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Bulk Salt By the Barge Load

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by rnblase, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    We have just secured 7 barges of salt that will be in Lemont, IL by the second week of December it is being sold on a first come first serve basis. the price is $120 per ton and a barge is loaded to aproximatly 1500 tons.

    Half due upon ordering and the other half due when the barge is loaded in New Orleans
    Minimum order is 1 Barge Load..
    Also available in St. Louis
    If interested call
    314-614-2100
    ASI Management
    www.saltbin.com

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  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    see now thats what im talking about... that $120 , thats picked , not delivered?
     
  3. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    yes you would have to pick it up.
    Rick
     
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    do you have any connection on trucking? my other supplies deliver it for me... no semi here
     
  5. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Ya I can get trucks for you. Give me a call
     
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    ill keep it in mind, im not looking to buy that much , but if you get a few ppl , that want less let me know. im sure trucking it wouldnt be chao at all, your about 2 hrs from me
     
  7. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    wow $90,000.00 now and $90,000.00 in 10 weeks let me get my check book.
    Oh and let me call 30 semi trains to haul it
    What a deal
     
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    well if you need that much maybe it is -
     
  9. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    what kind of barge only holds 1500 ton?????? sounds like a scam...
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2008
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    That's what I was thinking.
     
  11. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Chunks and powder, solar salt that goes through the spreader fast, right?
     
  12. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    hey cet this is crazy!!!!!!!1500 ton on a barge??......o i'll take a load, lets see here, let me get $90,000 in cash and give it to someone i've never done business W/ before for a down payment on salt that i wont get till December...
     
  13. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    not sure where Lemont IL is but the river closes here long before then
     
  14. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I have 150 tons in the shed now. 10 times that is a pretty small boat.
     
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i used to know, how much should a barge hold?

    if i had $180,000 to prepay for salt i think i would just retire
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

  17. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Lemont is by Joliet. They move alot of grain threw there boys. If the rivers freeze up, it is usually not till Jan/Feb if they even do. Last season they did in Jan.
     
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I sure it is different south of here but the river gets closed, for service to the locks and damns, not necessarily because of freeze up
     
  19. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    These are river barges they hold 1500 to 1600 tons. I believe you were thinking of a Vessel that holds 40,000 tons. We bought two of them and out of the 80,000 tons we only have 10,500 tons left = 7 barges. So if think this is a scam then just buy salt from your normal supplier.
    We try to offer the best product that is available at good prices for our customers. I can not help that the major salt producers have cut most of the contractors off this year and you are left buying salt for as high as $160 per ton. Last year I was selling salt for $52 per ton in the St. Louis area this year it is $115 per ton. as far as the shortage goes there is plenty of salt out west and in other country's, the part that drives up the cost is the shipping.

    Thanks
    Rick
    ASI Management
     
  20. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    for any one that want a PDF version of what cet posted on barges here u go
     

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