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got salt? I need some in Lansing MI

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Commercial, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Commercial

    Commercial Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hey all you salt brokers, dealers, pimps etc, I need a hundred tons, help a guy out, thanks.

    Lansing, MI $$

    517 712 6178
     
  2. EPM

    EPM Member
    Messages: 94

    It's out there. Just a matter of how much you're willing to pay. Gonna be hard Pressed to get 100 tons delivered for less than $125 a ton now.
     
  3. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    If you find some let me know. We went through about 400 ton last year and feel like I'm getting the run around asking my contact about it this year. Maybe its just too early and were all hitting the panic button after last year but I would rather be prepared.
     
  4. Commercial

    Commercial Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hi Lapeer, we are in about the same boat. I was told a couple more weeks on the quotes also, and don't feel like waiting to find a modified or reduced allotment.
     
  5. EPM

    EPM Member
    Messages: 94

    Who are you guys getting your salt through? I've taken 8 trucks in the last two days from our guy. Are you looking to put a deposit down or buy and take delivery?
     
  6. Commercial

    Commercial Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hi EP, thanks, looking to buy and take delivery.
     
  7. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Why is salt so expensive in Michigan?
     
  8. EPM

    EPM Member
    Messages: 94

    PM me, might be able to get you a cople loads.
     
  9. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I think my guy is just still too busy hauling other things. I just talked to one of there drivers and he had 84 hours last week so the company don't even want to think about salt yet.
     
  10. EPM

    EPM Member
    Messages: 94

    If they're getting any this year they might want to start thinking about it.
     
  11. Commercial

    Commercial Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks EPM, not sure if the pm went through, have a good weekend fellas
     
  12. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I work for a comp who whole sales Salt to various customers here in Iowa. We have 1500 Tons on Order wnd will start getting shipped in this next week. We were told to not take on new customers and look for Price Increases as the Salt mines did not get enought mined this year and trying to play catchup for the High Demand from last season. In my Opinion and from what I am hearing, If you got it be thankful, If not be Looking very Seriously and expect to Pay higher Cost .
     
  13. EPM

    EPM Member
    Messages: 94

    Yep, sorry been tied up all afternoon. You around if i call tomorrow morning sometime?
     
  14. Commercial

    Commercial Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    feel free to call anytime, thanks. Still lookin. Found some in Chicago at the dock, but checking on trucking costs.
     
  15. liquidchloride

    liquidchloride Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    We've been posting the problem for over a month. We don't believe that it's a problem--it's a severe problem. Salt is in short supply and if we get snow early, or often, we will be in the same place most of us were Mid Jan last year--$250 per ton-if you can find it. This is no joke--you need to get your salt and stock it---or start looking at alternative products. Communicate with your property managers--they too are just starting to pick their heads out of their budgets and are realizing salt will be up over 100% from the start of last year. Retail yards are promising pricing by end of week. Sticker shock alert!
     
  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,553

    Well not all of us have those problems. We have 2000 tons locked already at last years price.
     
  17. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    We got 1700 ton's locked in and a $30.00 per ton increase in Price already
     
  18. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Slightly off topic, but our supplier starting getting bagged in last week. The first load was dated 2011, and was hard as a rock. The next load was dated 2012 and almost the same. Last winter we couldn't get any, and now the dealer is trying to dump old crap. Go figure.
     
  19. Snow Tech

    Snow Tech Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Does any body have bulk salt available for sale in Michigan, looking for 200 ton.
     
  20. Snow Tech

    Snow Tech Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    EPM , do you know who might have bulk salt for sale in Michigan or Ohio?