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Are You Sweeping in Reverse?

Are You Sweeping in Reverse?

My first editorial explained how I was fascinated with street sweepers as a child. The lights, sounds, moving parts and brushes scrubbing the ground were a magnet to follow as a child. It’s still that way. On any given day you can see a kid riding their bike, skateboard and/or running along on a sidewalk [...]

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They Key to Successful Crack Filling

They Key to Successful Crack Filling

Crack filling is the first line of defense for maintaining asphalt driveways, parking lots, or roadways and if done properly can be a huge revenue generating service for your business. Proper crack filling techniques can add years to the life span of an asphalt driveway, parking lot, or roadway. The key to successful crack filling [...]

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Maintenance Records Means More Cash In Your Pocket

Maintenance Records Means More Cash In Your Pocket

Greetings from NiteHawk Sweepers! As spring and summer are upon us, and after a long winter, it’s important to keep your trucks maintained and in exceptional shape. We all know how important record keeping is for vehicle maintenance. The obvious benefits of reduced downtime, driver accountability, budgeting, and long term planning can be found in [...]

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1-800-SWEEPER and World of Asphalt

1-800-SWEEPER and World of Asphalt

Brands are judged by the partners they keep and are seen in association with. To stress 1-800-SWEEPER’s industry leading level of professionalism, 1-800-SWEEPER used the World of Asphalt tradeshow in Baltimore to reinforce their brand image. How better to make certain that this co-branding initiative received the attention it deserved other than by working with [...]

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NAPSA Announces 2015 Board of Directors!

The ballots are in and the members have spoken. NAPSA is proud to share the incoming 2015 Board of Directors! Although some names will be familiar, others are brand new. This mix creates stability along with new ideas and energy. Rather than having the industry’s interests represented by just a few, NAPSA has 14 diverse [...]

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The Value of  Power Sweeping

The Value of Power Sweeping

Some property managers feel that power sweeping is a service that is aesthetically driven and for some, that may be the case. Power sweeping does improve the customers’ opinion of the property through aesthetics but that is not even close to being the only purpose for this process. A huge reason to sweep is asset [...]

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Sweeping Divided by Thirds

Sweeping Divided by Thirds

Whether you believe you can work successfully with third party providers or not is your opinion. There are however, some basic business realities sweeping contractors need to think about when making the decision to participate or not participate in third-party business. The first economic reality is the profit margin is not controlled by the two [...]

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WHAT DO DEAD FISH AND A PARKING LOT HAVE IN COMMON?

WHAT DO DEAD FISH AND A PARKING LOT HAVE IN COMMON?

What could they possibly have to do with each other? The answer–everything. When a property owner decides to clean their paved surfaces they often look to the obvious trash and debris and make sure that it looks presentable at the end of the cleaning. But picking up the cans, cups, diapers, and plastic bags is [...]

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Continued Growth at 1-800-SWEEPER

Continued Growth at 1-800-SWEEPER

In the 29 months since the inception of 1-800-SWEEPER, the Partnership has experienced continued growth. At first glance many business owners have mistaken the 1-800-SWEEPER Alliance for being a simple job referral system. However, 1-800-SWEEPER is best viewed through its 3-Dimensions of competitive advantage consisting of; co-op buying group, internet/website marketing, and the power of [...]

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NAPSA Announces 2014 Board of Directors

NAPSA Announces 2014 Board of Directors

When you visit the Governance page of the NAPSA website (www.powersweeping.org), you will soon notice a few changes. NAPSA is proud to share the roll of the 2014 Board of Directors. Although some names will be familiar, others are brand new. This mix creates stability along with new ideas and energy. Rather than having the [...]

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