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 sources of bulk road salt in the Chicagoland area and the demand in relation to the current market.
“Johnson’s firm, Midwest Salt, was one of the firms boosting import levels. After hearing municipalities didn’t get bids in the state’s procurement process, he found 100,000 tons of salt to buy in Latin America and paid to have it shipped, in two loads, through the Panama Canal, up the Eastern Seaboard and through the St. Lawrence Seaway. At Quebec City, Quebec, the salt was transferred onto a lake-going ship that delivered the product to a terminal near 106th Street on the South Side.”