Each day surrounding news reports, we hear or read the phrase… “Welcome to what the 'New Normal' is in our world.” With this phrase in mind, don't let complications of the COVID-19 pandemic affect your snowplow wear parts supply.
With potential supply chain challenges and uncertainty of what the virus will bring this winter, being prepared early is the "New Normal" to prevent supply issues in your parts storerooms. Our factory is currently able to produce products at full capacity to support orders and is prepared to help with yours.
While a high demand for snowplow wear parts in the summer is not normal and we know some people tend to wait until the last minute when the snow falls, we recommend everyone place orders early.
Wright Trailers has been selling and manufacturing equipment trailers in Southeastern Massachusetts since 1984. A third generation company started by the owner Dan Wright, after his retirement Dan's son Steven took over the company's day-to-day operations. Wright Trailers specializes in building trailers to a higher standard than the industry. These are trailers made to work and be worked, unlike the cookie-cutter mass produced models sold by their competitors. Wright Trailers also build one-off custom trailers to fit any need including platforms for the popular Tiny Homes, and also trailers to move portable restrooms.
During the winter months when the trailer industry is slow, Wright Trailers sells and services snow and ice control equipment. They are a factory-direct dealer for both BOSS Snowplows and Fisher Snowplows and carry Evolution Edges snow plow wear parts.
"With great pricing, reasonable turn around times, and customer service that is second-to-none, Evolution Edges has made us both very competitive and profitable," said Adam Caron of Wrights Trailers. "We followed salesman Calvin Garner to Evolution Edges after his departure from one of their competitors and haven't looked back. We look forward to doing business with Evolution Edges for many years to come."
More information about Wright Trailers including their products and services can be found on their website - www.wrighttrailers.com
Tips for Routine Maintenance Checks:
- Frequently inspect to see that cutting edges are aligned properly to avoid uneven wear and poor scraping performance.
- To protect the structural integrity of your plow, make sure the plow frame isn't exposed and there is no rubbing on the moldboard.
- Check plow shoes and replace when worn at or below 1/4-inch thick.
- Don't forget to inspect bolts for any that may be missing, loose or corroded. After the first 10 hours of operation, all nuts should be checked with a torque wrench to maintain proper specification.
Evolution Edges and Capabilities collaborate, work opportunities created for people with disabilitiesJan 14 2020
Earlier this winter season, Evolution Edges began a collaboration with Capabilities, a not-for-profit organization that empowers individuals with disabilities through employment opportunities. Workers at Capabilities have been meticulous in sorting, bagging, and boxing hardware kits for Evolution Edges. Upon completion, each hardware kit is placed inside crates with their respective snow plow wear parts orders, and then shipped all over the country among snow-falling states. The sense of pride and attention to detail the workers have dedicated to this project has been greatly appreciated by everyone at Evolution Edges. The effort to neatly package these kits has been well-received among Evolution Edges customers also, as it makes installation of new wear parts an organized and simplified process.
Both Evolution Edges and Capabilities are located in Elmira, NY so this collaboration hasn’t just supported the local economy but it also has assisted in creating more viable opportunities for people who don’t want their disabilities to limit their career goals. “We are excited to be working with Evolution Edges as a new customer,” said Aj Kircher, Executive Director at Capabilities. “Each new partnership contributes to our double bottom line of job creation and revenue to support our mission. We look forward to our continued partnership.”
Capabilities has been operating in Elmira, New York since 1955. The idea for this organization came from the concern of community members who saw persons with disabilities not being employed due to impairments related to their disability. With their recent collaboration with Evolution Edges, and many other companies within the surrounding area, the prospect of continuing to help individuals with disabilities get experience and job opportunities is looking bright within the community.
Prior to joining Evolution Edges, Jason had been with CDOT (Colorado DOT) for the past 7 years. During his time at CDOT Jason had responsibilities of snow & ice maintenance, avalanche mitigation, explosives training and most recently was the Storeroom Manager - Region 5 in Durango, CO.
In addition to road maintenance for all seasons and purchasing, Jason has personally experienced changing out numerous wear parts and plow blades. He will be able to relate well to customers, because as Jason says it, “I’ve seen firsthand the challenges that snowplow operators face in the field.”
“We are pleased to welcome Jason to our company. His knowledge and experience in the field will be a great addition to the Evolution Edges team,” said Daren Lynch - Director, Business Development.
Jason also has a diverse background which includes project management and construction estimation in civil projects. His well-rounded experience will be an asset to the company. When Jason is not working he enjoys camping, hiking, skiing and mountain biking with his daughters.
On December 10, 2019, the Business Journal News Network presented Marc Stemerman of Chemung Supply Corporation, a Business Innovation Award for his company’s commitment to innovation within their snow plow parts manufacturing division, Evolution Edges.
The award was given as part of the Central New York Family Business Awards, recognizing individuals and families that commit to carrying on family business legacies through hard work, countless hours, and thoughtful planning. The theme of the event focused on the slogan, “Behind the success of every business, there is a family.” Chemung Supply Corporation has been a multi-generational family run business for 88 years, originally founded by siblings David and Fanny Snowiss, then later under the helm of Jerry and Myra Stemerman, and now their son Marc.
Chemung Supply has grown into one of the largest highway distribution companies in the Northeastern United States. In 2009, under the guidance of Marc Stemerman the manufacturing division Evolution Edges was formed to meet the needs of the highway plow business. Evolution Edges specializes in both innovation and customer service, and has grown from a modest 5,000 square foot facility, to 35,000 square feet, with two shifts and 32 employees. A commitment to innovation has always been a priority, and blades are manufactured utilizing the latest technology to ensure a modern, high performance operation that is used to produce winter wear products. Stemerman humbly accepted the Business Innovation award, sharing with the audience his sincere appreciation for the dedicated employees who work day-to-day to ensure quality-made products.
Since 1931, Chemung Supply has based its success on two guiding principles, and they are both focused on relationships. The first is relationships with employees. The family learned early on that aside from their actual customers, employees were one of their biggest assets. Although the family worked tirelessly, they became aware of the shortcomings they had, and hired around those. Stemerman stated, “Our employees are some of the most dedicated, hardworking, and smart representatives we have to carry out our philosophy of customer relationships.” The second principle is the customer relationship. Chemung Supply’s sales force has always been available to ensure that their customers receive the solutions they are seeking. “We remain focused on these relationships and face-to-face meetings to create a more personal relationship with the customer, instead of the traditional cold environment of emails and phone calls,” added Stemerman.
Woody’s Municipal Supply Company is a Full-Service provider of Quality Municipal Equipment. They offer Dump Truck Bodies, Sewer Equipment, Roadside Mowers and Boom Mowers, Street Sweepers, Snow Removal Equipment, Tar Kettles, Leaf Vacuums, Wood Chippers, Warning / Strobe Lights, Snow Plow Blades, Street Signs, Street Sign Posts, Steel Culvert, along with Other Equipment and Accessories.
Woody's is family owned (3 generations), and carries 45 years of experience since 1973. They are located 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis in Edwardsville, IL.
"We have had a great working relationship with Evolution Edges and Chemung Supply Corporation for over a decade," said Ryan Szymarek, Parts Manager at Woody's. "The quality of their products, great customer service, and timely shipping has made this relationship and easy one. Highly recommended!"
More information about Woody's Municipal Supply Company can be found on their website - www.woodysmunicipal.com
Equipment Specialists, Inc. is a 50% veteran and 50% woman owned company that has been in business since 1982. We offer truck/van equipment and accessories, as well as snow and ice equipment from all the major manufacturers. What sets us apart is the ability to take on any fabrication need for a customer. We welcome a challenge to come up with a custom solution for any application.
We currently operate out of a 28,000 square foot facility and have a team of roughly 30 individuals. Our team is always training and learning new products or applications to suit the needs of our customers. While we are known for our snow and ice equipment sales, we are so much more. We offer a wide variety of manufacturers to meet any needs for van/truck equipment and accessories.
The company first started in 1894 with Grant Brothers Iron Foundry in Easton, MA. Since then, they have grown from their original 4,000 sq. ft. shop, to their present day 125,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in Holbrook, MA. Having such a large facility allows Grant Steel Company the ability to stock a vast catalogue of products in various sizes on site. They service most of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Southern New Hampshire.
Grant Steel Company’s priority is to ensure that every single customer is completely satisfied with their overall experience. Being in the industry for over 120 years, Grant Steel Company has the knowledge and experience necessary to offer exceptional customer service. Their knowledgeable salesmen have been in the steel industry for over 30 years, which guarantees they will take great care of their customers.
Among the company’s beliefs and values, developing long lasting mutually rewarding relationships with customers and vendors is at the top of the list. “Our relationship with Evolution Edges has been invaluable.” said a representative from Grant Steel Company. “By having such a fantastic vendor relationship, we’re able to supply our customers with a wide selection of cutting edges and plow blades, which are always needed in our New England winters. ”