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salt increase

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by HOLLYWOOD, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. HOLLYWOOD

    HOLLYWOOD Member
    Messages: 70

    theres a salt shortage in my area.
    so prices have gone up. would you guys raise your price for salting?
    If yes , would you send a letter or what? I didn't put anything in my contracted about shortage pricing
     
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I would say it depends on how your contract is worded. If the salting is provided for at a given price and no allowance for a mid-season increase, then you need to honor your commitment. Lesson learned for next year.
     
  3. Rtom45

    Rtom45 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Also, depending on how your contract is written, and what kind of understanding you have with your customers, you may be able to "dilute" your salt with something less expensive like sand or grit. Just keep it away from entrances.
     
  4. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Every year there is a "salt shortage". Don't give it a second thought. Maybe do a search on salt shortage. You may see there is nothing to worry about.
     
  5. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    salt shortage again

    Yes in Akron Cleveland OH area there is the evil salt shortage at low prices. If you have money you have salt. Several suppliers have cut off people. I heard City of Pittsburg has run out of salt. Cant get it up river.

    We have got a seasions worth of snow already in Akron OH area. I am setting fair on salt. Ya have to have your own storage area...

    Dave