Archive | Industry News RSS feed for this section
1-800-SWEEPER: 10 Years of Growth and Accomplishments

1-800-SWEEPER: 10 Years of Growth and Accomplishments

It’s been nearly 10 years since 1-800-SWEEPER burst onto the power sweeping industry scene in August of 2011. Armed with a vision, a powerful vanity phone number and the support of 22 sweeping company owners, Mike Lucht began what remains to be the only co-op organization in the sweeping industry. Headquartered in Toledo, OH, 1-800-SWEEPER […]

Read more
The first commercial pilot program of autonomous Trombia Free street sweeper launches in the City of Espoo Finland

The first commercial pilot program of autonomous Trombia Free street sweeper launches in the City of Espoo Finland

Bicycle path in the City of Espoo gets cleaned fully autonomically and with 85 % less energy consumption. Commercial pilots will roll out through early 2021 to kick start the era of greener and more sustainable city cleaning. Finnish street maintenance technology developer Trombia Technologies launched the world’s first full-power autonomous street sweeper in September […]

Read more
A Brush with Greatness: How NiteHawk Continues to Change the Sweeping Game

A Brush with Greatness: How NiteHawk Continues to Change the Sweeping Game

The global company and sweeping industry leader known as NiteHawk came from creative yet humble beginnings. The late inventor and manufacturer Jack Rodgers envisioned a lighter, more powerful sweeping machine, and in 1985 Rodgers patented the first hydraulic sweeper. Over the next ten years, he worked tirelessly to refine the prototype, a machine that would […]

Read more
Oakmont Capital Services Promotes Linn to Sales Manager

Oakmont Capital Services Promotes Linn to Sales Manager

WEST CHESTER, PA, November 2020 — Oakmont Capital Services is proud to announce the promotion of Elise Linn, CLFP, to Sales Manager. Linn will guide the OCS sales team, ensuring excellent customer service and growing Oakmont’s subsidy partnership relationships. “Elise is a dedicated, conscientious, and knowledgeable equipment finance professional who is a natural leader,” said […]

Read more
Looking Back at 2020 and Forward to 2021

Looking Back at 2020 and Forward to 2021

This has been a year of rapid changes, to grossly understate the events of 2020. By the end of the first quarter, the emergent coronavirus pandemic had triggered a global economic shutdown, which devastated consumer markets and much of the B2B services subsector. The national health and economic disaster has impacted small, medium-sized, and larger […]

Read more
1-800-SWEEPER Partners with Veterans Matter to Raise Money to House Homeless Veterans

1-800-SWEEPER Partners with Veterans Matter to Raise Money to House Homeless Veterans

Covid-19 has impacted all of us but the ones who it has impacted the most are homeless people – the people living on the streets who do not have access to healthcare, a roof over their heads, or food on their tables. What is particularly sad, is the number of our military veterans that are […]

Read more

Keystone Plastics Partners with 1-800-SWEEPER to Supply Replacement Street Sweeping Brooms

South Plainfield, NJ – Keystone Plastics, a leading manufacturer of street sweeping brooms and brushes, has partnered with 1-800-SWEEPER to supply their North American sweeping partners with replacement street sweeping brooms. Keystone manufacturers OEM quality replacement brooms for all model street sweepers and will be the exclusive supplier of brooms to 1-800-SWEEPER. 1-800-SWEEPER is a […]

Read more
Finnish Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper

Finnish Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper

Finnish Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper and seeks to cut 3 Million CO2 metric tons annually Finnish street maintenance technology developer Trombia Technologies launches the world’s first full-power autonomous street sweeper. The company’s Trombia Free cleaning devices use less than 15% of the power required by currently available heavy […]

Read more
Oakmont Capital Services Expands Operations and Sales Teams

Oakmont Capital Services Expands Operations and Sales Teams

WEST CHESTER, PA, OCTOBER 2020 — Oakmont Capital Services (OCS) has expanded its Minnesota-based team by adding three equipment finance specialists in operations and sales. As an independent direct lender, Oakmont is committed to offering customers the best equipment financing rates via a virtual process. Amanda Bialka, CLFP, joined Oakmont as a Credit Analyst. Bringing […]

Read more
Why Quality Brooms Matter

Why Quality Brooms Matter

Why do OEMs typically use the best quality products for their new equipment? The answer is simple. They want the equipment to perform at its optimal condition when you decide to purchase their product. No one wants to replace the burners in their new Weber grill a couple of weeks after bringing it home. Especially […]

Read more