Author Archives: Dave Budd

About Dave Budd

Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, Great Lakes Chloride, Inc. Serving Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Retired Michigan DOT, October 2010 after 32 years experience in Maintenance/Operations. Specializing in winter operations and liquid de-icers and anti-icers.

Anti-Icing / Pre-Wetting Success Story!

Starting in the early hours of Thursday, 1/29/2015, we experienced a fast moving freezing rain storm in Southwest Michigan. Kalamazoo County Road Commission was prepared for the storm due to adding Anti-Icing to their winter operations plan. Below is a … Continue reading

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Winter is Back With a Vengence!

With the onset of another “Polar Vortex” bringing sub-zero temps, heavy snows and strong winds. Road crews are in for a real challenge keeping the roads clear of snow and ice. This is the time when all the Salesmen’s claims … Continue reading

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Do Your Homework!

Now and then I feature an article on Snow & Ice removal equipment. I would like to take a moment now to include a link to a great friend on mine’s, Mark Lester’s, Blog Post. This give a history of wing … Continue reading

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Just a Thought!

We have experienced a break in the weather here in West Michigan for a few days. And, I was just thinking, sometimes we need to just take a moment and smile. With all the concern about salt shortages, it could … Continue reading

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Can I Use BOOST With Salt Brine?

We have had this question numerous times from Customers. The answer is simple, YES!! Salt brine works faster, colder and has the added benefit of the BOOST* organic additive that ads the residual, helping to keep the salt on the pavement … Continue reading

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Why should You Include Calcium Chloride In Winter Operations.

Calcium Chloride has been a major part of winter operations for decades. Michigan DOT released it’s first results from a study in the early 1970’s, showing the 30% reduction during prewetting for rock salt. Then in 2006, the Ontario Ministry … Continue reading

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How One Township is Maintaining Their Roads!

This is from an article in the “Daily Press & Argus ” “In Livingston County Michigan, Iosco Township Clerk Dan Delmerico said there are no potholes in his municipality. That wouldn’t be the case, however, had voters not renewed a … Continue reading

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