When you hear the term NAPSA, do you know what that is? Maybe you do if you are in the pavement sweeping and maintenance industry. Well since 1979 NAPSA has been around in some form. Initially started as the National Contract Sweepers Association, the industry knew that it needed to ban together to create solutions to common issues.
In October 2000, a handful of founding and inaugural members launched NAPSA. Most of those members are still with us today and we would like to thank them:
Kerry Armstrong – Armstrong Sweeping
Mark Carter – Bill’s Sweeping Service
Gabriel Vitale – C & L Sweeping Service Corp
Michael Lucht – Progressive Sweeping Contractors
Patrick Reilly – Reilly Sweeping
Bob Hammond – Superior Sweeping
Tom Rice – Sweeping Corporation of America
John Dubbioso – Three D Industrial Maintenance Corporation
Scott Cerosky – Fairmont Specialties
Ray Confer – C & J Parking Lot Sweeping, Inc.
Gerry Kesselring – Contract Sweepers & Equipment
Mitch Barkman - Buckeye Sweeping
Windell Brent – Commercial Property Maintenance
Warren Burge – Clean Sweep, Inc.
Doyle Caffee – Sweep All, Inc.
Debbie Jacketta – Jacketta Sweeping Service
Karl Stauty – Commercial Power Sweeping
Since our humble beginning, the North American Power Sweeping Association has grown steadily. Well NAPSA is growing again! In addition to reviewing our programs and services and improving on the foundation we have built, NAPSA is getting a new look! For 2016, NAPSA is focusing on drawing attention to ourselves! Sounds a little egocentric doesn’t it? Actually, we are focusing on our membership. The first way that we are accomplishing this goal is to create a whole new look! Welcome to the new NAPSA!
Planning for the new branding started many months ago. A team of marketing professionals decided to update the NAPSA logo and look. We commissioned a team of designers to learn our industry and then present a logo design that best exemplifies the power sweeping industry. That logo was approved and will be launched at National Pavement Expo in January!
In addition to our new display, we are revitalizing the NAPSA website and social media outlets. 2016 will be the year that we focus on bringing more attention, and of course that means business consumers, to our website and our contractor locator. We have a plan for increased Search Engine Optimization, more focus on Adwords, increased electronic marketing and the beginning of online training but we can talk more about the training later!
So, the next time you see us, we will be shiny and new. Come and see for yourself by visiting us in Charlotte, North Carolina at NPE. We will be in booth 107. If you aren’t able to attend NPE, watch for our website and social media launch on January 27, 2016!
The North American Power Sweeping Association (NAPSA) is a nonprofit association made up of 200+ 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.