We are committed to supporting the following industry organizations dedicated to the advancement of the snow and ice profession, member education and advocating for responsible legislation.
SNOW & ICE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (SIMA)
The Snow & Ice Management Association is a non-profit national trade association for the snow and ice control industry. SIMA provides education, training, events, networking and other resources for snow and ice control professionals, manufacturers and other industry-related people. SIMA’s mission is to raise awareness through networking and education.
ACCREDITED SNOW CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (ASCA)
The Accredited Snow Contractors Association is dedicated to providing snow and ice control professionals with the tools they need to protect their business against risk. In addition to representing the industry with the insurance world, ASCA represents the industry with local, state and federal governments, provides education and certification and fosters networking opportunities among industry peers.
AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION (APWA)r
The American Public Works Association serves professionals in all aspects of public works — a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership over 28,500 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.
Come Alive Outside
Come Alive Outside is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works closely with partners in the landscape and snow and ice control profession, as well as college horticulture and landscape architecture departments, in order to get people off the couch and back outside in communities across North America.
GREEN TRUCK ASSOCIATION (GTA)
The Green Truck Association was established in 2010 as an affiliate division of NTEA in recognition of the growing interest and demand for environmentally friendly products in the work truck industry. The goal of the GTA is to continue the progression of green work trucks through:
- Showcasing green trucks and technology developments
- Serving as the resource for legislative, regulatory and funding initiatives relevant to green truck development
- Supplying market data and technical resources relevant to green truck development
- Sharing timely news on green truck products and initiatives
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS (NALP)
The National Association of Landscape Professionals is the trade association for the landscape industry, representing the voice of more than 100,000 landscape professionals. NALP provides its members with a platform for growth founded on educational resources and peer-to-peer sharing on a national scale, giving members invaluable access to the best ideas and best practices in the landscaping industry. NALP’s mission is to passionately advocate for the economic, social and environmental benefits of the landscape industry.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE WORK TRUCK INDUSTRY (NTEA)
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents nearly 1,800 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to NTEA. The Association provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show® and Green Truck Summit.
NTEA MEMBER VERIFICATION PROGRAM (NTEA MVP)
The NTEA Member Verification Program recognizes companies for successfully implementing specific business standards and processes, and for taking the necessary steps to comply with applicable government regulations. Suppliers and upfitters with MVP status are identifiable to fleet managers and truck dealers as having achieved a higher commitment to excellence by their effective use of safety and quality standards. Program criteria can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies and quality assurance — factors important to dealers, fleets and OEMs.
SNOW CONTROL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS COMMITTEE (SCEMC)
The Snow Control Equipment Manufacturers Committee has operated as a product-related organization under the NTEA since 1979. The SCEMC’s goal is to promote the manufacture and use of safe and efficient snow and ice control equipment. The SCEMC also addresses any regulatory and technical issues that pertain to its specific industry segment.