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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Crown’s & Curbs, Competing in the St. Louis Power Sweeping Market

Crown’s & Curbs, Competing in the St. Louis Power Sweeping Market

Ken Hohlt, Sr. is co-owner of Crown’s & Curbs, Inc. , one of the St. Louis’s area’s three major power sweeping service providers. Ken recently shared with NAS Magazine his experience in growing the Crown’s & Curbs business over time, engaged in the interesting competitive dynamics of the power sweeping market in the St. Louis […]

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Best Hiring Practices

Best Hiring Practices

Hiring practices are generally recognized and applied universally within professional fields. Some concepts apply within labor trades as well, with some variances. A construction themed job such as street paving, sweeping, and maintenance can have certain specific considerations when choosing the best person to hire. General Policies and Background Checks It is standard policy to […]

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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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Overcoming Daily Struggles, Finding Long-term Success

Overcoming Daily Struggles, Finding Long-term Success

As a small business owner, it may seem like you face a new challenge every day. Whether it’s a difficult employee, unforeseen economic changes, or a supplier falling through, there is rarely a dull moment when running a small business. This reality can be an exhausting one, and at times you may find yourself feeling […]

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Sweeper Summit 2018 Announces Equipment  Expo and Expanded Program Content  –  An All Inclusive Industry Event!

Sweeper Summit 2018 Announces Equipment Expo and Expanded Program Content – An All Inclusive Industry Event!

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Sweeper Summit! You’ll want to mark your calendars now for November 7th- – 9th to be at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas for the 2018 Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo. This year’s conference is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! The Summit’s outdoor […]

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Watt Commercial Sweeping

Watt Commercial Sweeping

Watt Commercial Sweeping is a company that has been in the sweeping industry for 26 years in the great southern state of Georgia. With their experience and dedication to service, they are a stand-out brand to look at. One of the best parts of this company is the respect they have for their employees. They […]

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Schwarze VP of Sales, Marketing, Customer Service & Product Management

Schwarze VP of Sales, Marketing, Customer Service & Product Management

Schwarze Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome David Heigl as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, and Product Management. David comes to Schwarze with 23 years of Sales and Marketing experience and has extensive expertise in global market analysis, product positioning, and understanding the needs of a customer base. His strong winning […]

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How to Ask for Testimonials

How to Ask for Testimonials

Client testimonials are invaluable, no question. Good or bad, they can help you evaluate and improve your business. But these testimonials don’t just land in your inbox on their own. If you want your clients to give a testimonial for your product or services, you’ve got to ask them for it. Testimonials are good for […]

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5 Spring Safety Tips for the Ultimate Safety Checkup

5 Spring Safety Tips for the Ultimate Safety Checkup

Spring fever is here! The weather has turned just a little bit nicer bringing on more business leading into the summer months. It’s a great time to look forward to the productive and busy season ahead. In talking with your crews, it might be the perfect time in the sweeping industry for a refresher course […]

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Should I Sweep My Parking Lot  When It Rains?

Should I Sweep My Parking Lot When It Rains?

Rain can put a damper on many of your activities. But during the rainy season, a lot of people make the mistake of canceling their regular sweeping services, and this does more harm than good, not only for your parking lot but also the environment. Parking lots are covered with waste, whether you see it […]

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