WSA Member Update 7.15.14

WSA Logo July 15, 2014 Dear WSA Member, Welcome to new WSA Member Lots Appeal Environmental Services, based in Atlanta. I am pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 Memorial Scholarship program. Daniel Dumont was the winner of the 2014 Dale McCaskill, Sr. Scholarship. Daniel works for WSA Member company, Alabama-based PowerVac Services, and is in his senior year at Auburn University. You see Daniel in the photo with Claudia Passero, a principal of PowerVac Services, being presented a ‘big check’ representing the scholarship award. Nicolas (Nick) Caffizzi was winner of the 2014 Carl J. Austin Memorial Scholarship. Nick worked from 2:30 to 7pm for his WSA Member sponsoring company, East Coast Industrial Services of Pine Bush, NY, while finishing his senior year of high school last year. His senior year also included attending an offsite school, CTech, for a class in heavy equipment repair. Currently, Nick continues his employment with East Coast. Shown in the photo with Nick are Jay and Laurie Presutti, owners of East Coast Industrial. In the fall, Nick will be attending the Pennsylvania College for Diesel Mechanics to become a qualified diesel mechanic. Here is the link to the 2014 winner information we now have online at the WSA website. Since both students were sponsored by WSA Member companies, the students will receive $2,000 each paid toward tuition to their respective schools. Congratulations to these two WSA Member companies and their scholarship recipients! We have received updated information about Walmart’s status going forward. A WSA Member sent us information that includes the following: “You now do not have to bid on all Stores within a Market. You may only bid on the stores that you are confident that you can service. However, you do have to bid on all frequencies for whatever store that you place a bid.” This makes it appear that the concept of service quality may be coming to the fore. I sent an email to Walmart corporate with a request for more information and if we receive some we will provide it in a future update. I recently read a brief article I believe has merit for WSA Members. It’s a condensation of an interview conducted with David Ossip, C.E.O. of Ceridian, which is a human resources/payroll company, and it appeared in the NY Times. Called “It Takes a Team to Make a Company Grow,” the short article discusses Ossip’s approach to running a business, choosing employees and his metrics for assessing turnover in a company. If you have questions or comments, please be sure to let us know. Have an idea how WSA can be of even greater benefit? Just let us know! Good Sweeping, Ranger's Signature Ranger Kidwell-Ross Executive Director World Sweeping Association
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