TAG: snow removal

No business like snow business

August 15, 2019By
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Adam Schlutt of MAAC Property Services discusses his reluctance to join the family business, his company’s challenges and his approach to the labor issue. read more

Boss’ First Expandable EXT Plows

March 4, 2016By

Boss Snowplow entered the expandable plow category with the Boss EXT. The EXT expands from 8 feet to 10 feet and back, all by the touch of a controller. “The EXT is another versatile tool for the professional snow removal contractor,” said Mark Klossner, marketing vice president for Boss Snowplow. “Boss’ EXT redefines the ‘parking lot plow’ because it carries... read more

Snow schism

December 18, 2015By
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SIMA’s new Glossary of Terms highlights a rift between the snow industry’s two associations. When a 52-year-old woman in Passaic, N.J., slipped and fell in her employer’s parking lot in 2011, the snow management company responsible for the property found itself in an unfortunate, financially-damaging situation. Last month, a jury awarded the woman $2.25 million, according to NJ.com, finding Greg... read more

Learning to love snow

December 14, 2015By
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There’s one thing I know for sure about snow—people either love it or consider it a four-letter word, never to be spoken aloud. A friendly server mentioned to me in passing that there was “precipitation not in the form of a liquid” falling on her way to work that morning. She was talking about snow and couldn’t bring herself to... read more

Honda releases HSS line snow blowers

August 17, 2015By

Honda Power Equipment released its HSS Series of premium snow blowers for North American and European markets. HSS Series of premium snow blowers”Snow removal is a tough job, and Honda engineers developed the all-new HSS Series snow blowers with an eye on both the residential customer and the commercial operator,” said Scott Conner, senior vice president of Honda Power Equipment. “Honda... read more

Another type of ammo: Fearless execution

May 9, 2015By

This is part one of LM‘s “Another type of ammo” Snow + Ice Guide. Read part two, “Inclined to think ahead,” here. He works neither in a tux nor with a martini, but Justin Gamester is, in fact, a “James Bond” in the snow removal industry—and he gives some of the credit to using liquid deicers. The vice president of... read more