SIMA to expand salt application standards

February 23, 2017By

A new collaboration led by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) aims to expand the Sustainable Salt Initiative (SSI) by setting recommended industry standards for salt application in winter snow and ice events. As part of the alliance, Viaesys Inc. will provide salt tracking research and the University of Waterloo will perform data analysis. The expanded initiative was sparked from... read more

SIMA: Membership matters giveaway

October 11, 2016By

Membership in a professional association offers many benefits that are important to the growth of your business. As the only non-profit association serving the private snow and ice management market, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) provides its members and the industry at large with access to training, education, certification, savings and best practices. SIMA has launched the Membership... read more

The 2016 Snow & Ice Symposium

June 22, 2016By

The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) will hold its 19th annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Providence, R.I., June 22-24. The event features a trade show, speakers, educational sessions and networking opportunities for the snow and ice industry. “SIMA is excited to return to Providence, the site of the 13th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium in 2010.” said SIMA... read more

Western, Pro-Tech team up to support veterans

June 15, 2016By

Western Products and Pro-Tech will donate custom, military-themed snow removal equipment to be raffled off to support the nonprofit arm of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT). AVTT is a nationally recognized, veteran-owned and -operated business that specializes in supporting the recognition and remembrance of fallen service members by assisting with travel to war memorials and providing scholarships to veterans’ family members.... read more

Snow service procurement best practices

May 23, 2016By
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One of the most difficult challenges for snow and ice management professionals is educating customers and prospective customers about the realities of the snow business. Far too many buyers of snow and ice management services make purchase decisions without understanding how to optimize their relationships with service providers. Because of this knowledge gap, they make poor and untimely contract award... read more

SIMA shares new vision, mission

March 16, 2016By

As part of its updated strategic plan, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) has refined its mission, vision and core values, which the association said will help the staff and board support its members and the industry. The changes are a result of planning meetings that took place with the 14-member board and SIMA staff in late 2015 and... read more