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Drives Immaculate Sweeping to the Top

Drives Immaculate Sweeping to the Top

Every small business owner wants to know the secret to building a successful business. Drive and passion are two top qualities among successful CEOs and Derek Grieco, owner of Immaculate Power Sweeping has them and knows how to reenergize. Grieco’s dad, Angelo, started Immaculate Power Sweeping in New Hampshire in 1992 after selling his 10-year-old [...]

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Maintaining Porous Pavement

Maintaining Porous Pavement

Over the last five years, pervious pavement, also known as porous asphalt and porous concrete has increased its share of preferred material for municipals and others looking to reduce pollutants in groundwater runoff. It has also become a solution for those with limited land by freeing up space that would otherwise be used for stormwater [...]

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Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power

In a recent Forbes article, Laurie McCabe, cofounder and partner in research firm SMB Group, said “green technology creates a virtuous cycle that provides small businesses cost savings, market differentiation and a chance to help the environment. We all want to consume more and more technology because it makes our lives easier. But we have [...]

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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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