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Project Management  Basics II: Leading a Successful Project Team

Project Management Basics II: Leading a Successful Project Team

In last month’s article, we discussed some of the key components of project management. Perhaps nobody in your organization has the official title of “project manager,” but it is nonetheless an important part of running a business. From time to time, we need to divert resources from daily operations to address short-term issues, develop new […]

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Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

Purchasing a Used Sweeper (a two part series)

This is the second part of a two part series on buying used sweepers. Part one in the last issue of North American Sweeper educated the reader on what to look for when buying used. In this month’s edition part two will discuss other factors to consider including the original manufacturer, access to OEM parts, […]

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NiteHawk’s New Mobile Game, Sweeper Madness!

NiteHawk’s New Mobile Game, Sweeper Madness!

NiteHawk Sweepers has changed the game once again in the sweeping industry, but you don’t need a sweeping truck to play this game, just your phone. “Sweeper Madness” is NiteHawk’s new free mobile game that was just released on Android and IOS and takes sweeping to the extreme! A mobile game might not be what […]

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How NiteHawk Continues to Change the Sweeping Game

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 […]

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Benefits of Attending a Tradeshow

Benefits of Attending a Tradeshow

Tradeshows provide a unique opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the industry. There are many benefits of attending a tradeshow but here are some of the highlights. It’s a Great Hands-On Experience Few other events can give you such a variety of “hands-on” experiences in one area than a trade show. The opportunity to […]

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Maximize Your Sweeper’s Life

Maximize Your Sweeper’s Life

Being proactive in sweeper routine maintenance helps you identify problems before they become serious and end up costing you valuable time and money. For the most success in lengthening your equipment’s lifespan, you must follow these three steps: • Be committed. Preventative maintenance is more involved than lubricating and changing filters. These services can include […]

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Sweeping Streets and Cleaning Catch Basins

Sweeping Streets and Cleaning Catch Basins

Street sweeping and catch basins cleaning removes accumulated sediments, trash, and debris and reduces the amount of pollutants entering our waterbodies. Catch basin cleaning also reduces local flooding. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for street sweeping is a necessary part of the stormwater management plan required by the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Perhaps you’ve heard or read about corporate social responsibility, a relatively recent trend among for-profit businesses of engaging in humanitarian or charity work. Far from a passing fad, this development in the business world is increasingly becoming an expectation among successful firms. Here we discuss how your firm can grow and benefit from such activities […]

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Brief History of the Vacuum Sweeper

Brief History of the Vacuum Sweeper

Vacuum sweepers were first used in the 1920s to remove fine dust left behind mechanical sweepers. A primary advantage of early vacuum sweepers was that they could operate in freezing weather without water use. A disadvantage of these machines was that they were noisy and unreliable. In the early 1970s, several sweeper manufacturers reintroduced vacuum […]

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Choosing a Fuel Card for Your Business

Choosing a Fuel Card for Your Business

Whether you’re a sweeper start-up or growing business, a fuel card could provide you with benefits. If you’ve never used or set one up, here is some information to think about. Many owners buy fuel with credit cards because it’s quick, convenient, and accepted everywhere. But if they’re using a credit card, you might be […]

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