World Sweeping Association’s Sweeper Roundup – September 15-17, 2017

Sweeper RoundupAt North American Sweeper Magazine we take industry education very seriously. We also know the value of people in our industry getting together to share ideas and get to know one another. That’s why we are proud to be one of the sponsors of America’s first ever, independent sweeping conference, the World Sweeping Association’s ‘Sweeper Roundup.’

The Sweeper Roundup, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, this coming September 15-17, is the brainchild of two longtime industry leaders. The event is the result of a conversation between Ranger Kidwell-Ross, Director of WSA, and Gale Holsman, President of Kansas City-based American Sweeping, Inc. At this year’s National Pavement Exposition they discussed the fact that there had never been an independent conference just for the sweeping industry. The result: Gale volunteered his company to host such an event if WSA would organize it.

The Sweeper Roundup will feature four educational seminars put on by individuals who average over 30 years of sweeping industry experience. A Sweeper Roundtable will allow attending contractors to query WSA’s Contractor Advisory Board members as well as representatives from at least half-a-dozen sweeper manufacturers and leading industry suppliers.

Saturday afternoon’s events will be held at Gail’s Harley Davidson, one of the largest H-D dealers in America. Sweepers by Elgin, Global, NiteHawk, Ravo and Schwarze will be on display and available for demos. Schwarze is providing its Vortex model for use in a zany Sweeper Rodeo designed to test the driving skills of attending contractors. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of areas.

In the evening, the venue will switch to Holsman’s Stables, a beautiful 200-acre horse ranch, with a barbecue cookout, hay rides and live music by one of KC’s top bands. The night’s entertainment will also include an appearance by ‘The Sweeper Band,’ made up of sweeping industry musicians, who will perform several sweeping-themed songs based upon familiar tunes from the past.

Proceeds from the Sweeper Roundup benefit WSA’s Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contractors can attend this tax-deductible event for as little as $99/each and event hotel rooms have also been negotiated for $100/night. For more information and to sign up to attend, go to: You may also call the WSA office, toll free, at 866.635.2205 or send email to