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The APWA has announced a newly updated website offering a brand new user experience.
Have you heard the London, England, roadway sweeper named Henry Croft? He started sweeping in the City of London in 1877 at the age of 16. Then, he went on to found a very interesting working class charity tradition that continues today, that of the 'Pearly Kings and Queens.' Check
GPS is one of the best ways to monitor performance;
As part of our ongoing interaction with Walmart Corporate on its recent - as well as long-standing - sweeping-related decisions, as Director of the World Sweeping Association I conducted an
Keystone Plastics, one of America's premier broom and brush manufacturers, has a
Johnston Sweepers offers a
If you sweep parking lots you'll want to see the new
Nordsense, a Denmark-based artificial intelligence-based waste management technology company, has partnered with the City of San Francisco to optimize waste collection across the city.
After a cost assessment of implementing Chesapeake Bay requirements tallied up to more than $1 billion, the county sought
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In my alternate position as Executive Director of the World Sweeping Association, I was
WorldSweeper surveyed eight U.S. cities about their sweeping practices.
AC Business Media, former producer of the National Pavement Expo,
In June, WorldSweeper
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We're looking for anyone who has used reclaimed water for dust suppression and had their sweeper hoppers affected by a 'phage' that is characterized by
Officials at the City of Denver have been
Our May e-newsletter offered articles on
Significant fines have been levied against at least three New Jersey sweeping contractors. Their violation: operating without a New Jersey license for transporting solid waste. All of the affected contractors are located in Morris County, New Jersey. We offer an
Elgin Sweeper and RoadBotics now offering sweepers equipped with AI-based pavement assessment technology to Florida municipalities. The technology assesses road conditions for infrastructure improvement decisions from sweeper cab.
At the National Pavement Exposition, held in Nashville February 26th - March 2nd, the WorldSweeper.com/World Sweeping Association's Award of Excellence in Power Sweeping
Our feature newsletter story in February is a must-read article if you currently use one or more backpack blowers in your organization - "
A study from India reports sweeping pavement by hand is tough on the body. For the details, check out
We added a detailed report on airport FOD removal in our February e-newsletter edition.
Our feature newsletter story in January is a must-read article compiled with an interview with Scott Cerosky, a 27-year insurance professional catering to the pavement industry. It's entitled "
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with partner agencies, initiated a study called "
In our historical collection of
WSA is partnering with the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) to find and catalog sweeping contractors with the equipment and expertise to clean permeable (interlocking concrete) pavement. If that's something you know how to do be sure to confirm your expertise by taking
We asked 18 sweeping industry professionals to predict the future of the power sweeping industry and captured the video of their responses. October marked the end of our six-part series, where starting in May and extending to October we released a YouTube video that had three industry pros predicting the future of power sweeping. You will certainly want to
We now have on the WorldSweeper website an in-depth analysis of the City of San Jose, California's street sweeping program. The report - which is 72 pages in length - is entitled "Street Sweeping: Significant Investment and Re-tooling are Needed to Achieve Cleaner Streets." We highly recommend anyone involved with street sweeping read the report. We will also have a podcast with San Jose officials in charge of sweeping in our November e-newsletter. This gives you time to tell us any questions you'd like asked at that time. Complete info is at
Patients of a state-run medical facility in a town in eastern Uzbekistan try to avoid Friday visits. That's the day doctors and nurses in Quvasoy have
As reported in our June e-newsletter, China
Global Environmental Products
Before you take your sweeping program for granted,
In 2018 had the experience of
Let's say you love your job as someone who sweeps streets every day, probably in the cab of a chassis-mounted sweeper... Now
Risk transfer clauses are becoming a regular part of mall and third party contracts. Every sweeping contractor needs to read
Craig Crissman, owner of Shenandoah Supervac has over two decades of experience as a diesel mechanic. That's what led him to doing a test with his Schwarze Gale Force to see if he could maximize the longevity of the DPF system. What you
When it comes to NASCAR there's only one vehicle that is featured at every race: That's the Elgin Track Sweeper. A
Next time one of your sweeper operators complains about their job, we suggest to
Whether you were there or not, you'll want to Has your organization implemented the guidelines needed to be compliant with The City of Los Angeles is developing Two recent articles tout the advantages of power sweeping for reducing stormwater pollution runoff. One, by four members of Schwarze Industries' management team, called ' Our Australia/India blog about power sweeping in Australia and India has won a prestigious APEX Award for Publication excellence! Click on the logo to learn more. Contractors: If you are presented with contracts with wording regarding 'omissions' then you need to read Sweeper aficionado, McKinley "Kenny" Page, was the subject of an The World Sweeping Association is offering to the industry a WSA Featured Podcast that was conducted between 'The Sweepin' Preacher, American Sweeping's Gale Holsman, and an anonymous sweeping contractor who needed help in getting profitable. The approximately 1-hour Remind yourself of the basics with our ' Porous pavement is the gaining popularity very rapidly. WorldSweeper Have you seen the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's BMP fact sheet for street sweeping? If not, perhaps you should We now have on the site a well-researched Ever have a problem with drag shoes scraping newly sealed asphalt? If so, you'll want to read our article entitled " Have you wondered how to tell a prospect or client how they can tell a quality sweeping contractor? Check out Are you a Finally, if you are a vendor to the sweeping industry and don't yet advertise here, please consider doing so with either a As you can see from the logos above the headline, we have an Good Sweeping,
Remind yourself of the basics with our '
Our current featured contractor is Louisiana-based Clean Sweep, Inc., owned by Bridget and Warren Burge, who have been sweeping contractors since 1990. The couple are the 2019 winners of the WorldSweeper/World Sweeping Association's
The firm has since grown to where today the company owns and operates a fleet of 30 vehicles, 25 of which are sweepers. They are a major force in Louisiana sweeping and pavement maintenance, where they sweep warehouses, construction sites, city streets and, yes, still continue to sweep parking lots. In addition, they have become a 'one call does it' company for virtually any type of pavement and exterior maintenance, including infrared asphalt repair.
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"If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, like Shakespeare wrote poetry.
"Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well."
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