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“Sweeping really got started in the 60s,” says Wells. “In the 70s it ramped up with the Tymco 210s, then came Jack Rogers with the what is now the Nite-Hawk. We contacted a couple of television stations and they did interviews and put us on television. It was like an airplane taking off—sit just kept growing through the 80s and 90s.” When Wells saw more competition coming, he started diversifying in the 80s with oor scrubbing and street sweeping. “Diversifying has been a major reason we are still here,” says Wells. “We started doing day stuff too like construction clean up so that by the early 90s, we had diversied enough to stay competitive. When we realized that we needed to work with the unions to stay on jobs, we negotiated with the teamsters in 2007. And, when we realized that CARB was going to go ahead with all of their Ι•Υ±…Ρ₯½ΉΜ°έ”½Π₯ΉΡΌΙ•ΡΙΌ}ΡΡ₯ΉœΊP)]•±±ΜMέ••Α₯ΉœΉ½άΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Μ½ΉΝΡΙՍΡ₯½ΈΝέ••Α₯Ήœ°€y½½Θ€)͍ΙΥ‰‰₯Ήœ°½΅΅•Ι₯…°…Ή₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙ₯…°°΅ΥΉ₯₯Α…°Νέ••Α₯Ήœ°‘₯ΙΠ€)‘…Υ±Μ°Α…Ι­₯Ήœ±½ΠΝέ••Α₯Ήœ°Ι•ΡΙΌ}ΡΡ₯Ήœ°Α½Ιѕȁ͕ΙΩ₯”°Ν₯Ρ”±•…Έ€)Υΐ°…Ή‘…ι…Ι‘½Ύ΅…Ρ•Ι₯…°±•…ΈΥΐΈ€)QΌΙ•΅…₯Έ½΅Α•Ρ₯Ρ₯Ω”°]•±±ΜMέ••Α₯Ήœ…±ΝΌ©½₯Ή•€(Δ΄ΰΐΐ΅Mέ••Α•Θ…́½Ή”½˜Ρ‘”™½ΥΉ‘₯Ήœ΅•΅‰•ΙΜΉ]•±±Μ…±ΝΌ‘…́…Έ₯ΉΡ•Ι•ΝΡ₯Ήœ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́΅½‘•°Έ]•±±ΜMέ••Α₯Ήœ₯́…Έ…ΝΝ•΅‰±δ½˜Α…ΙΡΉ•ΙΜΈ‚M]”‘…Ω”„Α…ΙΡΉ•ΙΝ‘₯ΐέ‘•Ι”Α…ΙΡΉ•Ί‘…Ω”„‘₯™™•Ι•ΉΠΑ•Ι•ΉΡ…”²PΝ…έ]•±±ΜΈ‚M&I΄„Α…ΙΡΉ•Θ°΅δΝ½Έ₯́„Α…ΙΡΉ•Θ°…Ή…Ή½Ρ‘•Θ€Δā½έΉ•Ί…Ι”Α…ΙΡΉ•ΙΜΈ •…ΥΝ”½˜Ρ‘…Π°Ρ‘•δ…Ι”…‰½ΥЁ‘½₯ΉœΡ‘”©½ˆΙ₯‘Ё…ΉΡ‘”½ΉΡΙ…Ρ½Ί݅ΉΡ́ѼΥΝ”Ύ……₯ΈΈ$έ•ΉΠΡ‘ɽ՝ ‘…έݑ•Έ$‘…•΅Α±½ε••Μ…Ή‘…€„±½Π΅½Ι”₯ΝΝՕ́½ΈΡ‘”©½ˆΝ₯Ρ”Έ9½άΡ‘…Ё$‘…Ω”½έΉ•Θ½Α…ΙΡΉ•ΙΜ°$‘…Ω”™•έ•ΘΑΙ½‰±•΅Μ°…Ή½Υȁͅ™•ΡδΙ•½Ι₯́Ι•…ΠΊQ]•±±Μ•αΑ±…₯ΉΜΡ‘…Ё͕ٕɅ°½˜Ρ‘½Ν”Α…ΙΡΉ•Ί…Ι”½ΉΝΡΙՍΡ₯½Έ€}•±΅…Ή…•Ί…ΉΡ‘•δ΅…Ή…”Ρ‘•₯ȁ½έΈ©½‰ΜΈQ‘•δ…Ι”Ρ‘”½έΉ•Θ½½Α•Ι…ѽȁ©ΥΝЁ±₯­”₯Έ„ΡεΑ₯…°Νέ••Α₯Ήœ½΅Α…Ήδ…Ή•… Α…ΙΡΉ•Θ‘…́΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠ‘ΥΡ₯•Μ…±½Ήœέ₯Ρ Ρ‘”½Α•Ι…Ρ₯½Έ…Ή΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠ½˜„©½ˆΉ… ½˜Ρ‘”½έΉ•Θ½½Α•Ι…Ρ½Ί‘…́ё•₯ȁ½έΈΡΙՍ­ΜΈ]•±±ΜMέ••Α₯Ήœ₯́…ΡΥ…±±δΡέΌ½΅Α…Ή₯•Μ聄Ν½±”΅ΑΙ½ΑΙ₯•Ρ½ΙΝ‘₯ΐ…Ή…Έ11 ΈQ‘•δ‘…Ω”…‰½ΥΠ€ΘԁѼ€ΜΐΡΙՍ­Ξ]ΙΥΉΉ₯ΉœΉΌ΅½Ι”Ρ‘…Έ…‰½ΥΠ€Δԁ…Ё…Ήδ½Ή”Ρ₯΅”Έ%˜Ρ‘•δ‘…Ω”„Νέ••Α•ΘΌ‘½έΈ°½Θ•Ω•Έ€ΘΡΌ€ΜΌ‘½έΈ°Ρ‘•δ…ΈΝ•Ή₯Έ„‰…¬ΥΐΈ‚M5½‰₯°‘…́‰••Έ½Υȁ΅…₯ΈΝέ••Α•ΘΝ₯Ή”Ρ‘”€ΰΑΜ²PΝ…έ]•±±ΜΈ‚MQ‘”Q塍Ό€Ψΐΐ₯́…±ΝΌ„΅…₯ΉΝх丁]”…±ΝΌ‘…Ω”„M‘έ…Ι销 www.nasweeper.com JUNE 2012 NORTH AMERICAN SWEEPER 17 CONTINUED ON PAGE 18