7 Apps That Can Help Paving Contractors Streamline Their Operations

7 Apps That Can Help Paving Contractors Streamline Their Operations

To effectively plan and complete your upcoming paving projects, you must streamline your operations to best maintain the level of oversight and organization needed for your company’s growth. Thankfully, you only have to look as far as your trusty cellphone to find the support you need to achieve this goal. With the download of a […]

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Uncharted Territory: Exploring New Revenue Streams

Uncharted Territory: Exploring New Revenue Streams

In 1989, Pepsi Co. introduced a new product which they believed would change the soft drink game forever. The so-called “breakfast cola drink” was “Pepsi AM,” and it completely failed within the first year. It turned out people didn’t want to drink cola first thing in the morning, and the gamble cost Pepsi millions. More […]

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Top 10  Sweeper Safety Tips for Incident Prevention

Top 10 Sweeper Safety Tips for Incident Prevention

It is a must that all operators have identifiable and verifiable training on the equipment before operating. Accidents can happen to both the newly trained and seasoned veterans. Tips to Avoid Equipment Accidents For everyone’s safety especially those of the operators, here are ten important heavy equipment safety tips. 1. Blind spots Sweeper operators have […]

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Stearns Bank Named #1 Top Performing Bank in the Nation

Central Minnesota-based bank receives top designation for the second year in a row American Banker magazine has once again named Stearns Bank the top performing bank in the nation among banks with $2 to $10 billion in assets. The ranking is based on a three-year average return on equity. Stearns Bank earned the top spot […]

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Staying Informed: Anticipating and Preparing for Economic Challenges

Staying Informed: Anticipating and Preparing for Economic Challenges

With recent tax cuts, low interest rates, and productive spending, the US economy is currently in a strong position. Yet in recent months, financial experts have been warning of a possible economic downturn. Cyclical upturns and downturns are a normal part of a free market economy, but those low points can still have consequences for […]

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A. J. Scott- Dunimus Sweeping

A. J. Scott- Dunimus Sweeping

How did your company begin? Our company began as a janitorial business in 1994. We decided that this business would be the way to raise our six girls. We worked late evenings and we were able to be home with them during the day. Why did you get into the power sweeping industry? Our sweeping […]

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Seatbelt Safety

Seatbelt Safety

When it comes to reducing the chances of death or injury in an accident, there is nothing more effective than the seat belt. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of injury by 45 percent and restrains an operator from leaving the sweeper through ejection or having a violent impact inside the sweeper itself […]

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Sweeper Summit 2018 Evolves into All-Inclusive Industry Event

Sweeper Summit 2018 Evolves into All-Inclusive Industry Event

For decades, the power sweeping industry has piggy-backed on existing expos and events by sponsoring and hosting educational sessions to attract attendees from the power sweeping industry. Realizing there is a need for a concentrated and exclusive event, the 2018 Sweeper Summit is encouraging all power sweeping professionals to come together and forge a new […]

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Diesel Engines

Diesel Engines

EPA emissions regulations have been progressing over the last two decades, leading up to the current Tier 4 Final diesel engines. Diesel engines require more stored energy to start than gasoline engines, especially on cold days. Instead of just using the battery to enable the starter to crank the engine, a diesel engine must have […]

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A Culture of Safe Operators

A Culture of Safe Operators

With an ever-present focus on safety, working toward the elimination of incidents in your company is a top priority. One of the best ways to make progress toward the elimination of injuries on the job is by creating a culture of safe operators. A safety culture is defined by OSHA as the “attitude, beliefs, perceptions, […]

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Schwarze Industries is accepting orders for their new SuperVac Super Updraft™

Schwarze Industries is accepting orders for their new SuperVac Super Updraft™

Schwarze Industries is proud to announce it has developed a 3 cubic yard, stainless steel, low profile twin-engine sweeper on a Three Quarter Ton V8 chassis. The new design expands on its already popular SuperVac Updraft with an additional cubic yard of hopper capacity, while keeping a low height of 6’10” and weight below the […]

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10 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

10 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

A commitment to preventive maintenance is crucial for your sweeper. We have compiled 10 of the most common maintenance mistakes that sweeper owners make. The most common maintenance mistakes are: 1. Ignoring engine lights or warning indicators that show up on the console. The longer you wait, the higher the repair costs could become. 2. […]

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Prepare Your Fleet to Take on the Heat

Prepare Your Fleet to Take on the Heat

Adapting to seasonal variations in driving conditions is a critical part of maintaining a vehicle fleet. In the harsh winter months, your vehicles probably sustained some of the typical wear and tear caused by cold weather driving, and though it’s hard to believe, it’s already time to start thinking about the risks associated with warm […]

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