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About PolyJohn Enterprises

For two generations, PolyJohn has been there when you need us.

You may know us best for our portable toilets, but we offer much more. In fact, PolyJohn Enterprises Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of the highest-quality polyethylene (plastic) products designed for environmental markets, including portable sanitation, safety and hygiene. Our company also produces products for safety and security (Rhino Barriers), and provides sanitation equipment used by governments and military branches around the world.

Our wide range of innovative products and accessories and the exceptional service we provide are designed to help you maximize your business earnings.

Only the Best for Your Business

PolyJohn is there when you need us, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for years. Our product categories offer everything your portable sanitation business needs to succeed. Our manufacturing facility controls quality from raw material to finished product, so we can put the best equipment in the market at your disposal.

The first U.S. patent for a polyethylene portable toilet was issued in the 1960s to George Harding, who co-founded PolyJohn with Ed Cooper and George Hiskes. We have been innovators in the industry since we began, and it continues today, with new products like the kid-friendly SaniStand Foam, and the easy-to-service PJN3™ portable toilet. All portable toilets and accessories are not created equal!

With regional operations PJ Canada, PJ Europe/Asia, PJ South America, PJ USA and PJ Mexico, PolyJohn can help you with your portable sanitation service operation anywhere in the world. For additional easily accessible assistance, we also feature:

Our online success magazine that can help you run your portable sanitation business more effectively.

Personally providing you with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

PJ Regional and Global Business Managers

Every day, we prove that the only thing that lasts longer than our products is our relationships. We are proud to still have many clients who have been with us since we started more than 35 years and a generation ago. We hope you take advantage of all our great resources, including our people. It will mean more profitability for your business!


The first U.S. patent for a polyethylene plastic portable restroom was issued in the 1960s to George Harding, who co-founded PolyJohn Enterprises Corporation with Ed Cooper and George Hiskes. Patent number 3,447,167described a portable toilet cabana that would be made out of a rigid plastic rather than wood or metal,

Harding was the consummate entrepreneur. During the 1930s, he was in senior management with the General Motors Corporation. In the 40s, Harding played an important role in the U.S. War Department as a senior official in the Department of Strategic Metals, where he worked in building the Liberty Ships. In the 1950s, Harding entered the burgeoning fiberglass boat industry and also started an underwater photography business with Walt Disney as a partner.

At a time in his life when most men would have been satisfied with retirement, George Harding became interested in the brand new field of plastics. In researching practical uses for this new “wonder material,” he invented the polyethylene portable toilet. Harding became the number-one salesman for his new invention, traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada with two toilet units on a trailer pulled behind his car.

In South Africa

Gerald Fourie, Director
National Pride Trading (PTY) Ltd
Cell: 082 878-9199
Tel: (011)615-3804
Fax: (011)616-4061

10 Refinery Road, Germiston, Gauteng