Spotlight on Safety

Spotlight on Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly known as OSHA, employers pay about $1 billion per week for costs related to work injuries. On-the-job incidents risk the well-being of your employees, jeopardize profits, and threaten your ability to run a successful business. For many reasons, employee safety should be a critical concern […]

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Ladybugs Parking Lot Sweeping Inc

Ladybugs Parking Lot Sweeping Inc

Ladybugs Parking Lot Sweeping Inc is a premier sweeping company located in Louisiana near Lafayette. It was created back in 2005 by a husband and wife team, that purchased the business from an associate of theirs in order to craft an improved life for their family. They have two young daughters and have made it […]

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Going National: A Look at 1-800-SWEEPER’s Past, Present, and Future

Going National: A Look at 1-800-SWEEPER’s Past, Present, and Future

Though 1-800-SWEEPER has become an industry giant, it wasn’t always that way. What started as an option to make it easier for regional customers to reach Progressive Sweeping has grown into a national organization that provides lead generation, support, education, and networking for other contractors in the power sweeping industry. But how did it grow […]

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Joe Hendrickson is promoted to VP of Sales & Marketing for Schwarze

Joe Hendrickson is promoted to VP of Sales & Marketing for Schwarze

HUNTSVILLE, AL ‐ Schwarze is pleased to announce the promotion of Joe Hendrickson as Vice President of Sales and Marketing effective September 6th. Joe joined Schwarze in October of 2007 and has gained increased levels of responsibility during his tenure. During his last position as Director of Sales Operations Joe was instrumental in implementing new […]

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6 Ways to Preserve B2B Customer Relations in the COVID Service Environment

6 Ways to Preserve B2B Customer Relations in the COVID Service Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine restrictions, the consequent economic downturn, labor shortage, and fast changes in business technology have together added severely to the usual stress levels of business customers and employees. As a result, a shocking number of workers have reported abusive or inappropriate stress-related mal-treatment by customers and/or by other employees over the past […]

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David Heigl, President of Schwarze Industries

David Heigl, President of Schwarze Industries

Please join us in congratulating David Heigl as he is promoted to unit company President of Schwarze Industries in Huntsville, Alabama, effective August 23. David has been a valuable member of the Schwarze leadership team, serving as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing since February 2018. David joined Schwarze bringing twenty-three years of Sales […]

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Why Convoluted Wafers are More Economical Than Flat Wafers

Why Convoluted Wafers are More Economical Than Flat Wafers

Wafers are used to make main brooms for mechanical sweepers, road construction sweepers, and sweeper attachments. Wafers are individual broom discs that stack on top of each other on a wafer rack to make a full broom core. There are two style wafers – Convoluted and Flat. Convoluted wafers have a wavy shape and flat […]

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1-800-SWEEPER’s Announces New Mentor Program

1-800-SWEEPER’s Announces New Mentor Program

1-800-SWEEPER continually looks for programs and opportunities to help our Partners grow their business as well as grow professionally. We launched the National Pavement Maintenance Leadership Academy in 2019 and graduated 2 classes of 24. The program has since been on hiatus due to the pandemic and is expected to resume in 2022. We are […]

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Understanding Gutter Broom Terminology

Understanding Gutter Broom Terminology

Gutter brooms go by many names with different sweepers using different style gutter brooms. Most gutter brooms are filled with a steel wire while some have a polypropylene bristle for less aggressive sweeping needs or where wire breakage would be hazardous. These brooms are used on mechanical and vacuum sweepers. Whether the sweeper is digging […]

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Top 5 Brand Development Tips

Top 5 Brand Development Tips

As a street sweeping or paving contractor, it is easy to focus on the everyday operations and aspects of your business. Meeting the needs of clients, ensuring your employees have good working conditions and staying on top of operational expenses are just some of the things you probably think about daily. However, do you ever […]

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Motivating Employees in Challenging Times

Motivating Employees in Challenging Times

Labor shortages across the country are creating tremendous challenges, and small businesses have been some of the hardest hit. Now more than ever, a focus on retaining current employees is essential to keeping your business stable and successful. If you are struggling to keep employees motivated and excited, we’d like to help! Over our years […]

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Staying Busy with BZ & Son’s Sweeping and Washing

Staying Busy with BZ & Son’s Sweeping and Washing

Now entering its third and fourth generations, BZ & Son’s Sweeping and Washing Inc. is a Texas company solidly based on the premise of service. Started in 1986 by Bob Stumpf and his wife Zuella, it’s now being managed by the second generation, his son, Bob Stumpf Jr., and his wife Connie, along with their […]

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World Record Roads!

World Record Roads!

As street sweeping guys, we at NiteHawk know the importance of well-maintained roads. In fact, for thousands of years, paved roads—especially clean ones—have been a critical part of society. And with the Olympics happening this summer, we wanted to share some amazing world records related to this essential industry. Where is the world’s longest street? […]

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