Join Us for WSA’s 2017 Sweeper Roundup!

You are invited to join us at America’s first-ever, independent conference for power sweeping contractors!

Register now for just $149/person for WSA Members and $199/person for non-WSA Members.

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by Ranger Kidwell-Ross, Executive Director World Sweeping Association

WSA’s Upcoming Sweeper RoundupTM Marks An Industry First

We couldn’t be more excited about bringing the first manufacturer-independent national conference and tradeshow to the sweeping industry! Although such an event has been a topic of conversation among contractors and others for many years, the daunting enormity of the task has kept such an event from happening. Until now.

This first-year event is being made possible by the support of the World Sweeping Association’s Advisory Board – especially from the Sweeper Roundup’s host contractor, Gale Holsman of American Sweeping, Inc. All sweeping contractors, manufacturers and suppliers are invited to attend the WSA Sweeper Roundup this coming September 15-17th in Kansas City.

Signup ButtonAs you will see below, the agenda is set for a tax-deductible event emphasizing both education and fun. You will find below a schedule of our planned events and other details.

To get any questions answered, please let me know via email sent to or by calling on my direct line, 360.724.7355 (9-5, Pacific Time Zone). Note that a number of organizations – including sweeping companies – have become Sweeper Roundup sponsors by contributing $2,000 toward event expenses. All proceeds will go toward funding the World Sweeping Association’s Memorial Scholarship Fund!

WSA’s Sweeper Roundup Agenda

Friday, September 15th; 6:30pm to 9pm

Junkyard Wars LogoOpening Night Event: Contractors will be bused from their hotel to our opening night event, which will take place at a local area restaurant. There will be a no-host bar and a special screening of the 2002 episode of The Learning Channel’s “Junkyard Wars” television show.

The episode pitted a team of ‘gearheads’ led by former Elgin Sweepers’ engineer, Brian Giles, against a similar team led by Schwarze Industries’ vice-president, Jim Adair. Gale Holsman, our Roundup host contractor, acted as judge for the entertaining and often hilarious show. Click here if you want to review’s coverage of that event.

Saturday, September 16th; Morning and Afternoon Events


Educational Sessions

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Educational Seminar Sessions: On Saturday morning, starting at 8am, we will offer a series of four seminars in two different time slots, 8am – 9:30 and 10am – 11:30. These are:

8am – 9:30am

• Building a Foundation for Sweeping Company Profitability presented by Gale Holsman, President of American Companies (30+ years experience)

• Marketing in the 21st Century presented by Ranger Kidwell-Ross, Editor of and Director of WSA (29 years experience) and Shannon Holsman, marketing manager, American Sweeping, Inc. (30+ years experience) 10am – 11:30am • Maintenance to Minimize Downtime and Maximize Vehicle Longevity presented by Melvin Cason, ASCE-Certified Technician, Clean Sweep, Inc. (40+ years experience) Signup Button• Maximizing Profit by Leveraging Existing Customers presented by Michael Nawa, president of Custom Maintenance Services, Inc. (30+ years experience) and Warren Burge, co-owner of Clean Sweep, Inc. (30+ years experience) 11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch and Learn Roundtable Members of WSA’s Advisory Board and manufacturers’ representatives will answer questions in a roundtable discussion that will include a catered lunch. Ranger Kidwell-Ross will moderate. 1:00pm – Buses Leave for Afternoon Venue, Gail’s Harley Davidson Buses will take attendees to the nearby site of our afternoon events. We anticipate sweepers from Elgin, Global, Nitehawk, Ravo and Schwarze Industries will be on display. Sweeper Rodeo will take place, as well. Also, vintage and classic cars will be on display and a chili cookoff will be taking place nearby. Attendees may also tour the beautiful facilities of Gail’s Harley Davidson, one of the leading Harley dealerships in the United States. 4:30 – 5:00pm – Buses Leave for Hotel Time will be made available for preparing for the evening’s slate of events.

Saturday, September 16th: Evening Events

6:00pm – Buses Leave for Holsman Stables

BBQ, Live Music and Bonfire at Holsman Stables.

Holsman Stables

The Roundup’s evening event will be held in a country setting at the rural Holsman Stables. Attendees will be bused from their hotel to the venue, at which there will be a live band, sweepers on display, a campfire and hayrides.

At this event prizes for the Rodeo winner (and big loser…) will be presented and attendees should expect a number of other fun surprises – including a reprise of “The Sweeper Band,” which will perform several sweeper-themed knockoffs of popular songs.

Signup ButtonAlthough attendees may stay as late as they’d like, the band will quit at 10pm. Buses will be available throughout the evening to take people back-and-forth to their hotel.

Sunday, September 17th: Farewell, Bon Voyage, Adieu

Personal sweeper demonstrations and last minute info and assistance. WSA and Roundup Staff will be available at the host hotel to assist the needs of any attendees. Individual, manufacturer-led, sweeper demonstrations may be held and/or scheduled for different time slots on Sunday.

We Hope You Can Join Us!

WSA LogoWe couldn’t be more excited about organizing the first-ever, independent power sweeping conference, WSA’s 2017 Sweeper Roundup. Here is your signup link that includes a link for reserving accommodations at the Roundup’s host hotel, Holiday Inn Express. We have negotiated room rates with them for just $99 to $109/night.

Although organized by the World Sweeping Association, we would not be able to offer attendance for such a low amount if it weren’t for all of the following sweeping industry companies. There’s still time to join us as a sponsor: Remember, all proceeds will benefit the WSA’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.



Consider this your ‘engraved invitation’ to attend America’s first-ever independent power sweeping conference. You know this is an event that people will talk about for years to come and you know you’ll want to be there!

Signup ButtonIf you want to attend, now is the time to go to our Sweeper Roundup Signup Page. To get any questions answered, please contact the WSA office via email sent to or by calling on my direct line, 360.724.7355 (9-5, Pacific Time Zone).

If you’re a contractor then there is also no better time to join the World Sweeping Association. Here is where you can review the many benefits of WSA membership.

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Executive Director, World Sweeping Association Editor,

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