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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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Saving Money by Going Green

Author: Jennifer Taylor
Published: November 5th, 2012

Oftentimes being green can be a cost-saving venture. When Jim Dodson, owner of Mid-State Industrial Service in Oregon, started sifting the debris from his sweeper trucks, he did it to save landfill costs. “We’ve been able to reduce our volume by 90 percent,” says Dodson. “Before I started this about 10 or 12 years ago, […]

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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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No Challenge—or Sweep—is Too Big for the Mall of America

Author: Marie Elium
Published: February 23rd, 2011

The numbers alone are intimidating. Fifty-seven acres. Four million square feet of parking decks. Almost four miles of road surfaces. And all of this is in snowy Minnesota, to boot. Welcome to the Mall of America. Street sweepers, property managers and others responsible for commercial pavement know that keeping their lots and sidewalks clear of […]

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Commercial Property Maintenance Emphasizes Dependability, Pride and Communication

Author: Ranger Kidwell-Ross
Published: January 1st, 2011

CPM has a total of 11 sweepers. They mostly operate TYMCO 210s, along with a Silent Knight, for parking area sweeping. The company also has a TYMCO 600 for heavier sweeping work, and the others are smaller broom machines like Power Boss units. They also have a variety of other rolling stock. It was in […]

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Street Sweeping 101

Source: Stormwater
Author: Roger C. Sutherland
Published: January/February 2011 Issue

Using street sweepers to improve water and air quality Since its inception in the early 1900s, mechanized street sweeping has been used to remove what might be termed “cosmetic” or “political” debris from roadways and other paved surfaces. Conventional wisdom has always dictated that if a street looked clean, it was clean. Today however, this […]

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