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This Early Sign of Road Failure is a Threat to Driving Safety, Public Health and the Environment

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Is it Really That Good?

Every now and then we are approached with claims of how a product of all products, will solve all or our problems! It can be the latest cell phone, new car or any number of snake oils. I have talked … Continue reading

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Response to Recent Comments.

I truly appreciate comments from folks that take the time to read my post. I had a couple of comments recently from David S., regarding the Mixing of Calcium Chloride w/BOOST and salt brine. David questions the fact that Beet … Continue reading

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Gathering Deicing Information by Storm Event!

I have been asked numerous times why a product or a deicing method didn’t work during the last storm, It worked before?? There are lot’s of reasons. What was the temp, surface or air? What was the application rate? Was … Continue reading

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Winter Is Here, Some Things To Watch!

Well, it’s here….. 12+ inches of snow in southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana yesterday. With that, comes some pretty extraordinary claims from deicer salesmen. I wanted to review a few things with you in regard to making your decision on … Continue reading

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Deicing Science for Non-Scientists – 2013 APWA Snow Show.

Educating Ice and Snow Professionals on Deicing – – – Visit our booth #430 and speak with OxyChem & Great Lakes Chloride representatives: Joe Althouse to present at 2013 APWA Snow Show, April 7 – 10, Charlotte, NC. This session … Continue reading

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Are Some De-Icer Claims Full of Baloney?

I really feel the need to re-post a presentation done by Joe Althouse, Chemical Engineer for Occidental Chemical Corporation. I have known Joe for some time now and I have to say, he know’s of what he speaks. If he … Continue reading

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