SIMA Symposium

Xtreme Snow Pros Management Attends 20th Annual SIMA Convention

Xtreme Snow Pros’ Chris Marino and Joe Capobianco attended the 20th Annual SIMA Convention, held in Montreal, this past month. Excited to be part of the 3-day event, the Snow Pros team attended workshops, seminars, exhibitions, and other networking events for collaborating with other winter weather management companies working hard today.

Taking place from June 20 to the 23, the Snow and Ice Symposium was put on by the SIMA organization, a network of individuals committed to empowering snow and ice management for success. As a nonprofit trade association that focuses on training, events, and best practices related to snow plowing, ice management, and business management, SIMA hosts a convention yearly to bring together the industry’s leading companies, innovators, and equipment producers.

Educational workshops available at the event included: Nuts & Bolts of a Successful Snow Removal Operation, Legal Game Planning, De-icing, De-mystified, and Technological Change & the Future of Snow Services. Keynote speakers included Marc Gordon, Donald Cooper, and Robyn Benincasa. The Snow Pros team was in attendance at all major events, including facility touring workshops, the networking breakfast, the Snow & Ice Awards Night, the CEO of the Year Presentation, and the event Tradeshow.

When not hosting the conference, SIMA works throughout the year to develop and administer new ice and snow removal curriculum standards for industry leaders to study. The Xtreme Snow Pros operation is already a SIMA accredited business; however, they make sure to complete all new certification courses as SIMA develops and offers them. Right now, SIMA offers best practices guides and resources, peer-to-peer education with workshops around the Northeast, and on-demand access to training centers.

As a dedicated winter weather removal team with snow removal, ice removal, and winter weather preparatory services available to residents in New Jersey and New York today, the Xtreme Snow Pros team travels to a variety of events, tradeshows, and educational classes throughout the year to ensure they are offering top-notch services to all of their commercial clients. By keeping up with the industry’s latest practices, they are able to implement services that save client's money, spare the environment, and contribute to a smarter all-around operation for everyone involved.

The management team expressed their satisfaction and encouragement with this year’s convention and looks forward to attending the 2018 SIMA Convention.

Xtreme Snow Pros attends annual SIMA Symposium

Always passionate about being one step ahead of the competition, the Xtreme Snow Pros management team has been attending the Snow Ice & Management Association’s (SIMA) annual symposium for a few years now.

The annual SIMA Symposium is an international event that is also recognized as the industry’s largest conference and trade show in the world today for ice and snow professionals. It is an event uniquely focused on ice and snow, which brings innovative manufacturers and suppliers together with contractors for 2-days of trade show and 3-days of education, networking, and fun.

Intent on attending the 2017 get together, scheduled for June 20 to the 23 of this year, Xtreme Snow Pros have been staple members of the 2015 and 2016 events, bringing home awards and distinctions from both of their trips. Chris Marino, Founder and Owner of Xtreme Snow Pros, Glenn Kramer, Operations Manager, and other excited team attendees went along for the past two excursions to represent the Xtreme Snow Pros operation.

In addition to attending the symposium itself, the team also took part in the accompanying trade show and educational seminars designed to enhance everyone’s understanding of snow and ice management, specifically in the Northeast. While in attendance, the team brought home the 2015 and 2016 Safety Award, well earned for the company’s dedication to round the clock support and professional servicing to all clients. Xtreme Snow Pros places client safety above all else, garnering them the national distinction. The team is hoping to bring home a third one at the 2017 event.

The Xtreme Snow Pros team is presently enrolled with the SIMA ASM University for their 30-day course on Advanced Snow Management. The course includes Core Principles, Ice Management, Plowing Operations, and Sidewalk Operations. By April 1, the management team will have professionally recognized expertise specifically on snow and ice clearing. Passionate about being number one in the industry, the team is excited to share their certification with present and future clients.

Xtreme Snow Pros does all that they can to improve their snow and ice management standing for clients, presently functioning as an active member in SIMA’s organization. As one of the few companies around the entire Northeast that only focuses on snow management services, it makes sense that the team is working hard to achieve the awards and accreditation they deserve through SIMA. Xtreme Snow Pros does not offer landscaping or any other kind of environmental services. They stick to perfecting their one true passion: snow and ice management.

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