Why You Need a Snow & Ice Management Plan

HAVING A SNOW AND ICE MANAGEMENT PLAN IS IMPORTANT FOR EMPLOYEE SAFETY, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE.

AS AN EMPLOYER, WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER ONE GOAL? Oftentimes it’s to keep your employees and customers happy, healthy, and safe. Most of the time that’s a simple feat, but winter weather can make it a tad more difficult — and that’s why it pays off to be prepared.

Slick parking lots, sidewalks, and stairs due to snow and ice can be a disaster waiting to happen. People are normally cautious when they know it’s slick, but accidents happen, and black ice can seemingly pop up out of nowhere, surprising even the most cautious pedestrians.

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Winter Weather Alert – March 10

Special Precautions

Please use caution when you travel to your property as walkways and drives may be hazardous. If ice or snow is reported, our crews will be mobilizing. We ask that you please be mindful of your footing while walking.

Update Us on Your Needs

If current customers have any updates or special requests regarding your winter snow management plan, you are invited to reach out to our Quality Help Desk via the email alert. Our team is standing by to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about our snow services visit our Snow and Ice Maintenance page.

Winter Weather Alert

The National Weather Service is predicting the following winter conditions for the locations below:

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Winter Predictions

El Niño officially came to an end in early June, ending a period of unusually warm climatic conditions across North America. But don’t put away your shovel just yet. As we look forward to the upcoming winter season, the experts at NOAA are anticipating heavy snowfall and periods of bitter cold as a new La Niña system develops in the Pacific.

La Niña is the cool counterpart to El Niño and is characterized by unusually low ocean temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific. La Niña puts emphasis on the northern jet stream while weakening the southern jet stream, keeping moisture in the northern tier of the country.

“La Niña will bring its full impacts to the U.S. throughout the winter season,” said AccuWeather winter weather expert Paul Pastelok. “Colder-than-normal conditions are predicted to grip the northern Rockies and Plains over the late fall and into the winter, with some harsh spells at times. During the coldest periods in the winter, nighttime temperatures could drop into the minus 30 to minus 40-degree range.”

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As moisture gets trapped in the north-central Midwest by La Niña, the cold conditions could result in a winter with record snowfall.

This could be a good time to tune up your skis and give Perficut a call to handle the rest.

To learn more about our industry-leading snow and ice management services, click HERE.

For more information about La Niña visit: AccuWeather.com

Mission Possible

In the post Maytag-era, Kim Didier and the team at DMACC Business Resources are investing in the future through a creative approach to economic development.

STORY BY NICK TAYLOR  |  IMAGES BY PHILLIP HARDER AND CHARLIE WITTMACK

Kim Didier moved home to Iowa 17 years ago with an infant in arms, a husband in tow and a new masters degree framed and ready to hang.  The gig that prompted the move from Indianapolis was a leadership role with the City of Newton, supporting employment at the City’s biggest employer, Maytag.  As she and her husband drove west, back to the arms of friends and family, life was full of possibility. Continue reading "Mission Possible"

Our Worst Customer

THE STORY ON HOW PERFICUT’S DRIVE TO BE THE BEST RESULTED IN THE COMPANY DECIDING TO BECOME IT’S OWN WORST CUSTOMER – SO THAT AN ACTUAL CLIENT NEVER WOULD.
It’s 4:15 in the morning and Kory Ballard is behind the wheel of his truck tracking his route across central Iowa. With his usual modesty, Ballard describes the conditions as “full” – which is a nice way of saying terrible. The temperature has dropped below zero and snow is falling at a rate of more than an inch per hour. The city streets haven’t been plowed but he doesn’t seem to notice. He has a hunter’s focus and hunters don’t waste time taking note of the shortcomings of others.

A smart phone has been set in the console next to him. It’s a simple device, but the key to what’s unfolding. The phone has been loaded with site maps and snow plans, and is linked together with 250 other Perficut employees and service providers who are entering data, recording photographs, and reporting on their progress in real-time as the storm is unfolding.

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