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TAG: snow and ice

Advanced Service Solutions completes acquisition of Coast Workplace Solutions

May 3, 2021By

Advanced Service Solutions has acquired Coast Workplace Solutions located in Everett, Wash. Advanced Service Solutions was founded in 2007 and began working in snow and ice removal and has developed into a full-service facilities maintenance provider. Coast Workplace Solutions has been historically focused on interior services and the deal will help to bolster Advanced’s interior maintenance division. President of Coast Workplace... read more

How to manage extended snow seasons

August 15, 2019By
Boss Snowplow (Photo: Polar Snow & Ice Solutions)

A few tips on what snow contractors can do to contend with an extended snow season, whether that be early-season or late-season storms. read more

Operating efficiently before, during and after snow events

May 14, 2019By
McIntosh truck out during storm. (Photo: McIntosh Grounds Maintenance)

Knee-deep in a no-excuse business, snow management companies must find ways to operate efficiently before, during and after snow events. “We only get one chance every one or two weeks to make money, so we have to be spot on,” says Doug McIntosh, owner and founder of Milan, Mich.-based McIntosh Grounds Maintenance, which has performed all-commercial snow services since about... read more

Recruiting game changer: finding purpose

May 14, 2019By
Plow truck and snow (Photo: iStock.com/skhoward)

Why? Why would someone agree to work at night, in the cold, on call, not knowing if a shift is going to last eight hours or 28 hours? Why do some people fall in love with the snow and ice management industry, while others resent having to work in it to make ends meet over the winter? The “why” question... read more

Plan before you plow

May 14, 2019By
Man plowing during snowstorm (Photo: Brian Mauer)

Owners better have a plan, team and equipment in place before the first flake of the year falls if they offer snow and ice removal services. Without those things, they (and their revenue stream) will be left frozen in place. Three landscape contractors offer tips and advice on purchasing snow equipment, hiring employees and becoming more efficient during the winter... read more

Case debuts sectional snow pushers

July 6, 2016By

Case Construction Equipment debuted a new line of sectional snow pushers at the Snow & Ice Management Association’s 19th annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Providence, R.I. The new line features six heavy- and light-duty sectional snow pushers compatible with current and older model wheel loaders, skid-steers, compact track loaders and backhoes. Each pusher features a Hardox 405 steel cutting edge. The independently... read more