July 31, 2018

The most efficient crew size for performing sidewalk snow removal activities has been discussed, argued, and subjected to trial and error testing.  Since sidewalk snow removal emerged as a separate (or specialty) business, the issue became more important.  By adding mo...

July 24, 2018

A production organization should be staffed and organized so the entire operation is a support system for the production workers and production units.  Sidewalk snow removal should be viewed as a production oriented task.  The functioning production organization should...

July 17, 2018

Most snow related production workers who are attracted to our industry like to work outdoors, or are doing snow removal as part of a year round activity that includes landscape or property management.  Normally they do not object to physically demanding work.  However,...

July 10, 2018

Don’t hide the fact that you are making a profit at providing snow management services.  While it may seem like everyone is plowing snow, the fact is you are in the minority.  You provide a necessary service that requires specialized equipment, special talents and trem...

July 3, 2018

When talking with potential customers, extol the virtues of dealing with your company.  If you are a large contractor with a large fleet of equipment, you might point out that there is no excuse for not showing up on time (if enough snow falls soon enough to allow you...

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