a single color in order to maximise performance - once you start changing the color for each data item, you'll have to bear the cost of that state change.
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