Newport, Ky. -- Divisions Maintenance Group, a provider of facilities maintenance services for retail properties, recently purchased 19 box plows for its Denver district in preparation for the 2013-14 snow season. This represents the largest influx of box plows purchased by the company in one year for one specific district.
“We’ve seen a substantial increase in the amount of retail parking lots over 250,000 sq. ft. that we’re servicing in the Denver area,” said Bill Volz, VP of field operations for Divisions. “Based on historical snow accumulation trends, we knew that we needed to increase the amount of equipment staged and ready for use on the properties.”
Because pricing for snow removal services is extremely competitive for retail properties, the use of box plows is growing in popularity with snow removal companies. They are designed to move maximum yards of snow in minimal time, while maintaining a high level of efficiency and the integrity of the pavement beneath. Ultimately, these plows can push snow up to five times faster than a standard snow plow.
“With the winter weather conditions we’ve seen in Denver in the past few years” said Volz, “snow removal companies have to adjust strategies for snow removal. Ultimately the box plows will help us avoid equipment failures and give our customers a greater peace of mind.”
As the 2013-14 snow season commences, Divisions holds snow removal contracts for over 1,300 retail properties nationwide.