In early April, Ranger Kidwell-Ross of WorldSweeper.com sat down with Brian Naftal to discuss the unprecedented increases in raw materials. Plastic resin and steel commodities are at record highs and have impacted pricing throughout the sweeping industry. Below is the conversation that first appeared last week on the WorldSweeper website. Continue reading “Rising Commodity Prices Impact Sweeping”
We are please to announce the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Pooler, Georgia. Pooler is located just outside of Savannah and allows Keystone to better service the southeast while expanding production capabilities.
Convoluted wafers have a wavy, convoluted design. The inside ring of the wafer gets pressed to make the convoluted shape. There are no spacers needed with convoluted wafer. There is, however, a specific way they need to be installed. Once you get the placement right, convoluted wafers are much easier to install as there is no need for a spacer.
As we wind down the 2020 year, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season. This year has been challenging in many ways and this time of year we need to take a moment to appreciate all the positive things in our personal and professional lives. Continue reading “Happy Holidays from Your Friends at Keystone!”
Keystone Plastics, a leading manufacturer of street sweeping brooms and brushes, has partnered with 1-800-SWEEPER to supply their North American sweeping partners with replacement street sweeping brooms.
Keystone manufacturers OEM quality replacement brooms for all model street sweepers and will be the exclusive supplier of brooms to 1-800-SWEEPER.
Why do OEMs typically use the best quality products for their new equipment? The answer is simple. They want the equipment to perform at its optimal condition when you decide to purchase their product. No one wants to replace the burners in their new Weber grill a couple of weeks after bringing it home. Especially when the neighbors are on their way over expecting that famous barbecue you’ve been bragging about.
Dear Valued Customers and Partners,
We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well during this time of uncertainty.
On Saturday, the Governor of NJ ordered all non-essential businesses in the state to close in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Keystone Plastics is considered an Essential Business and will continue full operations for the foreseeable future.
Welcome to Part 3, of our series Everything You Need To Know About Street Sweeping Brooms featuring Gutter Brooms.
Gutter brooms, or side brooms are the brooms on the side of street sweepers, usually pick-up sweepers or vacuum sweeper. There are a few sweeper attachments that also have an option for a gutter brooms. Gutter brooms are round in shape and rotate to pull debris from the curb line into the center of the sweeper.
The most common bristle type used in a gutter broom is wire. The wire gives an aggressive sweep and cuts through the curbside debris. There is also a poly bristle option for a gutter broom. Poly is typically used for sweeping airport runways and other applications that require a less aggressive sweep.
Welcome to Part 2, of our series Everything You Need To Know About Street Sweeping Brooms featuring Tube Brooms.
Tube brooms have been around for a long time and have always been a standard in street sweeping. There are three different tube broom styles in order to accommodate the various types of sweepers and different applications within the industry.