1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Feb 28, 2018

Meet a Vendor Partner – ApplicantPro

During the National Pavement Expo, and at every Sweeper Summit, the #1 topic of discussion is HIRING.

How do we hire enough people?  How do we get good people and how do we keep them?  These are constant issues discussed at any gathering of power sweeping companies.

ApplicantPro has teamed up with 1-800-SWEEPER Partner companies providing a comprehensive, affordable solution with their all-in-one hiring platform:

  • More applicants
  • Reduce time to fill positions
  • Decreased cost per hire
  • Increase quality of hire
  • Awesome applicant experience.
  • Insights into what’s not working
  • Less headaches for your whole team!

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Feb 27, 2018

Meet our New Vendor Partner – SKECHERS

Offering over 3,000 styles of work, high performance and lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, SKECHERS is a 4 billion-dollar global leader in the footwear industry.

SKECHERS is also the #1 WORK BRAND in the U.S, with high performance footwear designed for men and women who are working in warehouses, janitorial and construction. Now, as part of our exclusive 1-800-SWEEPER Buying Group, our Partner companies’ employees can purchase work shoes and boots at a significant discount through their Corporate Shoe Program called SKECHERS Direct.

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Feb 19, 2018

National Pavement Expo 2018 Recap


Sweeper of the Year:
Debbie Jacketta

National Pavement Expo was a great opportunity to get recognition for our group, individual partners, connect with Vendor Partners in our Buying Group and introduce ourselves to new, potential Affiliates of the 1-800-SWEEPER group.

Debbie Jacketta, a founding and former Board of Directors member of 1-800-SWEEPER and NAPSA was presented with the Sweeper of the Year Award by Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction Magazine.

Debbie is the first woman to win the award. In an interview published in the February 2018 issue of PAVEMENT, Debbie offers some of the keys to the success and longevity of the business which was started by her parents, Neil and Bonnie Jacketta in 1968.

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Jan 30, 2018

Affiliate Status Now Available in 1-800-SWEEPER


Go ahead and admit that you’re intrigued by the concept of being part of 1-800-SWEEPER and enjoying all the benefits. But so far, for one reason or another, you haven’t reached out to really take part in the incredible marketing and savings opportunities enjoyed by over 50 other independent sweeping companies.

Our new Affiliate status may be just what you’ve been looking for to become part of the ONLY co-op in the power sweeping industry. Announced in January 2018, your sweeping company can now apply to become a 1-800-SWEEPER Affiliate.

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Jan 16, 2018

Sweeper Rodeo Returns to NPE – Booth #241


Hopefully, you’ve already made plans to attend the National Pavement Expo in Cleveland next month. NPE 2018 will be held February 7 – 10, is your perfect opportunity to meet vendors and really see – up close- the incredible benefits enjoyed by over 50 other independent sweeping companies who are part of the ONLY co-op in the power sweeping industry – 1-800-SWEEPER. If you still need to sign up for NPE 2018, just follow this link.

As alluded to in our last blog post – 1-800-SWEEPER is once again bringing the fun to NPE with the Sweeper Rodeo featuring The SweeperSim operator training simulator.  During the upcoming National Pavement Expo, we’re inviting NPE attendees test their parking lot sweeping skills by participating in our “Sweeper Rodeo”, co-sponsored by Schwarze Industries and Nitehawk Sweepers.

SweeperSim creates a real-world, night-time driving experience behind the wheel of a parking lot sweeper. The tool is used in the field to provide best practice training to new and current sweeper truck operators. SweeperSim was the first-in-our-industry AR technology introduced during the annual Sweeper Summit in November 2016.

2017 NPE attendees had incredible fun and enlightening experiences with this new technology.

2017 NPE attendees had incredible fun and enlightening experiences with this new technology.

This year’s Sweeper Rodeo will run February 7th and 8th on the NPE show floor in 3 locations: 1-800-SWEEPER (Booth #241), Schwarze Industries (Booth #1005) and Nitehawk Sweepers (Booth #1438).

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