Staying Informed: Anticipating and Preparing for Economic Challenges

Staying Informed: Anticipating and Preparing for Economic Challenges

With recent tax cuts, low interest rates, and productive spending, the US economy is currently in a strong position. Yet in recent months, financial experts have been warning of a possible economic downturn. Cyclical upturns and downturns are a normal part of a free market economy, but those low points can still have consequences for […]

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A. J. Scott- Dunimus Sweeping

A. J. Scott- Dunimus Sweeping

How did your company begin? Our company began as a janitorial business in 1994. We decided that this business would be the way to raise our six girls. We worked late evenings and we were able to be home with them during the day. Why did you get into the power sweeping industry? Our sweeping […]

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Sweeper Summit 2018 Evolves into All-Inclusive Industry Event

Sweeper Summit 2018 Evolves into All-Inclusive Industry Event

For decades, the power sweeping industry has piggy-backed on existing expos and events by sponsoring and hosting educational sessions to attract attendees from the power sweeping industry. Realizing there is a need for a concentrated and exclusive event, the 2018 Sweeper Summit is encouraging all power sweeping professionals to come together and forge a new […]

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Seatbelt Safety

Seatbelt Safety

When it comes to reducing the chances of death or injury in an accident, there is nothing more effective than the seat belt. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of injury by 45 percent and restrains an operator from leaving the sweeper through ejection or having a violent impact inside the sweeper itself […]

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Diesel Engines

Diesel Engines

EPA emissions regulations have been progressing over the last two decades, leading up to the current Tier 4 Final diesel engines. Diesel engines require more stored energy to start than gasoline engines, especially on cold days. Instead of just using the battery to enable the starter to crank the engine, a diesel engine must have […]

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A Culture of Safe Operators

A Culture of Safe Operators

With an ever-present focus on safety, working toward the elimination of incidents in your company is a top priority. One of the best ways to make progress toward the elimination of injuries on the job is by creating a culture of safe operators. A safety culture is defined by OSHA as the “attitude, beliefs, perceptions, […]

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Schwarze Industries is accepting orders for their new SuperVac Super Updraft™

Schwarze Industries is accepting orders for their new SuperVac Super Updraft™

Schwarze Industries is proud to announce it has developed a 3 cubic yard, stainless steel, low profile twin-engine sweeper on a Three Quarter Ton V8 chassis. The new design expands on its already popular SuperVac Updraft with an additional cubic yard of hopper capacity, while keeping a low height of 6’10” and weight below the […]

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10 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

10 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

A commitment to preventive maintenance is crucial for your sweeper. We have compiled 10 of the most common maintenance mistakes that sweeper owners make. The most common maintenance mistakes are: 1. Ignoring engine lights or warning indicators that show up on the console. The longer you wait, the higher the repair costs could become. 2. […]

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Prepare Your Fleet to Take on the Heat

Prepare Your Fleet to Take on the Heat

Adapting to seasonal variations in driving conditions is a critical part of maintaining a vehicle fleet. In the harsh winter months, your vehicles probably sustained some of the typical wear and tear caused by cold weather driving, and though it’s hard to believe, it’s already time to start thinking about the risks associated with warm […]

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Crown’s & Curbs, Competing in the St. Louis Power Sweeping Market

Crown’s & Curbs, Competing in the St. Louis Power Sweeping Market

Ken Hohlt, Sr. is co-owner of Crown’s & Curbs, Inc. , one of the St. Louis’s area’s three major power sweeping service providers. Ken recently shared with NAS Magazine his experience in growing the Crown’s & Curbs business over time, engaged in the interesting competitive dynamics of the power sweeping market in the St. Louis […]

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Best Hiring Practices

Best Hiring Practices

Hiring practices are generally recognized and applied universally within professional fields. Some concepts apply within labor trades as well, with some variances. A construction themed job such as street paving, sweeping, and maintenance can have certain specific considerations when choosing the best person to hire. General Policies and Background Checks It is standard policy to […]

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Overcoming Daily Struggles, Finding Long-term Success

Overcoming Daily Struggles, Finding Long-term Success

As a small business owner, it may seem like you face a new challenge every day. Whether it’s a difficult employee, unforeseen economic changes, or a supplier falling through, there is rarely a dull moment when running a small business. This reality can be an exhausting one, and at times you may find yourself feeling […]

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Sweeper Summit 2018 Announces Equipment  Expo and Expanded Program Content  –  An All Inclusive Industry Event!

Sweeper Summit 2018 Announces Equipment Expo and Expanded Program Content – An All Inclusive Industry Event!

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Sweeper Summit! You’ll want to mark your calendars now for November 7th- – 9th to be at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas for the 2018 Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo. This year’s conference is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! The Summit’s outdoor […]

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