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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 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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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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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  Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

It’s easy to feel a sense of motivation at the beginning of a new year, but now that the Holidays are behind us and the year progresses, it can be tough to stay motivated, especially if you are starting to feel burned out in your day-to-day grind. There are several ways you can stay motivated […]

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What you need to know about diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)

What you need to know about diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)

Sweeper engines have gone through some big changes in the last ten years. And each change has brought additional costs, unfamiliar technology, and new maintenance requirements. One of those changes is the development of Tier 4 Final engines that require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). What is Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)? Diesel Exhaust Fluid is injected […]

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