Welcome to the Midwest Salt Blog. We have collected articles from across the web and written others to help educate our customers and any site visitors whom may be interested in our products. The most important information about bulk salt, ice melt, mulch and liquid ice melter can be found below.

— Tony Johnson, President


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 »

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 »