Snow Management Pros Gather at 16th Annual SIMA Show

Thu July 18, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Joel Ongert, Caterpillar product specialist, Milwaukee, Wis.; Jeffery Cole, pricing and business support, Cary, N.C.; and Kevin Gilmour Sr., work tool consultant, Clayton, N.C. go over features of this 262C Skidsteer with a SR321 Cat snowblower, in
(L-R): Joel Ongert, Caterpillar product specialist, Milwaukee, Wis.; Jeffery Cole, pricing and business support, Cary, N.C.; and Kevin Gilmour Sr., work tool consultant, Clayton, N.C. go over features of this 262C Skidsteer with a SR321 Cat snowblower, in
(L-R): Joel Ongert, Caterpillar product specialist, Milwaukee, Wis.; Jeffery Cole, pricing and business support, Cary, N.C.; and Kevin Gilmour Sr., work tool consultant, Clayton, N.C. go over features of this 262C Skidsteer with a SR321 Cat snowblower, in Jered Niemela (L) of Niemela Corp, Chassell, Mich., has a product called the Buzz Box he would like to add high-powered lighting to. Mike Maloney, sales manager, shows him some options from North American Signal Company booth. One product at the show was the Snowfire System angle snow plow and snow pusher system in one, shown by Kage Innovations, Woodbury, Minn., by Kage founder and inventor Mike Stephan (L) with sales and marketing’s Kristin Stephan. John Hamblet (L) of Maple Crest Landscape, Medina, Minn., has five John Deere skid steers and is looking to add a new machine. Hamblet chats with Jonathan Nordrum of Scharber & Sons, Rogers, Minn., about the features on this John Deere 318D. Mark Miller (L), director of marketing of Hiniker, Mankato Minn., with sales manager, extraordinaire John Berlowski, with the  stainless steel, 12 volt, dual motor with variable speed controls salt spreader. David Forsmark (L), regional sales manager of Western Plows, Milwaukee, Wis., with Steve Smythe of AP Lawn, West St. Paul, Minn., really like the Western MVP3 V plow system with the Ultra Mount 2 attachment. Inside sales and marketing’s Christina Bacnik (L) of Winter Products, Willoughby, Ohio, a manufacturer of snowplow blades, wear parts and road machinery wear parts, chats with Mark Tomkins of Total Grounds who came all the way from Coltsneck, N.J.

The 16th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium, produced by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), took place June 19 to 22, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minn.

The three-day educational symposium and two day trade show brought together snow management professionals, snow industry suppliers, and snow consumers from across the world. More than 120 exhibitors showcased the latest equipment and services in the industry, including snowplows, spreaders, deicing materials, software systems, trucks, compact equipment, and large equipment.

This year’s event brought more than 1,200 people to Minneapolis for networking, peer recognition, and education. The 17th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium will take place in Columbus, Ohio June 18 to 21, 2014.

For more information, visit www.sima.org/show.