12/11/2015 6:00:00 AM
Ariens Company employees visited New York City from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, to deliver Ariens® snow equipment to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at ground zero.
The memorial grounds crew currently uses Ariens snow equipment, including Sno-Thros® and Power Brushes, to maintain the 16 acres of land where the memorial is located. On this trip, Ariens Company employees delivered an Ariens Path-Pro®.
Ariens snow products are an important part of keeping the September 11 Memorial & Museum clear of snow. Because the memorial's walkways are made of cobblestone and granite, heavy, wet snow is often difficult to clear. The combination of the hardworking grounds crew and Ariens snow products, though, helps the memorial stay safe and clear of snow all winter long.
The Sept. 11 memorial's landscape is unlike any other place in New York City. According to the memorial's website, "More than 400 trees surround the reflecting pools. Its design conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis."
"Swamp white oak trees create a rustling canopy of leaves over the plaza," the website continues. "This grove of trees bring green rebirth in the spring, provide cooling shade in the summer and show seasonal color in fall. A small clearing in the grove, known as the Memorial Glade, designates a space for gatherings and special ceremonies."
In addition to donating equipment, Ariens Company employees trained the Sept. 11 memorial crew on how to safely use and maintain the Ariens products, ensuring that the equipment will power through New York's long, snow-filled winters for decades.
"We're honored to have had the chance to visit the September 11 Memorial & Museum," said Ariens Company District Manager Jonny Gamelin. "The fact that Ariens units are being used to keep this facility safe is something our company is truly proud of."
Ariens Company would like to thank the passionate people of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum's maintenance department, including Vincent Lupi, senior project manager of facilities; Tony LoCasto, chief engineer; and Dreu Beers, senior director of engineering.
Ariens Company looks forward to continuing our relationship with the September 11 Memorial & Museum, and we are honored to have our products be a part of this sacred place."