August 2022 – Delivering on electric street sweeping sustainability

Sustainability is a word that gets tossed around, sometimes inaccurately.

One definition of sustainability is to save our natural or physical resources from running out.

In a broader definition in relation to street sweeping, sustainability is the ability to maintain a process, such as effective and continuous street sweeping program, over time. Click here to continue reading…

July 2022 – How offset compact roller attachments ensure a safer jobsite

Safety is the highest priority on construction jobsites, but not all equipment helps attain safety goals.

In 2020, more than 174,100 injuries and 124 deaths occurred on construction sites in the United States. Unfortunately, those statistics only encompass reported cases. Many jobsite accidents and near misses — with potentially dire consequences — are never reported. Click here to continue reading…

June 2022 – Stormwater hoods and traps lead the way in effectiveness

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2022, the Biden administration announced a $542 million investment specifically addressing pollution and plastic waste that flows into the nation’s surface waters, estuaries and oceans.

This major subsidy is an important part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s package to address marine pollution, which is an administration-wide effort. Agencies that will help implement this funding include the U.S. Agency for International Development, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, the Department of State, the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Click here to continue reading…

May 2022 – Why your pothole patching program is lagging and how to fix it

Every March it seems like every news outlet, both national and local, runs frontline coverage of the self-proclaimed “pothole pandemic.”

This puts departments of transportation, road commissions and local public works departments in the limelight as fresh attention is drawn to these municipal agencies and what they are doing to fill potholes efficiently and effectively. Click here to continue reading…

April 2022 – SIMIFAST makes finding the right top-quality fasteners a breeze

Fasteners can be a complicated subject, especially when wading through the various styles, sizes, materials and plating.

However, getting the right fastener doesn’t have to be complicated, especially with SIMIFAST. With over 40 years of continued business, SIMIFAST offers top-quality fasteners, exceptional service and design innovation at the most competitive prices. Click here to continue reading…

March 2022 – Scott County, Minn., fleet team delivers what matters and drives down costs to taxpayers

“Delivering what matters” is not just a slogan at Scott County, Minn. It’s a citizen-focused approach to delivering services that leave you wondering, “Why can’t all government be like this?”

Troy Beam, fleet and facilities manager, and his team at Scott County are doing remarkable things to manage their fleet and deliver what matters. Click here to continue reading…

February 2022 – Compact line removal and grooving innovation from MRL Equipment

MRL Equipment Company’s comprehensive Mini product line offers innovation across the entire category of road marking equipment.

MRL Equipment is proud to share its newest development in Line Removal Equipment, the Mini Grinder/Groover. Designed to remove pavement markings, groove for inlaid pavement markings and slot cut for raised pavement marker installation, the MRL Mini Grinder’s compact, agile design enables increased productivity in tight spaces and congested work zones. Click here to continue reading…

January 2022 – Insights into a successful salt storage project

Lake County, Ohio, engineer James Gills needed to replace an old, deteriorating salt dome.

“We had a teepee-shaped structure built in the mid-70s, and it only had a 900-ton road salt storage capacity. Lake County is in the strongest part of Ohio’s snowbelt, and we experience significant snowfalls leading to a high demand for salt, so much so that we were having trouble obtaining salt throughout the winter season. We needed to build something new with a much higher salt storage capacity.” Click here to continue reading…