Making sure your equipment is clean and well protected is the best way to prep it for storage. Here at Swinter, we like to make sure all of our plows, trucks, skidsteers, wheel loaders, power brooms, and more are washed first to remove any dirt and grime. From there, we blast everything with the Krown Salt Eliminator wash to make sure we get rid of all the pesky, leftover salt. Finally, we apply Krown Rust Protection to all of our equipment to make sure it stays in top shape while in storage for the Summer.
Our gasoline spreaders get a little extra attention. Before we wash them, we drain out the gas and lubricate the cylinder walls with fogging oil. Each spreader then gets washed, then sprayed with the Krown Salt Eliminator to fully remove any residue and break any chemical bonds between the metal and salt. The last step before storage is to coat everything in Krown Rust Protection to keep everything looking and acting brand new.
Click here to read a Fisher article that gives great tips and tricks about getting your plow ready for the summer!
St. Louis experienced the majority of its snow and winter weather in just over two weeks, from February 6th, to February 21st. For 16 days our crews worked day and night to keep the snow at bay.
Unofficially named Winter Storm Uri, the entire North American continent from Northern Mexico, the entire United States, and parts of Canada were blanketed in snow and ice from February 13th to February 21st. Coast-to-coast the country was affected, with many losing heat, water, and electricity.
Amidst this record setting storm, our crews were out plowing and salting to keep our community safe. February 14th and 15th set the lowest maximum temperature records, and February 6th to 18th, 2021 tied with 1899 for the most consecutive days with a high temperature less than 32 degrees.
This storm was snow joke!
Thanks for the info US National Weather Service Saint Louis Missouri!
Plowing our way into 2021, we’ve already captured the attention of multiple news outlets, and even another state! With 20 inches of snow on the horizon, Ken, Brent, and Michael were called in to Lincoln, Nebraska to help out with a huge amount of snow over there.
While they were on their way home, St. Louis had its own blanket of snow fall, and Swinter’s handy work was featured on channels 2 and 4. Todd Capstick, a Swinter Area Manager, wonderfully captured the excitement of our hard-working crews and showcased our plowing and salting on a lot he had cleared earlier in the day.
With all of our crews home safe, our Brrrr-lliant team can’t wait for more snow!
SIMA offered a weekly webinar series to SIMA Members in April this year, and on April 15th, Swinter Group's President, Ken Boegeman, Jr., presented his webinar titled, "Selling From a Distance". Ken created this webinar to help others working from home during this COVID-19 pandemic. Turns out Green Industry Pros attended the webinar and wrote an article all about it. Read the article by clicking below:
The annual Top 100 Snow Companies in North America list has been announced, and Swinter Group has ranked at #54!
Not only are we proud to have hit our highest ranking yet, we are the only Snow & Ice Management company in Missouri to make the list.
Thank you to all of our clients and snow partners that have helped to make the achievement possible. We are so excited to see where this snow season takes us.
Check out the full list here:
Michael Eilers earns Certified Snow Professional (CSP) certification from the
Snow & Ice Management Association!
The Snow & Ice Management Association has announced that Michael Eilers, Production Manager of Swinter Group has earned the Certified Snow Professional (CSP) certification.
The Certified Snow Professional program is the recognized standard for professionalism and excellence in snow and ice management services.
A CSP is an experienced, educated leader in the snow & ice management industry, and is:
To earn the CSP, an applicant must meet strict requirements tied to direct industry experience, and prepare for and take a comprehensive exam covering Business, Human Resources, Marketing, Sub-contractors, Snow & Ice Science, and Snow & Ice Operations and Techniques. Once an individual obtains the certification, they must earn continuing education credits each year.
The entire CSP program is designed to build skill and leadership in these four core areas: professionalism, experience, knowledge, and excellence.
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About the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA)
The Snow & Ice Management Association represents over 1300 members in the US and Canada. Established in 1996, the non-profit trade association for the snow industry delivers training, events, certification, and advocacy related to quality snow and ice management. More information is available at www.sima.org.
About Swinter Group:
Swinter Group, Inc. is one of the largest snow and ice management companies in North America, according to Snow Magazine. Specializing in winter time services, offering both in-field and consultative services relative to the snow and ice management industry, Swinter Group is located St. Louis, Missouri.
Ken will be educating property owners and managers on how to budget for snow and ice. It should be a great presentation for IREM. Members and Non-Members can register for the event at the link.
With all the hard work that goes into each snow season, we figure there’s no better way to celebrate a successful season than with good food and even better company!
This years annual Swinter Picnic consisted of a pig roast, live fiddle music, family friendly fun, and to top it off, individual awards to observe all the hard work that was put into the 2018-2019 snow season. From MVP to Last Man Standing-- we’ve got an award for everything.
We are already looking forward to next year. Perhaps we will see you there!
Here at Swinter, we are constantly working to better ourselves and the company. Along with the upgrades to the building and a few big improvements still to be unveiled, we've added a couple fresh faces to our office team!
Brent is our Account Manager. He handles all of our new snow removal services. If you are looking for a bid on a property or portfolio, he will be your point of contact. You can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for other contact info.
Elizabeth is our Office Administrator. If you call or come by the office, she'll be the one to greet you! In addition to her other regular Accounting and HR responsibilities, she also keeps our office supplied, organized, and looking great.
Read more about them here on our Team page.