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Which Alternative Fuel Are You?

Author: Jennifer Taylor
Published: June 3rd, 2013

Meeting Federal, State and Municipal air quality requirements have helped bring alternative fuel sweepers to the forefront. The question is which alternative fuel is best? Which one should you get? If you are sweeping for a municipal, then some cities want alternative fuel sweepers in an effort to reduce their city’s carbon footprint. “With the […]

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Flying High in the Dallas Sky

Author: Jennifer Taylor
Published: May 3rd, 2013

Nearly 50 million people fly in and out of DFW Airport on American Airlines in a single year. Add to that, their luggage, carry-ons, and other cargo and it makes for a very busy place. Flagship Sweeping has the daunting task of keeping one of America’s busiest airports clean and free of debris that can […]

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City of Norfolk Sweeping Program Targets Chesapeake Bay Protection

Author: Ranger Kidwell-Ross
Published: April 1st, 2013

The information from this article is taken from an interview with John White, stormwater engineer for the City of Norfolk; and, Steve White, superintendent for street sweeping operations for the City. The City of Norfolk sweeps every curbed street in the city at least monthly. The downtown business area, which is a several square mile […]

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One Family Proves That Necessity Results In Over Forty Years Of Innovation

Author: Michael Dougherty
Published: December 7th, 2012

To fully understand the impact TYMCO has had on the asphalt industry you have to go back nearly fifty years to three brothers who worked together building roads at Young Brothers Construction. B.W., Raymond (first president and founder of ISSA), and F.M. Young learned that if the base of asphalt roads were solidly built, then […]

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BMP Laps It Up at Formula 1

Author: Jennifer Taylor
Published: November 30th, 2012

When Chris Collins started BMP Specialist in June 2004, he didn’t imagine that he would be sweeping for one of the biggest international sports events to hit the United States in years. “It’s an honor,” says Collins. “Being out there was intense, but I was really impressed how smooth everything went. There were no hiccups […]

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How to Sweep a Porous Asphalt Pavement Construction Site

Published: October 12th, 2012

Additional steps were required by Algonquin Sweeping & Striping for proper sweeping. As the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program continues to gain momentum in the construction industry sweeping contractors may begin to see an increase in the use of porous asphalt pavement. Whether receiving requests to sweep construction sites or existing pavement, […]

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Commercial Property Maintenance Operates on Dependability, Pride and Communication

Published: June 15th, 2012

Willard Brent achieves success through equipment, employees and customer service. Parking lot sweeping is often a service unknown to people outside of the industry, and Windell Brent was originally a member of that group. Now, nearly 24 years since opening Commercial Property Maintenance, Brent has built a successful business on “Quality through dependability, pride and […]

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Fine-Tuning Street Cleaning

Source: Stormwater
Author: Don Talend
Published: May 16th, 2012

San Angelo, TX, home of the Concho River that flows through the downtown area and three lakes, is a lot like many cities that sprang up along the banks of a river. Stormwater runoff affects the viability of drinking water and the ecosystem not only of San Angelo, but also of several communities located downstream. […]

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What Needs Cleaning?

Source: Stormwater
Author: Joseph Lynn Tilton
Published: March 16th, 2012

For cleaning sewers or streets, these companies make the equipment to get the job done. Just as in most modern households, vacuum technology gets the cleaning job done for street sweeping and sewer cleaning. Due to the debris collected, the systems vary a bit, but the object of the exercise is still the same: pick […]

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Regenerative Air vs. Vacuum Sweepers: Which One is Right for Your Business?

Author: Megan McClure
Published: October 6th, 2011

For street sweeping applications, debris mostly collects within three feet of a curb line, and the need for a vacuum sweeper came about as a result of that fact, as they are specifically designed to collect debris within that area. As time goes on, though, and innovations in the sweeper market hit the street year […]

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