Until 1996, when the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) was formed, the thought of those that ‘plowed snow’ as being professional or a snow and ice management business as providing a valuable risk management service was simply unheard of. Snow and ice management was simply ‘something contractors did in the off season’. Not anymore!
What hasn’t changed is the lack of dedicated training opportunities for those who wish to grow their snow and ice management companies. This is where Snowfighters Institute comes in. Snowfighters Institute was created to “forever pursue, research, and develop snow industry training”. This is the first entity fully dedicated to educational pursuits as they pertain to the snow and ice management industry. Here, snow contractors of all sizes gather to discuss specific topics pertaining to all aspects of managing and running a snow contracting operation in small group sessions which allows for interactive and often lively discussions
In 2020, Snowfighters Institute was acquired by GrowTheBench.com. Managing partners Phil Harwood and Neal Glatt work to carry on the legacy that John Allin envisioned and empower the next generation of snowfighters.