‘A well-managed, well-respected certification program can add significant value to an individual’s credentials and help differentiate them in a tough market.’ By Ellen Lobello Earning your Certified Snow Professional (CSP) designation is a major accomplishment that reflects personal and professional growth. The commitment to apply for the exam, study the material, pass the test, and then maintain the certification is not to be taken lightly. Over the past year, SIMA has taken significant steps to help ensure insurance providers and … Read more Certification as a Marketing Asset

What Kind of Job Are You Doing? The type of job you plan on doing will play a huge part in the type of plow you chose. Generally, if you are plowing a heavy amount of sidewalks, which are very narrow, you’re going to want a smaller plow. You’ll want a plow that will clean the entire area without going over the edge of the sidewalk. BOSS offers a four foot ATV plow that is ideal for sidewalk use. Wider … Read more What Everyone Ought to Know Before Purchasing an ATV or UTV Snow Plow

The ASH Group, owner of Swenson Products and Meyer Products, has announced a leadership change of their North American division on June 13th, 2017. Eric Larsen, formerly the president of Swenson products, is taking the reigns as part of a broader restructuring of the Zurich based ASH Group. Larsen brings 12 years of experience with Swenson Products with him to his new post. Before that Larsen worked in several consumer products companies. Larsen is also active in several positions with … Read more New Leader of ASH North America

Money is on the Table Waiting for Contractors to Collect Snow Removal Contractors should get certified in ISO 9000 because it could mean saving thousands of dollars every year.  Do I have your attention?  I admit, I was skeptical of this movement convincing contractors to go get ISO (pronounced Eye-So) certified.  My background started in manufacturing, serving in ISO certified manufacturing plants for both General Electric and SPX Corp.  I can even attest authoring my fair share of ISO documents. … Read more ISO 9001 Certification Saves Snow Removal Contractors Big Money

  Review & Compare Snow Plows: Boss DXT VS Western MVP3 Follow Snow Plow News and stay current with snow and ice industry news, reviews, weather, equipment and more! Here’s another Boss vs Western battle to warm up your winter. Check out our online Interactive Comparison Charts to get a handle on how your favorite plow compares. Or, use this tool when it’s time to start shopping for new plows. Comparing The Boss DXT With The Western MVP3 Snow Plow … Read more Review & Compare Snow Plows: Boss DXT VS Western MVP3

Milwaukee – The January thaw comes to an end this week. As early as tonight and Tuesday, a wintry mix hits the northeast. That means work! Here are the areas most likely to see 3-6 inches of snow and sleet:   The area in blue can expect 3-6” of snow and sleet. This includes northcentral Pennsylvania, most of upstate New York, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Midwest Gets Snow Too Snow is not just confined to the northeast. Snow returns … Read more Get Off Your Rear – Snow Back in Forecast

Milwaukee – Is it warm where you are?  If you live in most of the United States and Canada, it probably is. The western United States, western Canada and Alaska are the only locations with below average temperatures on January 18th. After a cold beginning to 2017, the temperature tables have turned and we are looking at a week or more of warm temperatures. And this isn’t slightly above normal warmth. This is potential record warmth for some locations. In … Read more Melting Away in the January Thaw

    Welcome to another snow plow battle. Follow Snow Plow News and stay current with snow and ice industry news, reviews, weather, equipment and more! One of the great tools you’ll find for choosing a snow plow is our snow plow comparison charts. Let’s get this battle of the snowplows under way! Snowplow Comparison Categories The categories Snow Plow News examines to determine a SnowPlowNews Rating are as follows: Multiple Plow Specs Features Size Price – the price range … Read more Review & Compare Snow Plows: Boss XT VS Western MVP3 VPlows

  Meteorologist Mark McGinnis brings us a January 2017 Winter Outlook Update for Snow Plow News. Recently we have seen temperatures throughout the Northern US hover near the freezing mark, allowing a lot of our snow to melt.     January 2017 Winter outlook Four of the last five weeks we have seen the El Nino pattern in neutral and the current La Nina phase will slowly fade away. What can we expect over the next few weeks? Well stay … Read more Winter Outlook – January 2017 Update

  SIMA will take full control of its Snow Business magazine beginning on January 1, 2017.  For the last 6 years, SIMA has published the magazine with the assistance of Grand View Media.  The change will allow SIMA to have end to end control of the magazine, ensuring everything, from content to advertising, line up with the best interests of both readers and advertisers. As Leslie Boomer, publisher of Snow Business magazine, puts it, “SIMA has grown to the point … Read more SIMA Taking Snow Business Magazine In-House