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David J Fox earns snow and ice management industry certification

Willoughby, OH – David J Fox, New Business Development Mgr., Winter® Equipment Co. Inc. has successfully completed the necessary educational requirements and has proven knowledgeable of established industry standards to earn “ASCA Certified” status by the Accredited Snow Contractors Association.

This entry was posted in Announcements, Press Release, staff, ASCA on April 27, 2018 by admin

Snowplow Blade Types Explained

Whether you need to remove snow and ice from your driveway or clear miles of highway lanes, it’s the snowplow blade that really gets the job done. Let’s explore several types of snowplow blades and the features, benefits and challenges associated with each.

This entry was posted in blades, BlockBuster, Informative, joma, snowplow blades, Patriot on December 19, 2017 by admin

How to Keep Your Snowplow On the Road For Years

One of the easiest yet most impactful tactics you can implement as part of your snow and ice removal strategy is regularly scheduled maintenance. Maintenance will reduce the chances of breakdowns during the season and will give way to significant cost savings. Educate yourself and your snow removal team about the tenets of maintenance. Here are a few key best practices.

This entry was posted in blades, Informative, maintenance, plow on December 13, 2017 by admin

10 Ways To Naturally Melt Snow & Ice This Winter

An unfortunate environmentally damaging, but popular, practice every winter is to disperse rock salt (or sodium chloride) over driveways and sidewalks to melt ice. It's a cheap, speedy method...but at what "price"?

This entry was posted in ice, Informative, melt, Uncategorized, snow, winter on February 8, 2017 by admin

The Weight is Over

During the 2015/2016 season we shipped over 4,000 system crates to customers across the United States. With each crate weighing an average of 500 pounds; we manufactured, packaged, and delivered about 2,000,000 pounds of cutting edges last season. That's equivalent to 2,000 killer whales... whoa.

This entry was posted in blade, blades, cutting, cutting edge, cutting edges, edge, snowplow, snowplow blades, System, systems, wear part, wear parts, Announcements, parts, plow, snow, snowplow blade, wear, winter on November 1, 2016 by admin

Clearing the Air

Welding is who we are. Blades, guards... you name it. Our proprietary weld process is what sets us apart in the industry.

This entry was posted in air, air quality, company, employee, employees, equipment, quality, update, welder, Announcements, weld, welding, winter, winter equipment on September 1, 2016 by admin

Spring Road Maintenance

Are your roads ready for summer? Accumulated snow and ice, the thaw spring brings on and seasonal rains can cause problems for our roads. As we recover from the winter, here are some maintenance items on your roads that may need repair:

This entry was posted in Informative, removal, road, road maintenance, snow plow, snow removal, snowplow, maintenance, plow, snow, spring road maintenance on July 14, 2016 by admin

El Niño

"El Niño is a complex and naturally occurring weather pattern that results when ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator vary from the norm. The phenomenon typically occurs every two to seven years. The 2015-2016 El Niño, however, is being called a "super" El Niño, the worst in 15 years," according to Phys.org.

This entry was posted in removal, snow removal, snowplow, weather, Announcements, plow, snow, winter on March 11, 2016 by admin

Winter® Equipment and the American Dream

For Kent Winter, the founder of Winter® Equipment, owning a company has always been about employing others. Through hard work, persistence, and commitment to employees, Winter® has established itself as an exemplary company and leader in the snow removal industry.

This entry was posted in company, cutting edge, guards, history, Informative, snow removal, snowplow, municipal, plow, snow, winter, winter equipment on October 2, 2015 by admin

Road Salt

Salt is expensive and can be really hard to find. During the 2014/2015 season, the average went from $38.30 to $46.80, causing municipalities to really use their budget on de-icing. Last year’s winter was brutal, and this one is expected to be even worse.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2015 by admin
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