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Getting Salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by SnoFarmer, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Talked with a buddy that hauls salt, now and then for cargil.
    The roomer is there is a salt shortage.

    have fun.
  2. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Looks like I'll be making a lot of brine this year :)
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    Same news here. :angry:
  4. truckitup

    truckitup Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Herd the same here in upstate NY. Still waiting for pricing as well.
  5. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    I live on the coast,no problem here. Lot's of time for them to restock.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Salt shortage in Illinois. Cargill mine under Lake Michigan is at 60% capacity. The mine is flooding.

    Talk to a local supplier, they've secured enough salt to not run out this year, but, it's going to be at least a 60% price increase.

    Municipalities across the state can't get salt. They are being denied by suppliers.

  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    So they should have plenty of liquid brine......
  8. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,923

    Picture of the Detroit Salt Mine from Today.......payup

  9. liquidchloride

    liquidchloride Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Our indications at this point is the State of Michigan will have about 60%(at best) of the salt contractors will need for an average winter. Those that can stock their entire inventory right now will have a leg up on others. There is a big salt summit in metro Detroit the third week of Aug--we should have a real good idea of our problems then.