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TAG: snow removal

NJLCA, NJNLA team up for Legislative Day on the Hill

August 8, 2014By

Hundreds of Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) members converged in Washington, D.C., July 29 for the organization’s annual Legislative Day on the Hill, hosted by PLANET, the Accredited Snow Contractors Association and the Snow & Ice Management Association. The event is put on to offer landscape professionals an opportunity to discuss issues impacting the landscape and lawn care industry with their senators and representatives.... read more

Web Extra: How to make salt brine

August 7, 2014By

“A shot of salt” from our August Snow & Ice Guide investigates adding salt brine to your deicing arsenal. Read on to learn how to make the liquid yourself, and visit our downloads page for a packet on the basic steps to brine making, provided by Diana Clonch and the Iowa Department of Transportation. There’s no need to whip out a recipe card... read more

A shot of salt: Adding salt brine to your deicing arsenal

August 4, 2014By

Snow removal professionals and experts discuss adding salt brine to your deicing arsenal. Using salt brine in a snow removal operation follows the same concept applied when cooking an egg, Diana Clonch says. You put oil in the pan to prevent the egg from sticking to the cookware. When used as an anti-icing application before a winter event, salt brine... read more

The pricing power trio

August 4, 2014By

One of the classic questions a customer asks a snow removal professional is, “How do you price—hourly, per plow or flat rate?” Of course, this question implies each snow contractor utilizes one pricing method exclusively or at least has a preference. While there are some who may be more simplistic in their approaches, the snow industry overall has advanced when... read more


July 23, 2014By

IndusTrack offers a package that includes in-vehicle hard-wired tracking, software, data plan and a mobile app specialized for snow removal in a single software platform. Combining hard-wired GPS tracking and mobile time tracking provides accurate and verified data for payroll and customer billing, as well as a live job status tracker so users can make quick and informed business decisions.... read more

Snow & Ice Symposium stirs up state of the industry chatter

June 19, 2014By

In spite of 90-degree temperatures, snow removal became a focal point in Columbus, Ohio, this week when the Snow & Ice Management Association’s (SIMA’s) Snow & Ice Symposium came to town. The 17th annual event is being held June 18 to 21 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. And with, as some call it, “the winter from hell” still haunting the... read more