Science and the Art of Ice Melt

NILES HYSELL:September 19, 2011 How does one know which ice melt products to use, when to use it, and how much to apply? Morton Salt and Michigan Technological University conducted an experiment to answer these questions. They analyzed and measured the effectiveness of the most commonly used ice melters in both the laboratory and in… Read more »

Be Prepared for the Snow

Stockpiling road salt is the most important advice when dealing with harsh winters.  The Salt Institute encourages keeping one year’s worth of salt on hand before the snow arrives. Having a year’s worth of salt ordered at once can help you secure the best pricing available and protects you from shortages do to logistics problems. When… Read more »

Join Us At The SIMA Show June 24-27

  The 2015 SIMA show is being held at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Please join us on June 24th-27th at the show. You can register to attend here. Please come see us at our booth number 737 in the center rear of the expo floor. We deliver bulk loads from truckloads to full ocean vessels in the… Read more »

Midwest Salt in the News- Crain’s Chicago Business

Recently Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine featured Midwest Salt’s President, Tony Johnson, in an article about the current salt market. You can view the article entitled, “Rough weather, economic recovery mean improved conditions for salt prices.” by Micah Maidenberg HERE. The article discusses the current pricing of bulk road salt, the reasons for the prices, the… Read more »

Cutting Down On Salt Usage

Snowy Road

Chloride emissions are a real threat to our environment. This article By Mike Lynch, discusses the problems and the efforts being used in Upstate New York to combat the rising chloride levels in the local water supply. Salt in fresh water is diluted in the rainy months but not at a rate higher than is… Read more »

Salt: Mid-season Update By snowmagazineonline.com

Snow Magazine recently released a great article about the current state of the national salt supply. The article discusses the salt shortage of 2014 and the purchasing habits and supply available to snow contractors across america. One interesting bit the author, ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride, wrote was: “So with the deplete supply at the… Read more »

“Where Is The Salt?” By Snow Magazine

Snow magazine wrote an extremely interesting article regarding the apparent bulk road salt “shortage”. At this time Midwest Salt has more than enough bulk road salt to deliver throughout an extremely harsh winter. Even though we have access to these huge amounts of salt available the shortage is real and another harsh winter could tax supplies… Read more »

Salt Shortage of 2014 May Continue

Salt Shortage

Be warned. If current trends continue, the professional snow and ice management industry is facing another salt crisis — limited availability and high prices — heading into Winter 2014-15. http://www.snowmagazineonline.com/snow-061314-salt-crisis.aspx Kevin Gilbride is Executive Director of the Accredited Snow Contractors Association and publisher of Snow Magazine. Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat… Read more »

Mulch Donation to Prairie Grove Elementary

Ms. Wilson, the science teacher for Prairie Grove Elementary, care taker of the student garden in the center of the school.  The garden is set outside and surrounded on all sides by the school.  The garden is absolutely beautiful representing all shrubs, flowers, trees, and grasses naturally from Illinois.  Ms. Wilson called and was upset… Read more »

Midwest Salt agreed to terms with Kissner

Kissner salt supplier

Midwest Salt agreed to terms with Kissner, the leading producer of ice melt products in North America to offer Ice Patrol and to co-pack Midwest Salt’s custom Ice Melt Blend, MVP.

Expectations When Using Liquids As Anti-Icers

Liquid Ice Melt treated surface

Almost all liquids are not specifically designed to melt snow and ice. Liquids are a tool, not a replacement for solid de-icers. Many people in the snow removal industry have high expectations of liquids to melt inches of snow and some companies believe the days of plowing or using rock salt are gone! This is… Read more »

Where Does Water Come From?

Water is generally classified into two groups: Surface Water and Ground Water. Surface water is just what the name implies; it is water found in a river, lake or other surface impoundment. This water is usually not very high in mineral content, and many times is called “soft water” even though it usually is not…. Read more »

Learn About Liquid Ice Melt

Liquid Ice Melt Delivery

Liquids are the Game Changer in a highly competitive market. There are two ways to increase profits, raise prices or be more efficient. Price-conscious customers may be lost if you raise prices doing the same thing you always did in the past. Increasing efficiency enables you to reduce overhead, add customers, and be more competitive… Read more »