Did you attend National Pavement Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida? NAPSA did and the sessions were information packed and relevant! The education sessions included topics such as growing your business, productivity through construction sweeping, night shift techniques, internet, second generation owners, large broom sweeping, value added services, key performance measurements and employment trends. The topics were not only timely and relevant but applicable to sweeping as well as other service industries.
Members and non-members networked at the sessions and were treated to exciting new products at the Expo. Manufacturers demonstrated their latest and greatest equipment and NAPSA showed off the new website and member benefits.
NAPSA hosted its annual Sweepers Night Out at the Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car Museum. History was made that evening as we had the honor of reuniting with 17 of NAPSA’s 20 past Presidents. Included in this list of attendees were:
- Kerry Armstrong
- Tom Maish
- Gene Hanson
- Tom Ostuni
- Mark Carter
- John Dubbioso
- Mike Lucht
- Gabe Vitale
- Debbie Jacketta
- Bob Hammond
- Gerry Kesselring
- Rachel Gornowicz
- Carl Barton
- Jim Larko
- Ken Lindsey (Current President)
Each person took time to address the group of 275 and shared why they had committed themselves to this amazing organization. The stories and history presented were priceless.
There were also some revered guests in attendance which included:
- Joe DeSantis
- Jerry Reilly
- Tom Cowman
- Shanda Middleton
Two of NAPSA’s industry pillars had passed away so the memory of Dale McCaskill and Dick Hehman were honored. These two gentlemen were great contributors to the power sweeping industry.
The NAPSA Board of Directors worked hard on charting goals for 2014. A new networking group for key managers was also launched. Overall, attendees felt that this was the best NPE ever and returned home with many “knowledge nuggets” that they will integrate into their business practices. This year’s NPE exemplified the strength that NAPSA brings to the power sweeping industry which includes knowledge and networking for industry leaders.
The North American Power Sweeping Association (NAPSA) is a nonprofit association made up of contract sweepers, service providers and sweeping equipment dealers, manufacturers and suppliers. NAPSA is dedicated to providing beneficial support to the membership and enhancing services to the sweeping industry.
NAPSA is committed to promoting and educating the power sweeping community while enhancing the environment. For more information on NAPSA membership, please visit www.powersweeping.org or call (888) 757-0130.