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TAG: Snow & Ice Guide

Selling win-win snow contracts

August 17, 2020By
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LM columnist Phil Harwood explains how snow and ice management companies can create contracts that are a win for the company and the customer. read more

New SIMA guidelines aim to help you use salt wisely

December 7, 2016By

With the release of sustainable salt use guidelines, SIMA aims to push the snow industry forward. Freshwater resources throughout North America are contaminated with chlorides as a result of salt use in winter management operations, experts say. With this information in mind, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) set out to establish recommendations to help industry members make wiser... read more

Throwback Thursday: September 1997

January 9, 2014By

“It’s 30 degrees and the brutal winds blow and drift snow across the roadways, making many streets impassable.” Sound familiar? For a handful of you who are based in the Northeast and Midwest, this setting is probably far too familiar this week, thanks to the polar vortex that didn’t quite impact the entire nation, but certainly made its fair share... read more

August 2013 Web Extra: Snow contract review tips

August 2, 2013By

It’s important to recognize there are many different types of contracts to be considered in the snow business—sales contracts, subcontract agreements, employment agreements, buy-sell agreements and more. This scrutiny comes on top of analyzing and balancing out the entire snow contract portfolio. All of these contracts may be filled with risk and should be written by or reviewed by a... read more

Snow + Ice Guide: Summer school

August 1, 2013By

Snow and ice management professionals studied up in June and July at several industry educational events. When it heats up outside, savvy snow management professionals don’t neglect their winter work—they hit the books for next season. This summer provided several educational opportunities, including the Snow & Ice Management Association’s (SIMA’s) Annual Snow & Ice Symposium, held June 20-22 in Minneapolis,... read more

Snow Strategy: Smart portfolio management

August 1, 2013By

Snow and ice management professionals face one of the most difficult variables of all— unpredictability. How many other businesses have no idea when they’ll be required to perform services, how long they’ll be performing services or what demands will exist for labor, equipment and materials? The unknown makes it very difficult to plan, manage and be profitable. Trying to predict... read more