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FORMER BANKER CLEANS UP OREGON

FORMER BANKER CLEANS UP OREGON

Michael Wagoner bought Cantel Sweeping in 1993 thinking “how tough can it be?” Twenty-one years later, the company has grown from six to 17 sweeper trucks and from seven to 28 employees while becoming one of the top stewards of the environment. STEWARDSHIP Wagoner’s company primarily sweeps parking lots, which can see a lot of [...]

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ASPHALT RECYCLING INCREASES BOTTOM LINE

ASPHALT RECYCLING INCREASES BOTTOM LINE

Asphalt covers more than 94 percent of the paved roads in the United States according to the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). Add that to the amount used for parking lots and you might to start to think more about the pavement that covers a great deal of land and its affect on the environment. [...]

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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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WINDS OF CHANGE

WINDS OF CHANGE

Property managers have a lot on their plate and sweeping isn’t always at the top of their list of problems. We give our customer the best experience possible so that they don’t have to follow up. Driving through rural Texas, I spotted a lone old oak tree on the horizon. The wind buffeted my car [...]

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KEEPING OUR CITY STREETS CLEAN IN A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT

KEEPING OUR CITY STREETS CLEAN IN A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT

Municipal sweeping is a niche market where many independent sweepers have found a great source of revenue as municipals outsource their sweeping needs. However, some municipal districts maintain their own sweepers in-house. We talked to a few sweeping manufacturers about the trials and tribulations of this area of sweeping. “Municipalities are under constant pressure to [...]

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The Significant Cost of FOD

The Significant Cost of FOD

According to a study conducted by Insight SRI Ltd. in 2008, the aerospace industry spends $12 billion annually on foreign object debris (FOD). Of that, $4 billion is spent on damaged parts and $8 billion goes towards “indirect costs such as delays, plane changes, fuel costs, significant damage to aircraft and parts and death and [...]

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Elgin Sweeper Joins Nascar Green® To Support New Track Drying Initiative

Elgin Sweeper Joins Nascar Green® To Support New Track Drying Initiative

Elgin Sweeper, a division of Federal Signal Corporation and the leading manufacturer of street sweepers for general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications, has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement allowing the company to become an official partner with NASCAR Green, the sustainability arm of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR). [...]

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Customizing Your Street Sweeper – Alternative Fuel  (CNG)

Customizing Your Street Sweeper – Alternative Fuel (CNG)

In the past we have discussed our Global Street Sweepers often referring to them as Purpose built units. Our Front Steer Three Wheel Global M3 is one of a kind, safe, quiet and comfortable. Our performance matched equal-width pickup broom and elevator system eliminates choke points and improves sweeping speeds. The 5.6 cubic yard hopper’s [...]

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Royal Service

Royal Service

When your clients have names like the Kansas City Chiefs and the Country Club Plaza, you know you have to be at the top of your game. American Companies have several sister companies in the Kansas City metropolitan area, which allows them to offer special event planners a variety of services. Owner Gale Holsman Jr. [...]

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The Sweeper Preacher

The Sweeper Preacher

Gale Holsman started driving a trash truck when he was 17, but he wanted to be in control of his success. He eventually struck out on his own and continued improving and growing until his company, American Sweeping Inc., was one of the largest sweeping companies in the country. Now, Holsman has scaled back his [...]

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