1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Aug 15, 2017

Elgin Sweeper Puts 1-800-SWEEPER Foundation on at NASCAR Track

Elgin Sweeper, the Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green is showing support for the 1-800-SWEEPER Foundation. This summer, Elgin added the Foundation’s logo prominently on the front bumper toolbox of the Elgin Crosswind Specialty Track Sweeper.

In February 2017, Elgin renewed its partnership with NASCAR Green™ for three years continuing to serve as the Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green.

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Aug 14, 2017

Putting the “Hi” in Hiring


We’re Hiring! Nothing says company growth quite like a HELP WANTED sign. And sometimes, taking your message right to the streets is the best way to get word out there. Enter the humble truck magnet…

To help increase the number of job applicants who have a clean driving record, Carolyn Bell is sending out samples of magnetic signs you can use on your vehicles. The magnets let people who see our vehicles on the road know that we are “on the grow” and encourage potential job applicants to visit the 1-800-SWEEPER jobs web page. On that page, pre-applicants can check out our Night Sweeper and Day Sweeper orientation videos and even communicate with us.

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Jul 10, 2017

2017 1-800-SWEEPER Regional Meetings – Two More Opportunities to Attend

If you have not yet had a chance to attend one of the regional meetings this spring or summer, you should plan to join fellow 1-800-SWEEPER partners, staff and vendors at one of the upcoming regional meeting taking place later this year. Two more opportunities remain prior to Sweeper Summit, which will be held in San Antonio, TX this fall.

On August 16, 2017, 1-800-SWEEPER partners and staff will be meeting in Kansas City, KS and on September 20, there will be a meeting in Atlanta, GA, so mark your calendar! The August meeting will be held at the manufacturing plant of our vendor partner, United Rotary Brush, located at 15607 W 100th Terrace Lenexa, KS 66219.

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Jun 27, 2017

BMPs For Cleaning Porous Pavement

To provide our Partner companies with some background on permeable pavement and a Best Management Practice (BMP) checklist for the care and maintenance of pervious pavement areas, we requested assistance from 1-800-SWEEPER Board Member, Gerry Kesselring. Gerry previously participated in a day-long workshop/conference along with Ohio Department of Natural Resources, National Ready Mix Concrete Association, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, and Flexible Pavements of Ohio.

The workshop provided an opportunity for material suppliers, construction inspectors, local agency employees and contractors involved in stormwater management (CPESC, CESSWI, CMS4S & CPSWQ) to learn recommended design, inspection and maintenance of permeable pavement as a part of long-lasting stormwater management pavement surfaces.

Permeable Pavement Background

Pervious paving, also called porous paving, gap-graded paving, permeable paving, or enhanced porosity paving, is increasingly being used as part of a stormwater management design to reduce stormwater runoff and replenish aquifers.

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Jun 26, 2017

Monthly Photo Contest – Show Off Your City and Sweepers


Announcing a new opportunity for your sweeper truck operators to submit a photo of a truck and enter a monthly drawing for $100 worth of Amazon Gift cards!

We’re looking for ways to show off our Partner’s vehicles sporting the 1-800-SWEEPER phone number. We figured the perfect way to get some colorful pictures is to have sweeper operators take pictures and submit them directly through the website. Cell phone pictures are fine!

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