Snowfighters Institute Acquired

March 5, 2020

Grow The Bench LLC, a landscape and snow industry online educational resource, announced its acquisition of Snowfighters Institute, the leading educational forum for snow and ice contractors. 

Phil Harwood and Neal Glatt, both managing partners of Grow The Bench, have facilitated events at Snowfighters Institute with founder John Allin.  “They have some exciting plans,” said Allin, “and I am excited to have Snowfighters continue educating snow contractors.” 

New locations, a 2-day event format, and a significantly reduced cost are among the changes announced to make Snowfighters Institute more accessible to more contractors.  “GrowTheBench shares Snowfigheters Institute’s dedication to professionalism and education in the industry,” says Glatt.  “We look forward to carrying on the legacy that John began over a decade ago.”

Snowfighters Institute will hold the following snow industry educational events in 2020:

·       The Inner Circle CEO Forum, April 30 – May 1, Chicago, IL presented by Arctic Sectional Sno-Pushers

·       The Inner Circle CEO Forum May 27 – 28, Cleveland, OH presented by Ventrac

·       Forum for Sales, July 22 – 23, Detroit, MI presented by SnowEx

·       Internal Ops, August 19 – 20, Philadelphia, PA presented by GrowTheBench

·       Grounds & Institutional Snow Management, September 9 – 10, Boston, MA presented by Caterpillar

Registration is currently live but spaces are limited. 

Additional sponsorship opportunties are available.  Please contact for details.

About Snowfighters Institute

Snowfighters Institute was founded by snow industry pioneer John Allin in 2010 to provide world-class education and networking for the professional snow & ice management industry.  John’s vision was to “forever pursue, research, and develop snow industry training.”  Since its inception, more than 20% of the Top 100 snow contractors in North America have attended a Snowfighters event, with an average annual snow revenue of $8.4 million, and cumulatively representing over ¾ Billion Dollars of snow revenue.

About Grow The Bench LLC

Grow The Bench LLC operates, a leading educational and networking resource for the professional landscape and snow industries. Grow The Bench LLC was founded by industry veterans Phil Harwood and Neal Glatt in 2018 to provide a practical solution to the industry labor deficit by offering affordable online courses, professional development, and peer groups.


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