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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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Pavement Maintenance for Highways—Pitfalls and Safeguards: An Insurance Perspective

Pavement Maintenance for Highways—Pitfalls and Safeguards: An Insurance Perspective

Pavement maintenance on highways poses much different, and in most cases, greater risks than that for parking lots, driveways and even secondary roadways. Here are some practical tips that will hopefully help to reduce the chance of having an accident and therefore keep your insurance premiums from increasing. After all, premium determination for a large [...]

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Record Lows & Precipitation Spells Disaster for Asphalt

Record Lows & Precipitation Spells Disaster for Asphalt

This year’s winter brought record-breaking cold temperatures throughout the United States disrupting flights, businesses, schools and roads and causing power outages and deaths. The National Weather Service said the February storm was “an event of historical proportions.” American cities and towns have reported record snow and ice. “We have had well below freezing temperatures on [...]

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ProSweep Starts the Year With Drug-Free Safety Program

ProSweep Starts the Year With Drug-Free Safety Program

Workplace safety is a primary concern at ProSweep in Toledo, Ohio; a 1-800-SWEEPER partner. As a part of the over arching workplace motto of “Safety, Quality, Productivity” the ProSweep year begins with a focus on safety. Every year Supervisors and Employees alike participate in a Drug-Free safety program, which is presented by the knowledgeable staff [...]

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