The World Sweeping Association (WSA) Sweeper Roundup, which will be held Sept. 15-17 in Kansas City, MO, will feature four educational seminars put on by individuals who average more than 30 years of sweeping industry experience, according to Ranger Kidwell-Ross, WSA executive director.
In addition, Kidwell-Ross said a Sweeper Roundtable will allow contractors to ask questions of WSA’s Contractor Advisory Board members as well as of representatives from at least half-a-dozen sweeper manufacturers and leading industry suppliers.
On Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16, events will be held at Gail’s Harley Davidson, one of the largest H-D dealers in America. Sweepers by Elgin, Global, NiteHawk, Ravo and Schwarze will be on display and available for demonstrations. Kidwell-Ross said the Schwarze Vortex model will be used in a “zany Sweeper Rodeo” designed to test the driving skills of attending contractors. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of areas.
The evening of Sept. 16 the venue will switch to Holsman’s Stables, a 200-acre horse ranch, with a barbecue cookout, hay rides and live music by one of Kansas City’s top bands. The night’s entertainment will also include an appearance by ‘The Sweeper Band,’ made up of sweeping industry musicians, who will perform several sweeping-themed songs based upon familiar tunes from the past.
Proceeds from the Sweeper Roundup benefit WSA’s Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contractors can attend this tax-deductible event for as little as $99/each; event hotel rooms have also been negotiated for $100/night. For more information and to register visit www.WorldSweepingPros.org/roundup/ or contact the WSA office at 866-635-2205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.