Elgin Sweeper Joins NASCAR Green® To Support New Track Drying Initiative
- Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Client News
ELGIN, Ill. (March 31, 2014) –Elgin Sweeper, a division of Federal Signal Corporation and the leading manufacturer of street sweepers for general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications, has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement allowing the company to become an official partner with NASCAR Green, the sustainability arm of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR). The new alliance makes Elgin Sweeper an Official NASCAR Green Partner, with the designation “Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green.”
Elgin Sweeper will be present at each NASCAR race event weekend to support NASCAR's Air Titan equipment to dry rain-soaked racetracks, saving jet fuel and reducing NASCAR’s overall carbon footprint. In addition to supporting the Air Titan equipment with the Elgin Crosswind® Specialty Track Sweeper, Elgin Sweeper will help clean and dry the tracks during caution periods if necessary.
“The entire team at Elgin Sweeper is extremely proud of our new partnership with NASCAR, and proud to join a growing roster of companies using the NASCAR Green platform to validate technologies – like our green, energy-efficient, low-emissions EcoInfused™ Technology solutions for street sweepers – that positively impact the environment,” said Mike Higgins, vice president and general manager of Elgin Sweeper Company. “It’s our hope that this partnership will reduce the number of NASCAR races postponed or shortened due to wet weather conditions. By helping racing fans learn more about innovative green programs and energy solutions, we have the added benefit of helping to build a more sustainable future.”
“NASCAR is proud to welcome Elgin Sweeper to the more than 20 Official NASCAR Green Partners that utilize the platform as a proving ground to validate their green technologies,” said Dr. Mike Lynch, NASCAR vice president of green innovation. “Elgin as a clear leader in its industry will help further reduce the environmental impact of NASCAR while engaging the broadest and most relevant consumer and business audience in the world of sports for Elgin products.”
Elgin Crosswind® Specialty Track Sweeper
The regenerative air Crosswind Specialty Track Sweeper adapts features from Elgin Sweeper’s highly successful Crosswind GRS (glycol recovery sweeper), a special-purpose sweeper used to vacuum liquid glycol from airport runways. This specialty sweeper includes unique features developed for racetrack sweeping, track drying and conditioning, such as a side air-blast nozzle, a reverse sweep system, a 20,000 CFM-rated blower and a hydraulically-driven side broom with plastic bristles.
In addition to sweeping the racetracks, the Elgin Sweeper Crosswind Specialty Track Sweeper can also quickly and efficiently remove standing water, rubber and debris in and around the pit area, which contributes to the overall safety of the racers, their crews and spectators. The sweeper’s powerful blower is ideally suited for locations such as grass on the inside field, pit areas and weepers (cracks on a racetrack where water seeps through).
According to Higgins, the speed and maneuverability of the Crosswind Track Sweeper ensures prompt response on and off the track. “This sweeper can get from job to job and make quick work of any sweeping challenges that come up before, during and after a race,” he said.
Elgin Sweeper EcoInfused Technology Initiative
“The technological innovations developed by Elgin Sweeper as part of the EcoInfused™ Technology initiative will provide the powerful performance, fuel economy and overall value our municipal and contractor customers demand from their sweeping equipment,” Higgins said.
EcoInfused™ Technology combines science and innovation to produce more environmentally efficient sweepers. This initiative represents years of unmatched innovation and success combining the science of alternative fuels, high-efficiency dust, debris and particulate removal, advanced filtration systems, improved horsepower management and water conservation technology. This provides Elgin Sweeper’s contractor and municipal customers the ability to do more with less.
NASCAR’s transformative efforts in Green have established the league as the leader in sustainability across all of sports. Through strategic partnerships with teams, tracks and Official Partners, NASCAR Green continues to set new benchmarks. NASCAR’s corporate headquarters in Daytona Beach, the International Motorsports Center, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. NASCAR also has the largest renewable energy stadium project in the world, Pocono Raceway, which powers more than 250 homes in the region.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information, visit: www.nascar.com and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.
About Elgin Sweeper
This year, Elgin Sweeper celebrates 100 years in business. As one of the most enduring brands in North America, Elgin Sweeper joins an elite list of companies that have reached the century mark. Established in 1914, Elgin Sweeper is at the forefront of the sweeping industry, advancing the use of cleaner, safer, and healthier energy technologies. Offering the latest sweeping technologies – mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air, alternative fuel and waterless dust control – to municipalities, contractors and industries, the company is committed to providing exceptional sweeper performance while reducing the overall negative impact of air and water pollution on the environment. For more information on Elgin Sweeper, visit www.elginsweeper.com and follow Elgin Sweeper at http://www.Facebook.com/ElginSweeper.
Sold and serviced through a network of more than 100 dealer locations worldwide, Elgin Sweeper products are the sweepers of choice for a variety of general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications. With 100 years of experience, Elgin Sweeper offers municipalities, contractors and industries the most sweeper options in the country, using the latest sweeping technologies—mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air, alternative fuel and waterless dust control. Elgin Sweeper is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation’s Environmental Solutions Group. For more information, visit www.elginsweeper.com.
Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates three groups: Safety and Security Systems, Environmental Solutions and Fire Rescue. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: www.federalsignal.com.
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