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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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4 Marketing Must-Do’s for 2014: Tips to Help Ensure a Year of Growth

4 Marketing Must-Do’s for 2014: Tips to Help Ensure a Year of Growth

I love the fresh-scrubbed feel of a new year. It’s a great time to set goals for myself and my company, which always fires me up and inspires me to charge ahead. I do more looking forward this time of year than looking back, but it is important to pause and take stock of where [...]

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Points On Selling Parking Lot Sweeping

Points On Selling Parking Lot Sweeping

Parking lot sweeping up front is not a glamorous business. I always tell people our job is picking up dirty baby diapers from a dirty trashy parking lot. When we leave the parking lot it is clean! It is a very simple business! There are many benefits to communities where good parking lot sweeping is [...]

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NiteHawk Raises Money for Disabled American Veterans at NPE Show

NiteHawk Raises Money for Disabled American Veterans at NPE Show

At the 2014 National Pavement Expo, NiteHawk knew they would be handing out plenty of free swag to the patrons visiting their booth. However, instead of the normal free goodies, they decided to raise funds for a cause near and dear to their hearts: the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). NiteHawk created a t-shirt in support [...]

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Continued Growth at 1-800-SWEEPER

Continued Growth at 1-800-SWEEPER

In the 29 months since the inception of 1-800-SWEEPER, the Partnership has experienced continued growth. At first glance many business owners have mistaken the 1-800-SWEEPER Alliance for being a simple job referral system. However, 1-800-SWEEPER is best viewed through its 3-Dimensions of competitive advantage consisting of; co-op buying group, internet/website marketing, and the power of [...]

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2014 Market Trends

2014 Market Trends

Smart business owners look at trends that will affect their industry to determine if it is something that they need to plan for, or if it is something that they need to implement. North American Sweeper talked to several people that have been in the industry for a long time to determine what trends they [...]

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Bill’s Sweeping Service’s Brilliance

Bill’s Sweeping Service’s Brilliance

With 60 years under their belt, Bill’s Sweeping Service in California shines like a diamond with three generations actively involved in the business. Bob and Deanna Carter purchased Bill’s Sweeping Service in 1962. With their sons Mark and Mike growing up at the company, the sons were well trained when Bob and Deanna retired 20 [...]

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