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Curbtender Sweepers Adds Coverage in 15 New States

Curbtender Sweepers Adds Coverage in 15 New States

Curbtender Sweepers LLC, a manufacturer of street sweeping products, announced it has added ten new partners to its sales and service network. The growth in network size will allow the company to expand sales and service of its street sweeper products into 15 new states. In total, the company is now represented by 25 businesses […]

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Project Management Basics I: Process Driven Results

Project Management Basics I: Process Driven Results

Whether it’s in your job title or not, chances are you and your teams engage in project management. Project management is the leadership, planning, and oversight associated with the creation of a unique product or outcome. Unlike recurring business processes, such as carrying out sweeping or paving services, a project is a one-time endeavor with […]

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Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

This two part series will offer experience from industry experts on buying used sweepers. Part one educates the reader on what to look for when buying a used sweeper. Part two in next month’s edition will discuss other factors to consider including the original manufacturer, access to OEM parts, typical deal killers, and tips on […]

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Vacall Introducing Truck-Mounted Alljet Model At WWETT 2019

Vacall Introducing Truck-Mounted Alljet Model At WWETT 2019

The new Vacall AllJet truck-mounted jetter will be unveiled to professionals in the water, wastewater and environmental services industry during WWETT 2019, the industry’s largest trade show, Feb. 21-23. Vacall products will be in Booth 5008 at the show, which will be held in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Designed by Gradall Industries, the […]

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Problem-Solving through Negotiating: Lessons from “Getting to Yes”

Problem-Solving through Negotiating: Lessons from “Getting to Yes”

As a small business owner you participate in negotiations every day. When you discuss your services with a potential client; when you correct problem behavior in a difficult employee; and when you and your managers strategize next year’s goals, you are negotiating. Building better negotiation skills is one way to improve management abilities and become […]

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Fall Sweeping

Fall Sweeping

While spring cleanup removes tons of stone, salt, sand and cinders, fall’s primary concern is the leaves. Leaves, if not swept, will flow to streams, rivers, and lakes causing an excessive increase in nutrients that promote bad aquatic plant life and algae that can be detrimental to the fish and other wildlife. The unswept leaves […]

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Lessons From the Past: What Did Abe Lincoln Know about Running a Business?

Lessons From the Past: What Did Abe Lincoln Know about Running a Business?

Abraham Lincoln rests in our national memory as one of the greatest leaders the United States has ever seen. His image is iconic, and his seemingly impossible reunification of a broken country transformed him into more of a cultural legend than a mere person. But at the start of his presidency, few believed Lincoln had […]

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Cooperatives Define the Value of Working Together

Cooperatives Define the Value of Working Together

We can’t deny that a group working together has the ability to accomplish more than an individual. Watch any Disney animated movie and you can see the value of collaboration in action. Witness the Red Cross assembling and coordinating clean-up groups after a devastating hurricane. Join a human chain rescuing a swimmer in peril. There […]

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M6 Avalanche Single Engine Enhancement

M6 Avalanche Single Engine Enhancement

One of the main advantages of a twin-engine sweeper is that it allows you to operate the sweeper without having to change the truck chassis engine’s RPM. Thus allowing for slow driving speeds while running the sweeper at maximum power. However, recent enhancements made to the Schwarze M6 Avalanche Single Engine (SE) sweeper brings this […]

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Sweeper Backing Accidents

We sweep thousands of miles each year, and most of these miles are swept going forward. Although the majority of accidents occur while sweepers are going forward, about 30 percent of accidents occur when the sweeper is moving in reverse. The fact that most backing accidents are preventable, emphasis must be placed on safe backing […]

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