Independent cab control of the spinner chute provides lane control from inside the cab.

First spreader attachment specifically designed for use with select Bobcat utility vehicles, and is specially fitted for the cargo box.

‘It’s a big deal when the industry begins to truly invest in high quality training to build its workforce. We salute the first 100 Advanced Snow Managers, and will look to them for leadership in snow operations for years to come.’By Brian BirchIt’s been a busy few years for us here at the SIMA office. A great deal of that workload has come from perhaps the most intensive and focused project we have ever created at the association; the Advanced … Read more SIMA announces first 100 Advanced Snow Managers

‘We wanted a member to be able to reach out to us, customize a training plan, set training goals, and have support from the SIMA team to see it through to the finish line.’By Brian BirchJust over a year ago, SIMA began piloting a program called Team Training. The goal was to help companies who are serious about training in snow to save time and money by leveraging all of SIMA’s online training resources and designations. We wanted a member … Read more SIMA Team Training – Training the best of the best for industry growth

Those who were sick and tired of being sick and tired with the status quo got involved and changed the industry. Are you ready to make a difference?

   ‘Most associations that produce such material tend to keep it close to the vest, so only those who pay get to play. We have made a strategic decision to put this glossary out there for all stakeholders to access, including insurance, facilities management, legal, suppliers, and snow contractors.‘By Brian BirchAs part of last week’s SIMA Standards Think Tank, we were proud to launch our first official Snow & Ice Management Standard Glossary of Terms for the industry, available at … Read more SIMA Standards for snow have arrived – download the Glossary of Terms now

Industry insiders share why an offseason maintenance program pays out major dividends during a hectic and event-heavy snow season. Planning now for repairs and maintenance keeps crews humming when the weather is at its worst.

‘I believe in the power of individuals working together, and this industry is poised to take the next steps in becoming more sophisticated and accountable in how we manage the chemicals we put on the ground each storm.’ By Phill SextonOn June 10th, 2015, I emailed some of the SIMA staff with a last-minute project before the 18th annual Snow & Ice Symposium. We needed to fortify some marketing information and material for a new initiative I’d been spearheading related to … Read more Why is the Sustainable Salt Initiative so important?

‘Issues and discussion will be attendee-generated, meaning you will pick the most important topics and develop strategies and solutions.’By Martin TiradoLeaders in the snow and ice industry will meet together in a collaborative Think Tank on September 1-2, 2015 at the historic Willard Intercontinental in Washington, DC. SIMA facilitated an industry Think Tank last year in Detroit, which concluded in overwhelming support of the need for standards that can be easily implemented and widely practiced. Over the past year, SIMA … Read more Why should SIMA convene a second Think Tank?

‘A big “thank you” to all sponsors, exhibitors, members, volunteers and the SIMA Board of Directors & Symposium Planning Committee for all their hard work and dedication to the association.’ By Martin Tirado The 2015 Snow & Ice Symposium is over, and SIMA’s record books are being rewritten! Over 1,900 total attendees, over 130 exhibit booths spread out over 100,000 square feet of space, hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, the media and a “who’s who” of the snow and ice industry … Read more It’s a Record!