This month kicks off the first of this year’s trade shows. We hope to see you at one of these great events this year.
We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season! As hard as it may be to believe, another year is coming to an end. 2021 has been challenging in many ways with continued raw material and supply chain issues.
Thanks to all the hard work from our internal teams along with our valued suppliers, we have been able to consistently supply the sweeping industry with brooms all year and be the reliable supplier you’ve come to expect.
Rhonda has been an Account Manager at Keystone for over 27 years, working out of our headquarters in South Plainfield, NJ. As Account Manager, Rhonda does it all for our customers, including answering any questions they may have, entering sales orders, preparing quotes, as well as creating/submiting municipal bids. Keep reading to learn more fun facts about Rhonda in this month’s employee spotlight!
Wafers are used to make main brooms for mechanical sweepers, road construction sweepers, and sweeper attachments.
Wafers are individual broom discs that stack on top of each other on a wafer rack to make a full broom core. There are two style wafers – Convoluted and Flat. Convoluted wafers have a wavy shape and flat wafers are well, flat.
Most people tend to stick with whatever broom type or configuration is on the sweeper when the sweeper is purchased. If you’re using flat wafers you may want to see why switching to convoluted can save you time and money.
Announcing Our NEW Customer Portal!
We are excited to announce that access to our Customer Portal is now available to all active customers. The portal will allow access into your account where you can see:
- Sales Orders
- Credit Memos
- Tracking Information
- Account Statements
- And more…
With so many broom types, sweeper models and manufacturers in the industry, Keystone saw a need to develop terminology to help identify the various gutter broom styles and the sweepers they’re used on. Read on to learn more below.
April is nine months in as an Account Manager at Keystone, working remotely from Mechanicsville, VA. With 20 years of experience in street sweeping, April brings a wealth of knowledge of broom products as well as the landscape and players in the industry as a whole. As Account Manager, April is able to assist customers with questions on products, quoting and order entry. She enjoys following things through from start to finish and providing customer support with whatever is needed to ensure satisfaction from the start of their order to the delivery. Keep reading to learn more fun facts about April in this month’s employee spotlight!
After more than 30 years of service and dedication, Jack Moran retires from Keystone Plastics. Continue reading “A Farewell Tribute to Jack Moran”
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”