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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Michigan Snow Conference & Expo

Start Date: 9/21/2021 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 9/21/2021 5:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI  United States  48374

Organization Name: Michigan Green Industry Association

Diane Banks
Email: diane@landscape.org
Phone: (248) 646-4992


Michigan Snow Conference and Expo 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Visit Dozens of Exhibitors Featuring the Lastest in Snow & Ice Management Technology & Equipment! 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Registration Opens at 8:30 a.m.
Expo Times: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Seminars: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
*Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Sponsored by BOSS Snowplow & Mid-Michigan Snow Equipment)
Show Ends: 5:30 p.m.

Cost:  MGIA Members: $29* / Non-Members: $49*  
Includes morning and afternoon education and Expo. 
*Lunch included for pre-registered attendees only. All walk-ons dine on their own – no discount. 
No substitutions, changes or cancellations. All sales are final.  

Equipment Vendors will be allowed to have one piece of equipment in the Demo Area, held in the parking lot of the Suburban Collection Showplace. Contact Diane Banks at (248) 646-4992 for more information.

SNOW PLOW RODEO - Sponsored by LaFontaine Ford of Lansing & STE, Inc. 
A competition that tests the skills and knowledge of the snow plow professional on a timed obstacle course! Maneuvering a plow truck through a serpentine course; back into tight spots; parallel park all without knocking a tennis ball off of a 12-inch cone.
1st & 2nd place prizes awarded!

With winter weather approaching, do you feel totally confident with your driving skills?  The Michigan Center for Truck Safety will present their Mobile Truck Driving Simulator Program for MGIA Snow Expo attendees. 
This virtual simulator allows you to test and improve your skills in a variety of conditions, offering a controlled, risk-free environment in which scenarios can be recreated and practiced. The focus is on safe driving of commercial vehicles in adverse conditions, including heavy traffic and bad weather. Fewer accidents mean fewer absences, fewer vehicle repairs, and better insurance rates.
To participate you sit behind the wheel and take a six-minute hands-on demonstration drive that can simulate both small, straight trucks, or full-size 18-wheel tractor-trailers. Though the primary target audience is current truck drivers, administrative and managerial staff may benefit from it as well. 



9:00 – 10:30 A.M. – Build A Better Snow Business
Speaker: Michael Anderson, President, Snow and Ice Pros Inc.
Sponsored By: Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)
In this session, Michael will highlight important issues to address and wording to use in contracts with snow clients and sub-contractors, discuss expected production rates per truck and piece of equipment, and explain how to schedule the most productive and efficient routes for maximum profitability.
1:15 – 2:45 P.M. – SOPs and KPIs: Document and Measure for Continuous Improvement
Speaker: Jake Silvis, Founder & President, Silvis Group
Sponsored By: Versalift Midwest
If a key team member were to leave your company tomorrow, would someone be able to step into the role and know, without a doubt, what to do? The Silvis Group leaves nothing to chance and has built documented processes and procedures to ensure continuity of service. Jake will share how to build out standard operating procedures (SOPs), establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and train your team to ensure effective and efficient snow operations meet and exceed your clients’ expectations. 
9:00 – 10:30 A.M. -  Snow Operations Management Panel
Speaker: Jim Berns, Berns Landscape
Speaker: Mark Garmo, Outdoor Accents
Speaker: Jeremy Harman, Superior Scape
Speaker: William Moore, Executive Property Maintenance

This session involves a panel of snow and ice professionals who will share their strategies and successes in multiple topics involving snow operations management. Bring your questions and comments, and prepare for an interactive, educational discussion!
1:15 – 2:15 P.M. – Snow & Ice Equipment Troubleshooting (On the Trade Show Floor)
Speakers: Tony Androsuk, Co-Owner, STE, Inc. and Scott Moorman, Buyers Products
Sponsored By: STE, Inc.
The snow and ice business can be frustrating to say the least, when equipment fails or does not work efficiently, causing major back- logs.  A little due diligence in equipment maintenance is one of the most cost-effective ways to keep your equipment in tip-top condition, and ready to go at any given moment. 
Most of all, being prepared and proactive can mean the difference between a productive and profitable season or losing valuable time with breakdowns. Through the years, selling and servicing snow and ice equipment, we find the simplest things are often overlooked.  In this session, you will learn the most common reoccurring issues that can be solved with simple maintenance and a few secrets to keep your equipment at peak performance! 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 9/17/2021 4:00 PM

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