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Ice Management

Salt sense: less is more

Embrace a range of tools to help create the safest environment with the least salt possible.

Ice Management

Spraying the Way

October 2018 Snow Business cover story: Processes and best practices guide Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services toward a growing brine program.

Ice Management

Protect your salt supply

Review best practices and resources to consider as you plan for winter and believe salt availability may become an issue.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Stronger supply chain

Fend off “salt shortages” with solid business plan, purchasing strategy.

Ice Management > Sustainability

Evolution of salt management

Capitalize on change and apply best practices to plan, manage and execute strategy.

Ice Management > Sustainability

Building Momentum

Salt reduction initiatives gain steam as organizations work together to explore chloride impacts and remediation efforts.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Shaking up the status quo

Pushing past outdated thinking and obsolete salt use business models will require buy-in from all stakeholders.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Bragging about brine

City of Cuyahoga Falls has saved millions in salt costs as its liquid operation has evolved.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Salt accounting 101

Tracking inventory and product use improves ice management practices.

Ice Management

Banking on a wild guess

Companies who do not calibrate or develop application standards waste money and resources.

Ice Management > Deicing

Liquid use barricades

Hang-ups remain despite readily available resources.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Salt spreader calibration tips

Read tips on why and how to calibrate salt spreaders for ice management efficiency.

Operations > Equipment

The Henry Ford’s drop spreader success

The Henry Ford complex uses drop spreaders to maintain 1.5 miles of sidewalks while reducing grass kill and material usage.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

An ice melting game changer

Ready to graduate from straight rock salt? Treated salt delivers cost savings, improved performance.

Ice Management

All in on ice

April 2017 Snow Business cover story: A commitment to reducing salt use changes culture and processes at Buffalo, NY-based Elbers Landscape Service.

Operations > Equipment

Corrosion Maintenance 101


Protecting your equipment doesn’t need to be an expensive endeavor.

Operations > Equipment

Spreaders: safety first

Review tips for safe spreader installation, operation and maintenance.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Measuring salt loads and proper billing

If you don’t have a truck or loader scale, accounting for your company’s salt usage may require additional considerations to improve accuracy in your overall process.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Calculating true costs of salt brine

Calculating true costs requires more than the price of salt - don’t forget to factor in labor, equipment and materials.

Business > Sales & Estimating

Green snow marketing

Read tips on making an environmental sales pitch that includes deliverables.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Can snow really go green?

Can snow go green? Only if the public, customers and legal community accept the realistic expectations that come with reduced deicer use.

Ice Management > Sustainability

Sustainable snow

In recent years, the industry has seen a shift in focus that extends beyond environmentally friendly products.

Risk Management > Legal

Put liability on ice

Monitoring, product use and timing are keys to a solid contract regarding ice control services.

Ice Management > Deicing

Water content of snow & application rates

An important factor to consider when calculating deicer application rates is the water content in the snow and ice that must be melted.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

What’s in your salt bin?

Learn the difference between mined rock salt and solar salt, pros and cons of each, and buying tips for purchasing salt.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Breaking the salt supply chain

A second consecutive year of supply shortages drives snow contractors to seek salt from nontraditional sources.

Ice Management > Sustainability

Worth its salt

April 2015 Snow Business cover story: Led by Gerry DuBreuil, CSP, Belknap Landscape Co. uses training and certification to reduce application rates.

Ice Management

Ice management evolution

Snow and ice management professionals weigh in on the trends and challenges that are causing a shift in how they do business.

Ice Management

Ice management retrospective

Dale Keep discusses how conflicting agendas have held back progress in ice management practices for the Snow Business 10th Anniversary issue.

Ice Management > Anti-Icing

Anti-icing advantage

Pre-storm applications can help contractors get ahead of the storm and trim labor and salt use.

Ice Management > Deicing

Blending deiciers with sand

Depending on the end goal, blending deicers with sand could be beneficial.

Ice Management > Deicing

Looking at liquids

Salt shortage shifts focus to liquid applications - read about the benefits of using liquids.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Stretching your salt

Client communication and creating a backup plan can help manage salt inventory.

Business > Management

Partners in salt shortage pain

Working with clients to determine options during shortage can result in a more successful solution.


Protection from extreme cold

Read how to protect your equipment and employees when subzero temperatures settle in.

Ice Management > Deicing

Salt usage and ice control tips

Dale Keep discusses tips for reducing salt and maintaining service levels.