Snow & Ice 1999

Dodge the Insurance Snow Job

Jul 18, 2005 4:06 PM, By Beatrice M. Grant, CNA Commercial Insurance

A well-designed business-insurance program is essential when it comes to protecting your business from the many risks you face every day....

Beaumont Services Corp.

Jul 18, 2005 4:30 PM, By Mark R. Groves, Beaumont Services Corp.

In the spring, when many companies assess turf and hard-surface damage after a long, cold winter, one question always comes up, “How could we have improved our operation to cut costs and save the corporation money?”...

Planning Ahead -- NOW

Jul 18, 2005 4:41 PM, By John Allin, Allin Cos.

The plowing season's over for the most part. Most contractors and property managers are getting ready for the upcoming summer season....

Changing the Freeze Point of Water

Jul 19, 2005 2:23 PM, By Dale Keep, Washington State Department of Transportation

Understanding how your chemcial deicer works as a tool--whether used as a deicer or as an anti-icer--is critical for success. To gain such an understanding, you must define the basic elements of ice and ice control....

WinnScapes Inc.

Jul 19, 2005 3:17 PM, By Richard A. Winnestaffer, WinnScapes, Inc.

Like many landscape contractors, as a young boy I mowed lawns and shoveled driveways for extra money. In so doing, I became familiar, at an early age, with the rigors of the business world....

Cleaning Up With Straight Blades on Skid Steers and Pickups

Jul 20, 2005 12:34 PM, By Mary Jo Schueths, freelance writer

The snow-removal contract was snow-cone sweet—42 Minneapolis public-school facilities with 24 hours to plow. ...

Snow-response Plans: Are They Important?

Jul 20, 2005 12:52 PM, By John Allin, SIMA Board President

Departments of transportation in states that see snow- or ice-covered roadways know the importance of a written action plan for scheduling workers to plow, salt and sand roadways that see literally thousands of vehicles during any given snow-event cycle....

Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation

Jul 20, 2005 2:48 PM, By Terry Levin, Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation

Chicago’s worst blizzard in 30 years also was its most accurately predicted snowstorm. The prediction allowed municipal forces several days to prepare for the worst. Area meteorologists agreed that a major blizzard was heading directly for the city—scheduled to arrive in the middle of the New Year’s holiday weekend....

Nighttime Snow Removal: Good News & Bad News

Jul 20, 2005 3:50 PM, By John Bartley, Real Property Maintenance, Inc.

I am sure you have all heard someone tell you, “I have some good news, and I have some bad news. Which do you want to hear first?” Well, nighttime snow removal provides us with both, and I’ll give you the good news first....

Soliciting New Business

Jul 20, 2005 4:20 PM, By John Allin, SIMA Board Presidnet

One of the major questions of plowing contractors is, “How do I get new customers, what with all the cutthroat one-truck operators out there giving away their time?”...

Cedar Glen Property Maintenance, Inc.

Jul 20, 2005 4:31 PM, By Jay Goldberg, Cedar Glen Property Maintenance, Inc.

Cedar Glen Property Maintenance, Inc. is a Vermont corporation based in the Burlington area. I0 launched the company in the spring of 1994 when, as a high school senior, I found myself unemployable for the summer in the landscaping field because I did not finish high school until the middle of June. Most landscape companies had filled their employment vacancies with college students who were available in mid-May....

Jack Frost's Nip Can Be Serious

Jul 20, 2005 5:12 PM

Frostbite is a very real danger to the snow and ice manager. Working outside in winter’s extreme temperatures puts you at serious risk for this dangerous injury. Though few snow and ice managers are likely to experience the worst form of frostbite, the less serious stages are still extremely painful....

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