Snow & Ice 2005

Sprint Snow Solutions

Aug 1, 2005 4:01 PM, Michael Coleman

During the harshest Kansas winters, the snow removal team at Sprint World Headquarters tackles the challenge like a Swiss Army knife. The team itself is a hybrid of in-house staff and outside vendor support that keeps the entire campus and its miles of paved areas clean and safe for traffic—both vehicular and pedestrian....

Under Contract

Sep 1, 2005 11:40 AM, By Christopher Gersib

You wouldn’t believe how many contractors push snow reluctantly,” reflects James Huston as he travels northeast on I-81, somewhere in rural Pennsylvania. “Snow removal is a tremendous opportunity, but most people don’t approach it right.”

Huston earns his living consulting with landscape and snow-removal contractors nationwide....

Help Wanted

Oct 1, 2005 11:34 AM, Howard Riell

The great part about finding and keeping top-quality snow removal employees and subcontractors is that they’re looking for top-quality employers to work for.

Did someone say win-win?

The search has many facets; some less obvious than others. Operators with no shortage of people who want to work for them take out ads,...

Heating Things Up

Nov 1, 2005 12:18 PM, By Brian Stoops, Tyco Thermal Controls

Fifteen percent of all accidental deaths are related to slip-and-fall incidents. This number, which may surprise you, is second only to motor vehicle accidents. In fact, each year, more than a million people seek hospital treatment for slip-and-fall accidents. Of those million, 300,000 will suffer debilitating injuries and 12,000 will die. Moreover, many of these slip-and-fall accidents could easily have been avoided through simple proactive measures. In particular, in the wintertime, hazardous snow and ice conditions have been identified as a major cause of slip and falls....

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