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Join Us at National Pavement Expo 2019


NPE will be here soon and we’re going back to Nashville! This year, the conference is February 27 – March 2, 2019 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

Every year, the National Pavement Expo is a great opportunity for you to connect with Vendor Partners who are part of our Buying Group. It is also a great showcase to introduce new, potential Partners and Affiliates to 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.

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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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2016 Sweeper of the Year: Gabe Vitale – C & L Sweeper Service, Inc.


Last week, during the National Pavement Expo in Charlotte, NC, our own Gabe Vitale, owner of C&L Sweeper Services in Jackson, NJ, was presented with the first-ever Sweeper of the Year award. NPE in conjunction with and Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction Magazine established nine industry awards which will be given to recognize individuals and companies. These awards were presented to recipients who have enhanced the paving and pavement maintenance industry through their professionalism, dedication to education, pursuit of excellence, and development of equipment, tools or materials.

The Pavement staff, in conjunction with the Pavement Advisory Board, evaluated nominations and presented the inaugural award winners during a ceremony at the start of the National Pavement Expo on January 28, 2016. Pavement’s February issue will profile all of the award winners and industry leaders.


Pictured above (L to R) Gabe Vitale – C & L, Gabe Vitale Jr.- C & L, Amy Schwandt – NPE Show Manager, George Lippert – C & L, Loring Dunton – C & L, Allan Heydorn – NPE Show Manager

Below is an online excerpt from the article that will appear in the February issue of Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction Magazine:

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Join Us At National Pavement Expo


1-800-SWEEPER – in Booth #129 – will showcase our partnership program at NPE – January 28th and 29th in Charlotte, NC. We look forward to welcoming prospective power sweeping contractors to our booth and showing how our organization has already generated over 2.5 million dollars in business for our partners, saved hundreds of thousands of dollars through our co-op buying opportunities and given our vendor and sweeping partners the opportunity to exchange ideas and information during four annual Sweeper Summits.
National Pavement Expo is an annual draw for companies engaged in

  • Power Sweeping
  • Line Striping
  • Seal Coating / Crack Repair
  • Pavement Resurfacing
  • Porter Service
  • Catch Basin Service

2016 represents the first time that 1-800-SWEEPER has had booth space at NPE. With attendance expected to be high, we are excited to meet prospective partners from around the country. Exhibit Hall hours are: Wednesday, Jan. 27 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 & Friday, Jan. 29 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. In addition, we’ll have the opportunity to socialize and catch up with our peers on Wednesday and Thursday nights. On Wednesday we have the Sweepers Night Out, once again co-sponsored by 1-800-SWEEPER, at the Whiskey River. Come out and meet NASCAR driver David Ragan from Michael Waltrip Racing from 7:00p – 10:00 p.m. On Thursday night, from 6:30p-9:30p, all NPE exhibitors and attendees are invited to an exclusive networking and entertainment experience, NASCAR Night, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Our Operations Director, Gregg Blair, Marketing Director Carolyn Bell and 1-800-Sweeper Board President Mike Lucht will all be in Charlotte. Please plan to join us at Booth 129 near the College Street entrance, meet current partners and learn for yourself about our 3-dimensional advantages and how becoming a partner can help you rise above the competition!

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