The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) and the Landscape Management Network (LMN) have entered a multi-year agreement that will broaden their previous collaboration on training and educational programs. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.
Martin Tirado, SIMA’s chief executive, said the agreement will enhance the value of SIMA membership and deliver high-quality training to the snow industry.
“SIMA and LMN have built a solid working relationship and, to date, we have trained hundreds of snow professionals together,” Tirado said. “The next several years will see even more focus on helping snow professionals develop their skills and abilities in estimating and managing snow effectively.”
SIMA is the non-profit trade association representing the snow and ice removal industry. LMN develops and hosts a variety of software for landscape contractors – including sales, budgeting, estimating and job-tracking tools, among others – and offers training through live and online workshops.
Tirado said SIMA and LMN collaborated on training more than 150 people in six separate events across the United States and Canada in 2015. The new agreement, which lasts through 2018, will result in more hands-on workshops regionally, as well as delivering relevant snow-specific content through the SIMA Library.
“Our company is forever linked to education, and we are focused on developing intelligent snow and ice practices that are beneficial to owners and their employees,” says Mark Bradley, CEO of TBG Environmental and LMN. “With the launch of this new relationship with SIMA, LMN has the opportunity to make a significant impact in several critical areas in the industry, including service, efficiency and profitability.”