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Olympic Snow Plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lanelle, Sep 12, 2001.

  1. Lanelle

    Lanelle Member
    Messages: 32

    I have just heard that our esteemed moderator, John Allin, has been awarded the snow plowing contract for the Winter Olympics!
    What an honor and what a great opportunity.

    Is this true?
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2001
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    I was aware he has been spending many many hours fine tuning proposals and coping with special logistic and security issues relating to the olympics complex.

    I certainly hope his efforts have been rewarded.
  3. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Yes... it is true.

    We were recently awarded all 13 Venues for all snow and ice management services for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City this February.

    It was quite taxing and a very long process. We are honored to have been selected.
  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle Member
    Messages: 32

  5. paul

    paul PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 151

    John, you sure your 86 Ford is up to all that plowing?
    Man, 13 Venues and one 86 truck and it's a Ford
    (Found On Road Dead) :)
  6. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    comemon enough ford jokes!
  7. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Congratulations JOHN!

    Paul: You forgot, First On Race Day = FORD

  8. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622


    Congratulations. This is a testamonial to your hard work and professionalism.
    I'm sure you are very proud as are all of us of you.

  9. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    That's an accomplishment to be proud of John. Congrats!!! Your hard work has not only paid off, but inspired the rest of us to work harder as well. Keep it up!

  10. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    Congratulations John! :)

    As an example of just how much work was involved: a lot of time and effort had already been put into the bidding process back in July. (When I made a brief stop in Erie to visit the SIMA office)
  11. Bryan

    Bryan Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Congratulations John !! What an outstanding opportunity. It is quite evident that you and your organization are first class all the way. Goes to show what hard work and determination can accomplish.
  12. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Actually Rob, since early June. After the SIMA Symposium in Denver, we went to visit the first venues. You might remember, that's when we got caught in that snowstorm in the Dodge Neon!

  13. Deere John

    Deere John Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Not much time to post, but I will here - congrats John! Your organization continues to impress me on a regular basis. More credibility for SIMA too.
  14. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Many thanks for the kind words. They are very much appreciated.
  15. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Sorry for the late reply. Congrats and Good luck John.

  16. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I too offer my congratulations. Without seeming to insult you John, was there very much competition? I would think the choice would have been easy.
  17. soilmover

    soilmover Member
    Messages: 31

    :) Congratulations John, It is good to hear that a leader and educator in the industry got the contract instead of a low-baller with alot of equipment. :D
  18. BOSS Adam

    BOSS Adam Guest
    Messages: 0

    CONGRATULATIONS John!!!! keep up the good work

    Adam :D
  19. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Just was looking at the SMG website again. John who plows your driveway?:D If it is you what kind of truck you running now?
  20. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    I don't think there are any driveway plowing pic's on the site....

    Anyway... the truck I drive when I'm out plowing is an 86 - F250 with 9'2" Boss V.

    The gang here wants me to buy a new one... but this one is just getting broke in.....