Benefits of Attending a Tradeshow

Benefits of Attending a Tradeshow

Tradeshows provide a unique opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the industry. There are many benefits of attending a tradeshow but here are some of the highlights. It’s a Great Hands-On Experience Few other events can give you such a variety of “hands-on” experiences in one area than a trade show. The opportunity to […]

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Sweeping Streets and Cleaning Catch Basins

Sweeping Streets and Cleaning Catch Basins

Street sweeping and catch basins cleaning removes accumulated sediments, trash, and debris and reduces the amount of pollutants entering our waterbodies. Catch basin cleaning also reduces local flooding. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for street sweeping is a necessary part of the stormwater management plan required by the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Perhaps you’ve heard or read about corporate social responsibility, a relatively recent trend among for-profit businesses of engaging in humanitarian or charity work. Far from a passing fad, this development in the business world is increasingly becoming an expectation among successful firms. Here we discuss how your firm can grow and benefit from such activities […]

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Stripe N Sweep, Houston TX – Regional Quality Standard Bearer

Stripe N Sweep, Houston TX – Regional Quality Standard Bearer

Les and Diane Armstrong have traveled far in their journey as Houston TX entrepreneurs. Les started out as an auto mechanic. Diane held various admin positions. There was a church picnic one day. Les got injured playing softball at the picnic, spent time in the hospital, got out. The story of Les and Diane turns […]

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How NiteHawk Continues to Change the Sweeping Game

How NiteHawk Continues to Change the Sweeping Game

The global company and sweeping industry leader known as NiteHawk came from creative yet humble beginnings. The late inventor and manufacturer Jack Rodgers envisioned a lighter, more powerful sweeping machine, and in 1985 Rodgers patented the first hydraulic sweeper. Over the next ten years, he worked tirelessly to refine the prototype, a machine that would […]

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Vacall Introducing Truck-Mounted Alljet Model At WWETT 2019

Vacall Introducing Truck-Mounted Alljet Model At WWETT 2019

The new Vacall AllJet truck-mounted jetter will be unveiled to professionals in the water, wastewater and environmental services industry during WWETT 2019, the industry’s largest trade show, Feb. 21-23. Vacall products will be in Booth 5008 at the show, which will be held in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Designed by Gradall Industries, the […]

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Maximize Your Sweeper’s Life

Maximize Your Sweeper’s Life

Being proactive in sweeper routine maintenance helps you identify problems before they become serious and end up costing you valuable time and money. For the most success in lengthening your equipment’s lifespan, you must follow these three steps: • Be committed. Preventative maintenance is more involved than lubricating and changing filters. These services can include […]

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New Year – New Insights From Minnesota

New Year – New Insights From Minnesota

In the search for a Minneapolis area sweeping businesses that stands out from the rest, we notice the name Dakota Sweeping & Maintenance Company. After all, Minneapolis is in Minnesota, not in the Dakotas, of course. But, the Dakotans and Minnesotans share the same spellbinding countryside, so we were naturally curious about the motivation for […]

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Hurricane Sweeping LLC

Hurricane Sweeping LLC

Hurricane in the Desert Here’s one for the ages. Man’s talent is recognized in construction. Man becomes Superintendent on the world’s most massive kinds of construction projects; we’re talking hospitals, bridges, malls, freeways and other gargantuan, jaw-dropping undertakings. After a long and exceptionally successful career, man turns to a simpler life, still makes a great […]

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Problem-Solving through Negotiating: Lessons from “Getting to Yes”

Problem-Solving through Negotiating: Lessons from “Getting to Yes”

As a small business owner you participate in negotiations every day. When you discuss your services with a potential client; when you correct problem behavior in a difficult employee; and when you and your managers strategize next year’s goals, you are negotiating. Building better negotiation skills is one way to improve management abilities and become […]

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Brief History of the Vacuum Sweeper

Brief History of the Vacuum Sweeper

Vacuum sweepers were first used in the 1920s to remove fine dust left behind mechanical sweepers. A primary advantage of early vacuum sweepers was that they could operate in freezing weather without water use. A disadvantage of these machines was that they were noisy and unreliable. In the early 1970s, several sweeper manufacturers reintroduced vacuum […]

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Fall Sweeping

Fall Sweeping

While spring cleanup removes tons of stone, salt, sand and cinders, fall’s primary concern is the leaves. Leaves, if not swept, will flow to streams, rivers, and lakes causing an excessive increase in nutrients that promote bad aquatic plant life and algae that can be detrimental to the fish and other wildlife. The unswept leaves […]

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Choosing a Fuel Card for Your Business

Choosing a Fuel Card for Your Business

Whether you’re a sweeper start-up or growing business, a fuel card could provide you with benefits. If you’ve never used or set one up, here is some information to think about. Many owners buy fuel with credit cards because it’s quick, convenient, and accepted everywhere. But if they’re using a credit card, you might be […]

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