Everyone has heard of SIMA, and chances are that you are probably already a member if you operate snow and ice management services – but are you taking advantage of all the great resources they provide? Check out this video and post to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck!
SIMA (Snow and Ice Management Association) brings incredible resources to its members and it’s a MUST HAVE membership program for all snow and ice management operations, manufacturers and suppliers. Why? Because they have an unbelievable arsenal of resources to support the snow business along with an investment in advocating for our industry. SIMA gives members access to training tools, exclusive news, operations tools (like template contracts and clauses), networking, and so much more. They also recently added services to help with recruiting, building, and retaining reliable employees. They also now have stronger business operations tools, marketing support and savings programs for members.
Martin Tirado from SIMA thinks the main benefits of joining the association include getting easy access to educational and training materials, sample contracts, sample production rates, and access to other contractors to expand your business network. Access to peer groups and a mentor program are also very valuable member benefits. SIMA’s online directory of snow contractors is very popular with members and customers seeking snow contractors too.
SIMA also focuses heavily on sharing best practices and standards for the snow and ice industry. For example, you can download a best practices checklist on salt management and storage. You can also get certified training and accreditation through SIMA membership. Operations managers and personnel can get ASM (Advanced Snow Manager) credentials by taking four individualized certificate courses online. SIMA also has the CSP (Certified Snow Professional) certification for snow and ice management company owners and executives. Documents and videos are available for download or instant viewing with membership to keep things nice and easy.
If you aren’t already a member of SIMA, what are you waiting for? It really is an absolute value that you should not be operating without. And if you are a member, are you up-to-date on all the latest resources they offer? Get more details on SIMA if you haven’t lately! You might be surprised at how much they can help your operations!