Saturday, September 05, 2015

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More lucrative snow contracts

Eliminating hold-harmless and indemnification clauses from service contracts means more than just a reduction in contactor liability. ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride explains the legislation’s financial impact on the industry, and how close this is to becoming a reality in a number of snow states. More

Down, but not out

Industry insiders share why an offseason maintenance program pays out major dividends during a hectic and event-heavy snow season. Planning now for repairs and maintenance keeps crews humming when the weather is at its worst. More

What you may have missed

The annual conference was one for the record books. ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride reviews some of the highlights from this year's industry event, including the introduction of a new program that will change the industry. More

Legislative Update: New Jersey

There’s a call to action for Garden State snow contractors to show their support for the adoption of SB 3121, which nullifies hold-harmless agreements. And ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride explains a recent state supreme court ruling should drive the industry to get this bill passed. More

The ground we've gained is too valuable to lose

ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride reports about last week's Day on the Hill event in Washington DC. While the momentum for change built at the event is significant, this progress could be stunted without your involvement and support. More

Product Spotlight

SnowDogg VX Series V-Plow

Building on the reliable construction of the extreme-duty EX plows, the VX series V-plows are available in 8-1/2 ft. and 9 ft. widths. Poppet valves... More

Latest News

Honda introduces HSS Series snow blowers

New dual-stage machines incorporate advanced design and features. More

Boss debutes new equipment

Plow and spreaders included in new product launch. More

Worksaver debutes snow pushers

24-Series is engineered to fit Sub-Compact and Compact tractors up to 50 hp. More

SaltDogg offers spreader stands

Six new stands come with adjustable legs to accommodate various bed heights. More

Buyers introduces central hydraulic system

New system is designed to provide proportional spreader operation with increased efficiency and reliability, as well as material savings. More

Let your voice be heard!

Head to Washington D.C. July 19-21 and be a voice for your industry. Register today and join the ASCA for Legislative Day on the Hill. More

ASCA adds Snow Academy dates

The popular one-day educational workshops have been added to Boston and Columbus, Ohio, in September. More

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2015 Leadership Award: Chad Oberson

Chad Oberson leads by example. He’s at Oberson’s Snow and Ice Management by 6:15 a.m. and logs 10-hour days. He visits with his employees on a regular basis making their happiness and needs a priority. Chad describes a typical scenario: “I’ll see a truck pull into the nursery and I’ll hop in my golf cart and run down there to see how the guys are doing and how their day went to make sure everything is good. That’s what I do. I want them to know I am part of every part of the business and want to make sure they succeed. I will take care of whatever they need.” More

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