Latest News

One of the most important aspects of owning a sweeper is having the operational knowledge and adhering to service intervals, proper maintenance and filter changes.

When our Cities buy Global sweepers, they don’t just by a street sweeper, but everything else that comes with it. Servicing and parts support is one of the most important aspects of any equipment purchase, and having the right partners to help you along the way makes a big difference.

National Joint Powers Alliance Is Now Sourcewell

Sourcewell Logo SM

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Chelsea Ornelas

218-895-4164  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Joint Powers Alliance is now Sourcewell
Self-funded Minnesota government purchasing cooperative positions itself for future growth.

Share: sourcewell.co/announcement

STAPLES, Minn. (13 June 2018) -- National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) has announced the launch of its new brand name, Sourcewell, to better reflect its purpose and to position itself for ongoing local and national growth. Founded as an Educational Cooperative Service Unit (ECSU) for its five-county region in 1978, the organization's core focus on education and schools has continued as it has expanded to serve other government entities and nonprofits in Minnesota and across the country.

This year, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary, Sourcewell is a $3 billion self-funded agency, making it the largest government purchasing cooperative of its kind in the country. Its nearly 20-percent increase in contract purchasing volume in 2017 translated to continued reinvestments in its member communities. Dr. Chad Coauette, executive director and chief executive officer of Sourcewell, anticipates that the organization’s contract purchasing volume will triple over the next five years, all of which will be dedicated to the public service work of its members.

“Our story is a true win-win-win for our members, our service providers, and the community members where we serve,” says Coauette.

In a world filled with acronyms, the name Sourcewell stands out and begins to describe the organization’s purpose and mission. The name change also better positions the organization for future growth. For members, vendors, and partners the name change is the only change. Sourcewell's mission, vision, values, and nationwide cooperative purchasing program remain the same.

Created as a purpose-driven agency, Sourcewell is government serving government, unlike almost all other cooperatives. Sourcewell’s value to its members begins with its vetting and establishment of partnerships with hundreds of national manufacturers and service industries. Schools, other government agencies, and nonprofits who are members of Sourcewell are then able to make purchases from these approved partners, saving them valuable time in the procurement process.

In addition, members save money because of the purchasing scale advantage they gain from being part of the cooperative. Whether purchasing buses or school food in districts across the country, supporting the shift to a municipal waste service in Alabama or the conversion to hybrid/electric vehicles in California, Sourcewell’s more than 32,000 members benefit from a breadth of support and services. Currently, 96% of the organization's members are from states outside Minnesota, including New York, Texas, Alabama, and California.

Sourcewell’s proven business model of service will drive ongoing community reinvestment. Money saved at the local level allows members to contribute a greater percentage of their operating funds to the true purpose of their institutions.

“Our ability to bring such diverse resources to our members in a cooperative purchasing structure reflects our commitment to be a trusted partner and the best solution source, as reflected by our new name,” says Coauette.

202 12th Street NE | P.O. Box 219 | Staples, MN 56479 | 888-894-1930

www.sourcewell-mn.gov

 

Global Environmental Products will be providing Caltrans with sweepers that will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

Sourcewell Contract#: 122017 - GEP
 Category: Roadway Maintenance, Asphalt, Snow & Ice

Sourcewell Contract Awarded to Global Environmental Products, Inc.

Sourcewell Contract#: 122017-GEP
Category: Roadway Maintenance, Asphalt, Snow & Ice

February 13, 2018
Published in Latest News

After The Ball Drops!

After The Ball Drops!

Global Street Sweepers Clean Sweep NYC Times Square

The Future Is Here With Global Environmental Products Leading The Way

Finding the right street sweeper to do the job can be a difficult task. Street sweepers, just like other tools, are meant to do one job– clean and sanitize the streets. Global Sweepers are built specifically for that job. Our Mechanical Sweepers have many options for many different applications which include Heavy Duty Sweeping Package, Large Stainless Steel Hoppers, powerful brooms, leaf gate systems, etc.

Happy New Year from Global Environmental Products!

As we reflect on 2017, we are very grateful for everyone that made this past year such a success. All of us at Global Environmental Products would like to wish our industry friends, current Global Sweeper users, future Global Sweeper users and our partners in our dealer network a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

Looking ahead to 2018, Global Environmental Products is committed to continued development of the most innovative, efficient and reliable street sweepers the industry has to offer. From our redesigned cabs and new standard features to our new traction and suspension systems of our three-wheel sweepers, there are plenty of reasons to check in with Global Environmental Products throughout the upcoming year. Global Environmental Product’s latest state-of-the-art alternative-fuel vehicles are so innovative they truly have never been seen is municipal equipment manufacturing before.

If you are already a proud owner of a Global Sweeper, thank you and please ask us about what’s new for 2018. If you are considering the purchase of a new sweeper in 2018, take a look at what Global can offer you.

 

Page 1 of 3