Staggering cost of salt use

Bulk salt is a stable in winter snow and ice control. Recent studies have examined the real cost of salt use for winter maintenance. Here we reference a presentation for the Road Salt Symposium by Carolyn Dindorf of Fortin Consulting, Inc. The study focused on data from Minnesota’s Government and Private costs via St. Anthony… Read more »

DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup Newsletter

National APWA Excellence in Snow & Ice Award Winner Village of Buffalo Grove After their annual review, the Village of Buffalo Grove Public Works Department revised their winter maintenance plan for 2014 – 2015 to achieve the highest level of service possible at the lowest possible cost. The new plan was created by a team… Read more »

Dangerously Salty Fresh Water? It Is Happening.

There is no denying the urban sprawl in America is spreading. Researchers found startling data in freshwater lakes of the Northern United Sates. Too many chlorides in salt can do damage to many areas of life, from killing off plants and trees or stunting reproduction of beneficial animal to environmental catastrophes like Flint, Michigan. Researchers… Read more »

Bulk Salt IS SHIPPING!

For the past 8 weeks, our vessels have been moving in to the coastal stevedore sites along the East Coast and Gulf Coast. Filled to the brim with 50,000+ tons high quality bulk rock salt that has been making it’s way to our customers across the country by vessel, barge, train-car loads, and dump trucks…. Read more »

Learn To Reduce Chloride Emissions – Chloride Conscious

Midwest Salt has sponsored ChlorideConscious.com to help their chloride reduction movement. They aim to reduce chloride emissions from snow and ice management by giving a free collection of data and articles on how to use chlorides more efficiently. We recognize a problem with chlorides damaging waterways and the environmental impacts this causes. There are numerous studies that document… 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 »

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 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 »

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 »