1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Aug 11, 2020

COVID-19 Action Plan for Continued Operations

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As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect people and businesses across our country, 1-800-SWEEPER and our Partner service providers want to share with you our plans to protect our employees, customers and operations during these difficult times.

Based on guidance and input from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and best practices from other health officials, our sanitation service work is continuing.

We are committed to keeping your roadways, parking lots and city streets safe and clean even during this unprecedented time.

We have, however, also taken steps to protect our employees and the community to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. For that reason, we have increased the quantity of PPE (personal protective equipment) for each of our drivers and other employees based on guidelines outlined by state departments of health and other government agencies.

We will continue to follow their guidance and take appropriate measures as needed, including:

  • Monitoring inventory to identify any potential risks to client employees.
  • Limiting non-essential vendor visits to our offices.
  • Employees are being encouraged to conduct meetings by phone or video conference wherever possible.

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Apr 20, 2020

Great coverage of 1-800-SWEEPER Partner Ecosweeping

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Congrats to Mark and Becky Chamberlain, 1-800-SWEEPER Partners at EcoSweeping in Colorado Springs, CO. They were featured in the April 2020 issue of North American Sweeper. In addition to the full back-story on how Mark started EcoSweeping, he tells the story of connecting with his mentor Kerry Armstrong, who, along with wife Marsha and son, Mitch, runs Armstrong Sweeping out of Denver, CO.

For those not familiar – Colorado Springs boasts an even higher elevation than the “Mile High” city and is situated between Denver to the South and Pueblo to the North.

Mark and Sam Chamberlain of EcoSweeping Inc.

Mark and Sam Chamberlain of EcoSweeping Inc.

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Feb 18, 2020

The 1-800-SWEEPER’s National Pavement Maintenance Leadership Academy Graduates its First Class

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The National Pavement Maintenance Leadership Academy graduated its first class of 17 in Stone Mountain, GA on November 6, 2019. The Leadership Academy is designed to help leaders in the pavement industry succeed through effective management training. Demands in our industry are constantly changing and the Leadership Academy provides essential tools to ensure success. The classes cover the essentials of becoming an effective leader; such as effective communication, fundamentals of leadership, conflict management, problem solving, motivating and accountability. Led by nationally recognized executive coach John Lankford of Premier Executive Forums, the Leadership Academy is a first-class program.

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Dec 2, 2019

Sweeper Summit 2019 Wrap-up

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From the opportunity to share information and knowledge with fellow power sweeping company leaders, to fantastic educational opportunities with ideas that can be implemented immediately by Partners, the Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo, produced by 1-800-SWEEPER with Title Sponsor Elgin, has become a must-attend event. The following recap includes many of the highlights of this year’s successful event.

On Tuesday, the final in-person session was held for the inaugural class of 17 people who participated in the National Pavement Maintenance Leadership Academy, or NPMLA. This unique leadership training program was developed and implemented by 1-800-SWEEPER and John Lankford, of Premier Executive Forums, and Julie Kowalski, a highly accomplished performance strategist and speaker. Julie and John kicked off the Leadership Academy on February 15th, 2019 in Detroit, MI. Attendees had 3 sessions held “on location” with additional training through a combination of online classes, e-learning and individual and group coaching and mentoring sessions.

Benchmarking Amongst Peers

Tom Noon, of Industry Insights, presented the 1-800-SWEEPER Partners with their 2018-2019 Benchmarking results. Tom’s amazing session allowed participating partner companies to share detailed data which is then combined to present an amazing set of sweeping industry-specific statistics. This allows participants to see where their company is positioned within a multitude of financial metrics and industry key performance indicators related to costs, employment taxes and more. Highly anticipated each year, the Benchmarking study is a key benefit that sets 1-800-SWEEPER Partners apart from other companies in the power sweeping services industry.

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