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What is SIMA???

Discussion in 'Snow & Ice Management Association - SIMA' started by LawnProLandscapes, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Im fairly new still to plow site and just saw this forum was added. Can anybody give me some info. and details on the Snow & Ice Management Association? any information and help is appreciated.

    thanks
     
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,542

    its an asscoiation that deals with snow and ice managament...,.:rolleyes: no idea otherwise .....:D
     
  3. SIMASTAFF

    SIMASTAFF Sponsor
    from Midwest
    Messages: 51

    Sima

    SIMA is the trade association for our industry, and we currently focus on training and education for snow and ice professionals. Some of the things we do include:

    -We represent over 1000 members in the US and Canada, and have a national publication, Snow Business magazine. We provide benefits for our members including template contracts, forms, and other materials, as well as members-only portions of our website that includes help on insurance, deicing/anti-icing, and more...

    -We have a certification program, Certfied Snow Professional...this is the national certification for snow contractors who own or manage the business

    -Annual Snow & Ice Symposium--- 2 days of trade show and 3 days of educational sessions focused on snow and ice, and the business behind it

    -Web Seminars: Our newest training venture are a series of web seminars designed to be accessible to snow contractors across the US, so they can get access to solid training...the next webinar is Using Liquids the Smart Way: A Practical Approach to Using Liquds for Snow & Ice --- you can get more info at http://webinars.sima.org

    Those are just a few of the things we do, I hope this helps! You can get more info at our website, www.sima.org

    Brian Birch
    Asst. Executive Director, SIMA
     
  4. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Cant get a better answer than that sir.:salute:
     
  5. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    awesome, thank you very much for the quick response. Ill definately check the site out and look more into it.

    thanks
    ben
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  7. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    if you are anybody in snow and ice you know sima huge show one of our best customers finds everthing at sima
     
  8. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    gv you going to the show in Buffalo? im thinking about going and checking it out. i got family that lives in tonnawanda (not sure on the spelling) that i could probaly stay with.
     
  9. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    ok, guess to you ima nobody but thats cool... also can you add some punctuation or something to make your last part there a little easier to read.
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I going to swing by and check it out. Tom from Sno-way is going to have a booth and were going to use his company charge card for a night out. business related of course!payup
     
  11. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    lol that sounds awesome... yea i think they can write it off as entertainment expenses lol :drinkup:
     
  12. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

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  13. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    is there a group discount being initiated for membership for any and all PLOWSITE members?hint ,hint...
     
  14. SIMASTAFF

    SIMASTAFF Sponsor
    from Midwest
    Messages: 51

    Group Discount

    Cincy Snowdog,
    If you are in Cincinnati, then I've got two words for you; Skyline Rules! My girlfriend lives in Cincinnati and I eat at least 4 cheese coneys everytime I go there.

    As for a group discount, I can offer anyone who signs up with SIMA and mentions Plowsite a free training video...i know I know why would you want a video when you already know how to plow? One video is a $99 value, and these videos are great for training new recruits and for refresher training every year---they can help form a standard training program for your company that you use every year, to increase skill level and to show how you prepare your people for snow, in case you are ever in a situation where people are asking how you train people...we have seven different training videos to choose from, ranging from Beginning and Intermediate snow plowing, Basics of Deicing, Sidewalks, Containment Plows, to using Skid Steers for snow.

    You can join by calling our office at 414-375-1940 or visit our website at www.sima.org, if you have any questions feel free to call and ask for me!

    Brian Birch
    Asst. Executive Director
     
  15. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Hey Brian,
    I just joined last week, did not see this before, I'm I still good for a free video. Already ordered 365 degrees of Snow and Ice Management.
    Paul

    PS I think SIMA is awesome.
     
  16. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Does one have to be a member of SIMA to attend the show in Buffalo?
     
  17. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    No the show is an open show for anyone to attend.
     
  18. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    well its been a while since my original post but i finally joined up :cool: now im part of the cool club lol... time to go cruise around the site and start learning

    any way i can get that free video?
     
  19. SIMASTAFF

    SIMASTAFF Sponsor
    from Midwest
    Messages: 51

    Free Video

    LawnProLandCare,
    Welcome to the cool club ;)

    Call Heather at 414-375-1940 and talk to her about a video...tell her that you are a fan of Engleburt Humperdink...that should get you a free video (now you are really on the inside track my friend). Let me know if you need anything from SIMA, glad to have you aboard, definitely log in at www.sima.org and take a look around!

    Sincerely
    Brian Birch
    Assistant Exec. Director
    SIMA
    Brian@sima.org
     
  20. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,542

    what u talkin bout my cousin for.........:D