Tag: SIMA

Benchmarking Your Snow Business

Benchmarking Your Snow Business

Benchmarking is an essential process that allows your company to measure actual performance and compare it to goals or established key performance indicators.
Sustainable Salting

Sustainable Salting

By practicing sustainable salting, you can improve service and save money while achieving responsible use and maximum efficiency.

Snow Season Isn’t Over. The Timeline For Next Winter’s Success Starts Now.

ICYMI: Ah, the arrival of Spring and end of snow season! Think again! In Turf's August 2022 issue, Phil Sexton, director for WIT Advisers,...
liquids snow services

Achieving Liquidity In Snow Services

ICYMI: Winter's not done with us yet--which means salting, spreading, and plowing aren't done with us yet either. Find out how John Langton's crew...
Snowplow Accident

Jeremy Renner Snowplow Accident: What Happened & Safety Reminders

By now, many of us have heard about the horrible snowplow accident actor Jeremy Renner suffered on January 1 while operating a 14,333-pound PistenBully,...
Turf August 2022 Issue

Turf August 2022 Issue

Editor's Letter It’s Christmas in July... or, as we call it: Snow Management in August! As temperatures soar into +95 ̊F here, it seems very unseasonal...
SIMA Industry Impact Report

What’s The Average Snow & Ice Revenue?

Find the answers to this question and more in SIMA’s just-released Industry Impact Report. The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) recently released an Industry...
Staff Safety

Snow Work And Staff Safety

  This information from the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) appeared in a past year on turfmagazine.com. The advice remains timely, especially as many...
Turf Fall 2021 Issue

Turf Fall 2021 Issue

Editor's Letter: Winter Is Coming Right now there’s a squirrel causing a ruckus outside. Last night I could hear the crickets. It’s that lovely, fleeting...
vaccine

Vaccine Priority For Essential Snow & Ice Workers?

COVID-19 vaccines are now being rolled out and areas are determining their timelines of priority for vaccination scheduling. Deeming it's members as providing "essential...
snow and ice services

Snow And Ice Services Standards

Early this year, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) released SIMA-10-2020 Standard Practice for Procuring and Planning Snow & Ice Management Services—the American...
winter planning

Snow And Ice Services On The Horizon

By Phill Sexton Who in their right mind thinks of planning for winter in July? In my own career, I’ve learned by experience and from...
health and wellness

Breaking The Cycle

Courtesy of the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) Winter can be vicious to snow and ice removal teams. Long hours, tough climate conditions and...
rock salt

Chemistry 101: Rock Salt And Liquids

By Wilf Nixon Rock salt is everywhere in winter maintenance, which makes it important to understand how it works when we use it, and what...
salt purchasing

Bagged To Bulk

By Erich Oelschlegel, ASM Our company, Suburban Snow Plow, has always been a snow-only family company. My father bought a used Jeep in 1973 that...
Reducing Salt Use

Seven Steps To Reducing Your Salt Use

Not ready or can’t make a big investment in equipment that can help you reduce your company’s salt usage? It’s OK to start small...
ice control

Salt Accounting 101

By Douglas Freer, CSP Management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “If you can’t measure something, you can’t manage it.” This is relevant to managing...
equipment selection

Ready To Go Commercial?

Courtesy of Buyers Products & SIMA Consider these points to help you decide where to upgrade your fleet. What’s your next step? Grow my commercial (lot) business. More...
preventive maintenance

Grow Business, Not Overhead

Courtesy of Buyers Products & SIMA Preventive maintenance keeps your equipment young and your expenses low. Routine Plow Maintenance Check the hoses in your plow routing...
Winter Management

Sustainable Winter Management Guidelines

By Phill Sexton From the October 2018 Issue of Facility Executive Sustainability and winter management (snow and ice management) are two terms that have more recently...
Buddleia Violet

Outsmarting Invasives

Today’s low seed set sterile cultivars are not your parent’s Bradford Pears.

Arbor Day: Canopy Report Reveals America’s Favorite Tree & More

On this Arbor Day 2024, did you know that If trees could talk, Americans would want them to sound like Morgan Freeman? This and more serious statistics can be found in the "The Canopy Report," a new consumer report on how America sees trees by The Arbor Day Foundation.

Featured Videos

[VIDEO] Dickies®: Discover Workwear That’s Anything But Uniform

Looking for uniform solutions for your large team? An unmatched inventory and versatile looks are just a few reasons why companies trust Dickies®.
Natural Swimming Pools & Ponds

Natural Swimming Pools & Ponds

Landscape design, Nature, and recreation all meet in this stunning and fun eco-alternative.
Backyard Makeover

Attractive Accessibility: Bobcat’s Backyard Makeover

Julie Rummer of Turlock, CA now has her wheelchair-accessible dream backyard thanks to the Bobcat backyard makeover contest!
Autonomous Snow Plow

Remote-Operated, Autonomous Industrial Snow Plow Hits The Market

Teleo and Storm Equipment have introduced America’s only remote-operated and autonomous industrial snow plow.
Vulcan

Proposed Tax Break For Government Snow Removal Equipment In CA

California Senate Bill 546 proposes an exemption from the state sales and use tax for public entities purchasing dedicated snow removal vehicles.