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Annual Symposium Includes Honors, Recognition Night

This year's event, hosted by the Snow & Ice Management Association, produced a flurry of awards.

Fri September 27, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) recently held its 16th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Minneapolis, Minn. The four-day event featured a trade show, speakers, educational sessions and networking events for professionals in the snow and ice industry. The 2013 Snow & Ice Industry Awards were presented during the Awards & Recognition Night on June 20, 2013.

The Snow & Ice Industry Awards & Recognition Night celebrated SIMA and the industry by presenting awards, honoring volunteers and more. Awards presented included: Excellence in Business, Employee of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Alan Steiman Scholarship recipient, Snow Industry Commitment, Top Recruiter and Safety Awards. SIMA volunteers, staff, board and supporters also will be recognized.

Recipients of awards fill out applications or are nominated, and the winners are chosen by a panel of industry judges. 2012 Awards winners include:

Excellence in Business

• Sauers Tree & Landscape Service Inc. (Dresher, Pa.)

• Case Snow Management Inc. (Attleboro Falls, Mass.)

Employee of the Year — Bill Carello, Case Snow Management Inc. (North Attleboro, Mass.)

Snow Industry Commitment — Include Software (Annapolis, Md.)

Volunteer of the Year — Kevin Burke, Elbers Landscape Service Inc. (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Top Recruiter — Paul Vanderzon of Amenagements Paysagers Vanderzon Inc. (St. Bruno, QC)

Alan Steiman Scholarship — Shawn Rine, Rine Landscape Group (Columbus, Ohio)

Safety Awards

• Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group — Erie, Pa.

• Amenagements Paysagers Vanderzon Inc. — St. Bruno, QC

• Arbutus Landscaping Inc. — Calgary, AB

• Arlington Lawn Care Inc. — Erie, Pa.

• Case Snow Management Inc. — North Attleboro, Mass.

• DJ’s Landscape Management — Grand Rapids, Mich.

• East End Snow & Ice Management Inc. — Southampton, N.Y.

• Four Seasons Landscaping Inc. — Windsor, Conn.

• Grant & Power Landscaping — West Chicago, Ill.

• Jack’s Lawn Service & Snowplowing Inc. — Byron Center, Mich.

• Markham Property Services Limited — Markham, ON

• Precision Snow Removal — Ottawa, ON

• Pro Scapes Inc. — Jamesville, N.Y.

• Sauers Tree & Landscape Service Inc. — Dresher, Pa.

• Silvis Group Inc. — Mount Pleasant, Pa.

• Sneller’s Landscaping LLC — Ada, Mich.

• TBG Landscape Inc. — Brooklin, ON

• Ted Hosmer Enterprises Inc. — Henrietta, N.Y.

• TFS — Total Facility Solutions Ltd. — London, ON

• Winter Services Inc. — West Allis, Wis.

• Xtreme Snow Pros — Mahwah, NJ

Awards are sponsored by CrewTracker Software, International Salt Co. and Morton Salt.

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