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Venezuela is dealing with a crisis of epic proportion…they are running out of toilet paper! The government is blaming political opponents for the shortage, though economists say it is an attempt at price control that set the price of toilet tissue below market. It’s creating a nationwide demand for the restroom necessity in the country and people are lining up to buy it before it completely runs out. Reports say that some stores are holding people to only four rolls. This is not the only thing the country has seen a shortage of. Milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal have also run short. According to economists, state-controlled prices – prices that are set below market-clearing price – always result in shortages. The prices were set to make consumer goods available to poorer areas but they seem to be backfiring and having a negative effect, rather than a positive one. The government has said they are bringing in 50 million rolls of toilet paper to assist their citizens restroom needs. Commerce minister Alejandro Fleming said monthly consumption of toilet paper was normally 125m rolls, but that current demand "leads us to think that 40m more are required". Whether this will help the problem or temporarily delay the issue remains to be seen. Hopefully the Venezuelan people can make it through this crisis and get their government back on track. Portable Restroom Trailers hopes that a solution to this shortage can be found soon so the people don’t continue to struggle. As a restroom trailer provider we hate to see anyone without a comfortable restroom experience. Additionally, Portable Restroom Trailers would like to express our sympathy to the people of Oklahoma who were struck by the tornado this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Introducing our newest portable restroom trailer for 2013…LULU, the Single Unit Portable Pod! LULU is a smaller version of our other portable bathrooms, perfect for golf courses, soccer, polo, and baseball fields. These mobile restrooms come with the ability to be electrically or solar powered. If electric, the unit can be fully heated or air conditioned. If solar powered, the portable unit has modified climate control through the use of vent fans, which makes it friendly to the environment. While LULU is a single unit, it is still a fully functional portable bathroom. This unit provides fresh water and soap for a complete sanitary hand wash, flushable toilets, as well as absolute privacy. LULU is larger than the standard porta potty, but smaller than a full restroom trailer, while still providing comfort and security. That’s why it’s so appealing! This single station mobile restroom is great for any type of outdoor environment. It is easy to maneuver and relocate from place to place, which makes it extremely practical. So for golf courses that change course layouts, parks that utilize different fields, construction sites, or venues that require a smaller portable bathroom, LULU is the perfect solution. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference!
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With women as the fastest growing segment of golfers, it is even more important than ever to have enough restroom facilities to support the growing demand. Whether it is the professional circuit or just the casual player, women are flocking to golf in droves. What a great thing for the world of golf! As we head into another great golf season let’s take a look at all the reasons women have been picking up the sport. For Business Golf has long been a place to get to know new clients, network, and grow relationships outside the office. Women are starting to tap into this great opportunity to raise their professional worth. For Socializing A few hours outside are a great way to catch up with friends and even make new ones. Women can get to know their male friends or simply enjoy an all-girls day out on the links. For Fitness Golf is a great way to stay in shape while doing something fun. It takes a fair amount of core strength and endurance to survive 18 holes of golf. With the many reasons for women joining the sport it is important to have facilities to accommodate them. While only male restroom trailers out on the course would have been fine 10 years ago, now it just won’t do. As a golf course it is important to understand this changing trend and adapt to it accordingly. Portable Restroom Trailers just received our new Single Unit Portable Pods that are perfect for golf courses. They are air conditioned units that are still very easy to move in case of a storm or an event that needs a different layout. Being able to change the restroom trailer layout at any time is a very useful and unique ability [on a golf course. That is becoming the trend among golf courses as more of them are leaning towards the benefit.
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The 2013 Kentucky Derby takes place this Saturday, May 4. It is a longstanding, prestigious, historical event that was started in 1875, almost 138 years ago. It is known to us as “the fastest two minutes in sports”, or the “Run for the Roses”, since the winner gets a blanket of roses draped over them at the finish line. For horses and jockeys it is the culmination of a career full of hard work and training, as well as the most prestigious race of a lifetime. For spectators, it is a tradition filled with parties, food, drinks, and some of the most elaborate hats and clothes, worn by those looking to be seen. And although the extravagant seats of “Millionaire’s Row” are the most coveted, they are usually reserved by the rich, famous, and those who have connections. In this case, it’s not what you know, but who you know. While the Kentucky Derby is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable events to attend, this year will most assuredly have a different feeling to it since the security will, without a doubt, be tighter and more prevalent. As far as new security measures go, all entering spectators will be subject to an electronic scan, and any diaper bags or purses (of allowable size) are subject to a search. So it is advised that you arrive earlier than planned to accommodate these new safety and search procedures. There are other changes to policies and procedures that you should be aware of before making your way to the races, such as allowable camera types, coolers, and refreshment. Portable Restroom Trailers attends many large events so we understand this new need for heightened security. But we also understand that peace of mind for the guests is just as important. That’s why we suggest an “attendant package” to go with your portable restroom. This will provide a bathroom attendant who will stay with the mobile restroom to monitor, service, and supervise the fac... More
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The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event is almost here! The event kicks off Thursday, April 25th and continues to Sunday, April 28th (They never changed the name when the event grew to a fourth day.). If you have never been to this great event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY you have been missing out. It is a fun and exciting demonstration of top riders of the international horse sport with their best horses in the highest classes of competition. The event consists of three events; dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. It is at the same four star level of competition that the Olympics run on. The contestants are chomping at the bit to win their share of the $250,000 prize money and a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing award. Last year’s winner, William Fox-Pitt, will be returning. Also in the running are several Olympic riders. The event is a great way to kick off the Kentucky Derby which takes place the following weekend, May 3rd. Another great reason to attend is the Trade Fair. There will be over 175 merchants, corporate sponsors and food vendors to offer all horse lovers something to enjoy. It is a truly enormous gathering of interesting booths and people. Portable Restroom Trailers always enjoys providing our facilities for this event. It is a great group of people and a ton of fun to be out for the weekend. We believe that just because everyone is out in the fields doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be comfortable. So, if you love eventing or are just curious, come check out the Rolex Kentucky this weekend. We’ve got plenty of restroom trailers ready for when you have to go “like a racehorse”!
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While not at the Boston Marathon this year, we have been in the past and have witnessed the immense strength of the city of Boston. In lieu of the tragedy that occurred this week, Portable Restroom Trailers expresses our deepest sympathy for loved ones of those that lost lives, and our greatest gratitude for those who helped others that were hurt and in need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Boston... Stay strong and never stop running!