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Snow, ice created treacherous travel across interior northeastern US into Tuesday

Winter Storm Olympia may have moved out into the Atlantic, but it left Rochester NY with over 18 inches of snow. Is There More Snow in the Near Future?

Rochester New York received over 18 inches of snow during winter storm Olympia. According accuweather.com: “Enough snow and ice has occurred to snarl travel, disrupt daily routines and cause sporadic power outages in a large part of the eastern United States spanning into Tuesday.”

There is another storm developing in the west. We’ll see how it develops as it reaches the east into early next week. For a live weather radar map and developments click here.

TheDuke Company is here to help prepare for the next winter storm, regardless of what it might bring. We carry American Rock Salt (by the bag, pallet or wholesale), a wide selection of deicers, snow removal and construction equipment rentals (including ground heaters). Call us, our top ranked customer service will assist you with expert advice regarding rental equipment or the type and amount of ice melt needed for your application.

Call the Duke Company:
585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).
Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

The Duke Company provides fast delivery for bulk or bagged deicers; in addition to expert advice, excellent customer service and the best values. We pride ourselves on meeting your winter needs with superb service and extensive knowledge and advice regarding snow and ice removal products, heaters and equipment.

We are a proud distributor of Mr. Magic Premium Ice Melt Magic:
  • Combination of five de-icing compounds for maximum effectiveness
  • Environmentally safer: Potassium chloride is known for being environmentally safer than the other chlorides.
  • Low temperatures: Magnesium and calcium chlorides are very effective at low temperatures.
  • Rock salt: its effectiveness (sodium chloride) is enhanced with a coating of CMA (helping prevent new snow from sticking).
  • The orange coloring ensures the proper amount is applied.
  • Works to -25˚F
  • Mr. Magic® is safe on the environment, on concrete and brick, and for pets, and is faster acting than rock salt.
  • Mr. Magic® is a product of The Kissner Group
We also carry:

American Rock Salt (in Bulk, Bag or Pallet).

  • Comprised of 100% natural Sodium Chloride (NaCL).
  • Also known as Halite and Road Salt, is part of the inorganic salt chemical family.
  • Crystalline solid is white and off-white, and has no odor.
  • Safety note:   American Rock Salt complies with the Toxic Substance Control Act.
  • Use common sense when handling Rock Salt & Road Salt by wearing eye
    protection, breathing protection and avoid contact with your skin.
  • While naturally occurring, Rock Salt should NOT be ingested.
  • To avoid caking, store Rock Salt in a dry area with less than 75% humidity.
  • 100% mined in the USA at the American Rock Salt mine located in Hampton Corners, south of Rochester New York.

Download Helpful MSDS & Product Information: 

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Rock Salt Bag

Picture of American Rock Salt

Download Helpful Product Information:MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Mr. Magic®Bag

Since 2004,  the Duke Company has proudly been serving Ice Control professionals throughout New York State with exceptional pricing,  outstanding ice melter products, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service.

 

The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York including:

Callthe Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) for all your snow and ice removal needs and information.

Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to ’55469‘ to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
Car Wash
Concrete / Redi Mix
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

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Source: Snow, ice to create treacherous travel across interior northeastern US into Tuesday

 

Winter Storm Olympia Spreading Snow and Ice Through Northeast and South-The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel Reports Winter Storm Olympia Spreading Snow and Ice Through Northeast and South including Buffalo and Rochester New York.

The Weather Channel has stated Winter Storm Olympia has produced hazardous travel, spreading snow and ice throughout the East. Furthermore, “various winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and freezing rain advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service for Olympia, extending Maine to North Carolina.”

The most significant snowfall accumulations will be in an arc from northern Maine southwest along the Canadian border to western New York, northwest Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. As colder air wraps in behind the low pressure system, some locations from West Virginia to central Pennsylvania and central New York may transition back to snow Tuesday night.

The heaviest accumulations, potentially more than a foot, will likely occur in a swath from the Appalachians to northwest Pennsylvania, western New York and parts of northern New England.
the weather channel snowfall storm olympia

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olympia snowfall forcast olympia tuesday's forecast

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TheDuke Company carries a wide selection of deicers, American Rock Salt (by the bag, pallet or wholesale), snow removal and construction equipment rentals (including ground heaters). Need help? Call us, our top ranked customer service will assist you with expert advice.

Call the Duke Company:
585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).
Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

For example, we are a proud distributor of  Polar Ice Meltby Kissner We can promptly supply you with Polar Ice Meltin bulk, wholesale, pallets and convenient 50 pound bags. Polar Ice Melt is widely respected by Ice Control experts for its exceptional characteristics including:

  • Quick acting in melting ice upon applying.
  • Extensive long lasting time-frame.
  • Capably melts snow and ice to negative 24 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 31 degrees Celsius).
  • Extreme visibility with helpful blue color indicator.
  • Safer on landscaping, vegetation and concrete surfaces vs. many other Ice Melters.

 

Download Helpful Information on Stop Ice Melt

Polar Ice – Ice Melter – Product Sales Sheet

Download Helpful Product Information:

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Vaporizer Pro Grade Fire Crystal Bag

Since 2004,  the Duke Company has proudly been serving Ice Control professionals throughout New York State with exceptional pricing,  outstanding ice melter products, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service.

The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York including:

Callthe Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) for all your snow and ice removal needs and information.

Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to ’55469‘ to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
Car Wash
Concrete / Redi Mix
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By David Szydlowski
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*weather map provided by the weather channel

Cold Temps Followed by a President’s Day Winter Storm for the Northeast

The Weather Channel Predicts Winter Storm to Bring a Mess of Snow, Ice to the Northeast Through Tuesday. Contact Rock Salt and Ice Control HQ.

The Weather Channel has stated that a winter storm will arrive in the Northeast by Monday/Tuesday.  The storm will bring snow, ice, and rain in some northern locations of the East, South and Midwest starting Sunday, continuing into the Presidents’ Day holiday, and Tuesday. The Weather Channel also stated: “The greatest chance for significant snowfall accumulations will be well west and northwest of the I-95 corridor in the Northeast, from the Appalachians to western Pennsylvania, western, central and Upstate New York. Locations from Boston to Washington, D.C. may see a mixture of precipitation types before transitioning to plain rain.”

the weather channel winter storm president's day 2

the weather channel winter storm president's day

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Contact  Duke Company for your snow and ice removal needs. We carry a wide selection of deicers, American Rock Salt, snow removal and construction equipment rentals (including ground heaters). Need help as to what would be the best approach? Call us; our top ranked customer service will assist you with expert advice.

Call the Duke Company:
585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).
Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

For example, we are a proud distributor of  Vaporizer Pro Grade Fire Crystal:

  • Infused with Calcium Chloride & CMA
  • Superior Results, It’s What the Pro’s Demand – Fast acting, long lasting colored crystals that melt the snow and ice
  • Screened & Colored
  • Melts 2–2.5 Times Faster than Rock Salt – Using Less Product = Better for the Environment
  • Low Temperature Performance
  • Effective to -15 degrees F
  • VAPORIZER is an American Rock Salt® Company.

 

Download Helpful Product Information:

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Vaporizer Pro Grade Fire Crystal Bag

Since 2004,  the Duke Company has proudly been serving Ice Control professionals throughout New York State with exceptional pricing,  outstanding ice melter products, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service.

The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York including:

Callthe Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) for all your snow and ice removal needs and information.

Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to ’55469‘ to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
Car Wash
Concrete / Redi Mix
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By David Szydlowski
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*weather map provided by the weather channel

 

How Much Rock Salt and Ice Melt is Needed? Ask the Duke Company

How Much Rock Salt or Ice Melt is Do You Need? Contact the Duke Company (Ithaca or Rochester).

 

The Duke Company is not only known for snow removal/construction equipment rentals, rock salt and ice melt; but, we offer fast delivery and have top rated customer service offering expert advice on a variety of questions. One question we often get is how much rock salt or ice melt is needed. We take into consideration your specific circumstances (e.g., pet, vegetation, asphalt, concrete, weather conditions). We service the state of New York and beyond. Contact the award winning Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).

Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

When determining the amount of rock salt or deicer needed, we refer to the products specific guidelines, however you can use the following as a rough estimate.

 

Square Footage of Driveway or Walkway x 3.1 = Total number of pounds of rock salt
(Total number of pounds of rock salt/ice melt) / (50) = Total number of bags of rock salt or ice melt needed

Key:

  • 3.1 = Recommended lbs. of rock salt/ice melt per square foot
  • 50 = 50lb bags (as we carry 50lb bags)

For example:

You have a driveway that measures 100′ long by 40′ wide. 100’x40’=4000 sq feet

4000 square feet x 3.1 = 12400 pounds

(12400 pounds)/50 pounds = 248 bags

Please note:

This conversion is used only a general estimate, and while the Duke Company can give you a more specific measure — the total amount actually needed includes variables that are unpredictable (i.e., weather conditions, amount of snow).

Also, this conversion is only based off of the fact that the snow on top of the ice has already been shoveled.

Examples of Deicers we carry include:

Polar Ice Meltby Kissner

We also carry Polar Ice Meltin bulk, wholesale, pallets and convenient 50 pound bags. Polar Ice Melt is widely respected by Ice Control experts for its exceptional characteristics including:

  • Quick acting in melting ice upon applying.
  • Extensive long lasting time-frame.
  • Capably melts snow and ice to negative 24 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 31 degrees Celsius).
  • Extreme visibility with helpful blue color indicator.
  • Safer on landscaping, vegetation and concrete surfaces vs. many other Ice Melters.

Download Helpful Information on Stop Ice Melt

 

We offer American Rock Salt in wholesale/bulk, bag or pallet 
  • Comprised of 100% natural Sodium Chloride (NaCL).
  • Also known as Halite and Road Salt, is part of the inorganic salt chemical family.
  • Crystalline solid is white and off-white, and has no odor.
  • Safety note:   American Rock Salt complies with the Toxic Substance Control Act.
  • Use common sense when handling Rock Salt & Road Salt by wearing eye
    protection, breathing protection and avoid contact with your skin.
  • While naturally occurring, Rock Salt should NOT be ingested.
  • To avoid caking, store Rock Salt in a dry area with less than 75% humidity.
  • 100% mined in the USA at the American Rock Salt mine located in Hampton Corners, south of Rochester New York.

Download Helpful Product Information: 

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Rock Salt Bag

Since 2004,  the Duke Company has proudly been serving Ice Control professionals throughout New York State with exceptional pricing,  outstanding ice melter products, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service.

The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York including:

Callthe Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) for all your snow and ice removal needs and information.

Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to ’55469’ to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
Car Wash
Concrete / Redi Mix
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By David Szydlowski

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Rock Salt vs Magnesium Chloride

What is the Difference Between Rock Salt and Magnesium Chloride?

The Duke Company receives many questions regarding deicers, snow removal and construction rental equipment. One of the most common is what is the difference between rock salt and magnesium. 

 

Rock Salt vs Magnesium Chloride

Deicers/ice melts are not the same. They all lower the freezing temperature of water, but their capabilities and performance vary based on the chemical composition. Both rock salt (sodium chloride) and magnesium chloride contain chloride.

Rock Salt

Rock salt has been referred to as sodium chloride, NaCL, or Halite. It is absorbed into water forming a brine. The brine has a lower freezing temperature than water and consequently melts surrounding ice and prevents ice formations.

Pros:
  • rock salt performs at its best between 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • easily accessible
  • affordable
Cons:
  • Rock salt can have an adverse impact on the environment. As such, it is important to keep in mind the manufacturer’s  specifications.
  • Overspreading the material will not improve the performance of rock salt. The excess can come into contact with vegetation when it washes away with melted snow/ice. The exposed vegetation can dehydrate the plants and the pH of the soil can be altered.
  • Spreading the proper amount can prevent this. An additional considerations are pets. Deicers with a CMA coating can protect your pet’s paws.

 

Magnesium Chloride
Pros:
  • Magnesium chloride is considered to be safer for around plants, pets and concrete surfaces. 
  • It is very effective and fast acting. Magnesium Chloride absorbs moisture quickly, forming brine quickly, thus starting the melting process more quickly.
  • It functions in temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • It leaves very little residue behind, useful for areas with high foot traffic.
  • Some Magnesium Chloride products are coated with CMA to provide added protection for animals and children.
Cons:
  • Magnesium chloride is more costly than rock salt.
  • It requires additional applications because the brine solution becomes diluted more quickly than the brine solution formed from rock salt.

 

In Summary
  • Smaller property owners, or those that own pets should consider a magnesium chloride based product.
  • Rock salt may be a better solution for large areas.

 

Call the Duke Company‘s expert customer service to help you decide which product best suits your needs and budget.

585-292-9870  (Rochester NY), or 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).
Likewise, you can place an order via our web portal for a quick quote.

 

We have best values on Rock salt, snow/construction equipment rentals. In addition to carrying a variety of deicers and snow removal equipment, we also carry construction equipment rentals 

 

We proudly carry: American Rock Salt in bulk, wholesale, pallets and convenient 50 pound bags. 

American Rock Salt is known and respected by Ice Control experts for its exceptional characteristics including:

  • Comprised of 100% natural Sodium Chloride (NaCL).
  • Also known as Halite and Road Salt, is part of the inorganic salt chemical family.
  • Crystalline solid is white and off-white, and has no odor.
  • Safety note:   American Rock Salt complies with the Toxic Substance Control Act.
  • Use common sense when handling Rock Salt & Road Salt by wearing eye protection, breathing protection and avoid contact with your skin.
  • While naturally occurring, Rock Salt should NOT be ingested.
  • To avoid caking, store Rock Salt in a dry area with less than 75% humidity.
  • 100% mined in the USA at the American Rock Salt mine located in Hampton Corners, south of Rochester New York.
  • Download Helpful MSDS & Product Information: 

    MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Rock Salt Bag

 

 

We also carry Stop Ice Melt with Quad Action Melting Power

 

stop ice pic

Stop Ice Melt with Quad Action Melting Power (manufactured by the Kissner Group) is widely respected by Ice Control experts for its effectiveness and exceptional characteristics including:

  • Widely respected 4-way Ice Melter
  • Quad action melting power leverages advanced ice melting characteristics of Sodium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride.
  • Works capably in melting ice and snow to negative 12 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use common sense when applying.  Protective clothing is not required.
  • Formulated to reduce corrosive damage to automobiles and other equipment.
  • Melting extenders result in very durable and long-lasting melting power.
  • Less harmful to plants, vegetation, wood and concrete than many competing products.

 

Call theDuke Company at585-292-9870 (Rochester NY) and607-347-4455(Ithaca NY) formoreinformation, business hours, andall your snow and ice removal needs and information. 

 

Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to 55469 to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
College Campuses
Car Wash
Concrete
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By DavidSzydlowski

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Salt, Deicers and Pet Safety

The Safest Ice Melt Products for Your Pet in the Snow – Wall Street Journal

Rock salt and deicers containing calcium chloride can be harmful to your pet. Find a better alternative at the Duke Company. We offer a variety of snow/ice removal solutions, as well as snow removal and construction equipment rentals. Our customer service is known for A+ service and expert advice. If you are unsure as to what products will best serve your needs, call us.

Call the Duke Company

585-292-9870  (Rochester NY), or 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).

 

Likewise, you can place an order via our web portal for a quick quote.

 

Laura Johannes recently wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal describing what can be done to protect your pets this winter. The article states: “Ice-melt crystals…can be toxic if ingested by pets and can cause severe irritation to paws…veterinarians recommend covering paws with booties and wiping them off with a wet cloth as soon as you get back into the house. It is also important to make sure your dog has access to water if it may have ingested ice melt…as harm is more likely if a dog is dehydrated.”

Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal article states: “The small amount a dog might lick off its paws won’t cause more than drooling or vomiting, but a couple of mouthfuls can raise salt levels in the brain and cause seizures or even death….When we see serious poisoning, it is almost always dogs, and it is almost always when the dog has chewed through the bag.”

 

We proudly carry: Safer Than Salt Commercial Ice Melt in bulk, wholesale, pallets and convenient 50 pound bags. 

Safer Than Salt Commercial Ice Melt is widely respected by Ice Control experts for its exceptional characteristics including:

  • Outstanding ice melt, capable of working to negative 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Widely respected for being safer than many competing products for many surfaces including brick, concrete and wood decks.
  • More environmentally friendly and pet friendly than many competing products.
  • Advanced safety rose coating enables extra visibility when applying and ensuring consistent coverage.
  • Precision formulated for commercial applications.
  • Advanced CMA (Calcium Magnesium Acetate) coating and Magnesium Chloride coating.
Download Helpful information regarding Safer Than Salt Commercial Ice Melt:

MSDS safer than salt commercial

 

Safer Than Salt Commercial Ice Melt is manufactured by the Kissner Group, a leading manufacturer of advanced ice melters and de-icing products in North America.

We also carry:

Call the Rock Salt & Ice Control HQ  (a Duke Company) for more information,  business hours, and all your snow and ice removal needs and information  at:
585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) or 607-347-4455 (Ithaca NY)
Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to 55469 to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
College Campuses
Car Wash
Concrete
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By DavidSzydlowski

We accept Amex, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover
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Wall Street Journal article by By LAURA JOHANNES –Jan. 22, 2016

WSJ-The Safest Ice Melt Products for Your Pet in the Snow

The Wall Street Journal Recently Published an Article on Deicers and Pet Safety Entitled: “The Safest Ice Melt Products for Your Pet in the Snow.”

A WSJ article, by Laura Johannes, states: “Ice-melt crystals, ubiquitous in winter, can be toxic if ingested by pets and can cause severe irritation to paws.

To protect your dog on winter walks, veterinarians recommend covering paws with booties and wiping them off with a wet cloth as soon as you get back into the house. It is also important to make sure your dog has access to water if it may have ingested ice melt, veterinarians say, as harm is more likely if a dog is dehydrated.”

The Wall Street Journal article further states: “The small amount a dog might lick off its paws won’t cause more than drooling or vomiting, but a couple of mouthfuls can raise salt levels in the brain and cause seizures or even death, says Ahna Brutlag, associate director of veterinary services and senior veterinary toxicologist at Pet Poison Helpline, affiliated with the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “When we see serious poisoning, it is almost always dogs, and it is almost always when the dog has chewed through the bag,” she says.”

The Duke Company offers a variety of snow/ice removal solutions (in bulk, bag or pallet) that are friendlier to your pet(s) than rock salt or ice melts (containing calcium chloride). We are known for our A+ customer service and provide fast delivery throughout New York as well as surrounding states. Still have questions, call us for our expert advice.

Call the Duke Company
585-292-9870  (Rochester NY), or 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).
Likewise, you can place an order via our web portal for a quick quote.

 

We proudly carry: Great White Ice Melt (in Bulk, Bag or Pallet).
  • 100% Natural Ice Melt and Deicer.
  • Wildlife, Dog, Cat & Pet-Friendly formula.
  • More environmentally friendly to landscaping & vegetation than competing products.
  • Friendly to Concrete surfaces.
  • Advanced engineered for non-slip protection on surfaces including steps, sidewalks and driveways.

Great White Ice Melt is manufactured by the Kissner Group, a leading manufacturer of advanced ice melters and de-icing products in North America.

Download Helpful information regarding Great White Ice Melt:

MSDS Great White Deicer

Call the Rock Salt & Ice Control HQ  (a Duke Company) for more information,  business hours, and all your snow and ice removal needs and information  at:
585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) or 607-347-4455 (Ithaca NY)
Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to 55469 to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
College Campuses
Car Wash
Concrete
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By DavidSzydlowski

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Wall Street Journal article by By LAURA JOHANNES –Jan. 22, 2016

 

East Coast Digs Out From Winter Storm Jonas’ Aftermath

East Coast Begins to Dig Out from Winter Storm Jonas’ Aftermath. Call The Duke Company for Fast Delivery, the Best Value on Bagged Salt, Deicers and Construction/Snow-Removal Equipment Rentals.

 

The Duke Company: 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) or 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY).
Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

 

Winter storm Jonas has headed out to the Atlantic Ocean, leaving many buried in record breaking snow levels, canceled flights/travel delays, and coastal flooding. The Duke Company is here to assist you, now and in future events with a wide selection of American Rock Salt, Deicers (e.g., MAG®Pellets), snow removal and construction equipment rentals; as well as. construction heater rentals. Our expert customer service is here to answer any questions or concerns about solutions that best suit your needs.

 

CNN reported the following statistics:

“• 40 inches of snow was recorded in Glengary, West Virginia; 39 inches fell in Philomont, Virginia; and Redhouse, Maryland, received 38 inches.

• 25.1 inches of snow at Central Park, the third-largest snowfall on record.

• More than 28 inches of snow at Dulles International Airport, the second-largest snowfall recorded there. Baltimore’s BWI notched 29.2 inches.

• At least 14 people dead (six in North Carolina, three in Virginia, one in Kentucky, three in New York City and one in Maryland).

• 11 states declared states of emergency: Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. Washington, D.C., has declared a “snow emergency.”

• 8,569 flights canceled for Saturday and Sunday, according to FlightAware.com.

More than 74,000 people without power.”

NASA Photo of Winter Storm Jonas

nasa winter storm jonas

 

Thunder and lightning during winter storm Jonas
winter storm jonas space station cnet.com

 

CNN stated: “top officials warned that danger lingered even as the storm headed out into the Atlantic Ocean. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said that dropping temperatures still pose a risk. ‘We will see continued slick and dangerous roadways, so continue to stay off the road,’ she told reporters Sunday evening. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said her city had experienced a ‘historic snow event.’ ‘I’m asking for residents to continue to be patient. … A record amount of snow must be removed,’ she said. In New Jersey, some residents said they were reeling from flooding that was worse than devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. ‘There was much more water. … Everybody was affected. It was bad,’ said Keith Laudeman, who owns a restaurant in Cape May, New Jersey.”

 

The Duke Company offers a wide range of snow and ice removal supplies (in bag, bulk or pallet), construction equipment rentals (such as ground heaters). The Duke has top rated customer service offering expert advice on winter weather supplies and equipment, as well as construction equipment rentals.

Contact the Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).
Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

 

We offer bagged deicers at the Ithaca New York and Rochester New York location. For example, American Rock Salt in wholesale/bulk, bag or pallet 

  • Comprised of 100% natural Sodium Chloride (NaCL).
  • Also known as Halite and Road Salt, is part of the inorganic salt chemical family.
  • Crystalline solid is white and off-white, and has no odor.
  • Safety note:   American Rock Salt complies with the Toxic Substance Control Act.
  • Use common sense when handling Rock Salt & Road Salt by wearing eye
    protection, breathing protection and avoid contact with your skin.
  • While naturally occurring, Rock Salt should NOT be ingested.
  • To avoid caking, store Rock Salt in a dry area with less than 75% humidity.
  • 100% mined in the USA at the American Rock Salt mine located in Hampton Corners, south of Rochester New York.

Download Helpful Product Information: 

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Rock Salt Bag

 

We also carry bagged deicers. Such as Dead Sea Mag® Pellets:

  • Naturally pet friendly
  • MAG® is pure and natural Magnesium Chloride
  • MAG® is 100% natural, clean, effective, and safer when compared to common de-icers.
  • MAG® is nearly three times less toxic than common table salt
  • Eight times less toxic than calcium chloride
  • There’s less worry about pets licking their paws when they return from a walk.  In fact, a form of Magnesium Chloride is used in farm feedstock as a mineral supplement
  • MAG® is extracted from the Dead Sea by the natural evaporation of seawater and a simple refinement process
  • The concentration of magnesium chloride in the southern portion of the Dead Sea is as high as 20%
  • High performance ice melter
  • Is the best total ice melter available – it is proven more effective, environmentally safer and less damaging than other common ice melters
  • Residue produced: clear liquid
  • MAG® freezes (a 22% solution) at -27°F(-33°C) and melts effectively down to -13°F (-25°C) – well below most other ice melters
  • Dead Sea Mag® Pellets is an Dead Sea Works LTD.

Download Helpful Product Information:MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Dead Sea Mag® Pellets Bag

Download Helpful Product Information:MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Mr. Magic®Bag

 

Since 2004,  the Duke Company has proudly been serving Ice Control professionals throughout New York State with exceptional pricing,  outstanding ice melter products, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service.

The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York including:

Callthe Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) for all your snow and ice removal needs and information.

Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to ’55469’ to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
Car Wash
Concrete / Redi Mix
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By David Szydlowski
The Duke Compnay Visa, MasterCard, Amex

*photo provided by NASA and Space Station Commander Scott Kelly — @StationCDRKelly

 

Winter Storm Jonas – The Duke Company

 

Concerns Regarding Winter Storm Jonas? Call The Duke Company for the Best Value on Bagged Salt and Deicers.

Call the Duke Company at 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) or 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY).

According to The Weather Channel: “Winter Storm Jonas is kicking off Thursday with an initial round of snow and ice, and will turn into a major snowstorm Friday into the weekend over a large swath of the East Coast. Heavy snow is expected to fall across parts of at least 15 states, with blizzard conditions possible over parts of the Washington D.C., Baltimore and New York City metro areas. Winter Storm Jonas will also feature strong, possibly damaging winds, significant icing and coastal flooding.”

Winter Storm Jonas The Weather Channel

 

Likewise, Accuweather.com states: “Winds and the rate of snowfall will increase as the storm strengthens. Thunder and lightning could accompany the heavy snow in some locations. An all-out blizzard will unfold from northern Virginia to southwestern Connecticut. White-out conditions will occur farther west from south-central Pennsylvania to part of western North Carolina.

The storm is likely to shut down some highways and could cause some airports to close. Ahead of the storm, Delta Air Lines announced travel waivers for flights through Jan. 24 at 19 different airports in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region.”

The Duke Company offers a wide range of snow and ice removal supplies (in bag, bulk or pallet), construction equipment rentals (such as ground heaters). The Duke has top rated customer service offering expert advice on winter weather supplies and equipment, as well as construction equipment rentals.

Contact the Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).

Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

 

We offer bagged deicers at the Ithaca New York and Rochester New York location. For example, American Rock Salt in wholesale/bulk, bag or pallet 

  • Comprised of 100% natural Sodium Chloride (NaCL).
  • Also known as Halite and Road Salt, is part of the inorganic salt chemical family.
  • Crystalline solid is white and off-white, and has no odor.
  • Safety note:   American Rock Salt complies with the Toxic Substance Control Act.
  • Use common sense when handling Rock Salt & Road Salt by wearing eye
    protection, breathing protection and avoid contact with your skin.
  • While naturally occurring, Rock Salt should NOT be ingested.
  • To avoid caking, store Rock Salt in a dry area with less than 75% humidity.
  • 100% mined in the USA at the American Rock Salt mine located in Hampton Corners, south of Rochester New York.

Download Helpful Product Information: 

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Rock Salt Bag

 

We also carry bagged deicers. Such as Mr. Magic Premium Ice Melt Magic:

  • Combination of five de-icing compounds for maximum effectiveness
  • Environmentally safer: Potassium chloride is known for being environmentally safer than the other chlorides.
  • Low temperatures: Magnesium and calcium chlorides are very effective at low temperatures.
  • Rock salt: its effectiveness (sodium chloride) is enhanced with a coating of CMA (helping prevent new snow from sticking).
  • The orange coloring ensures the proper amount is applied.
  • Works to -25˚F
  • Mr. Magic® is safe on the environment, on concrete and brick, and for pets, and is faster acting than rock salt.
  • Mr. Magic® is a product of The Kissner Group

Download Helpful Product Information:MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Mr. Magic®Bag

 

Since 2004,  the Duke Company has proudly been serving Ice Control professionals throughout New York State with exceptional pricing,  outstanding ice melter products, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service.

The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York including:

Callthe Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) for all your snow and ice removal needs and information.

Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to ’55469’ to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
Car Wash
Concrete / Redi Mix
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By David Szydlowski
The Duke Compnay Visa, MasterCard, Amex

*weather map provided by The Weather Channel

 

The Duke Company — Rochester NY and Ithaca NY

The Duke Company Rochester NY and Ithaca NY – We have Bulk Rock Salt, We Have Construction Equipment Rentals, and We Deliver

The Duke Company, we service the state of New York and beyond. Call us for expert advice, top rated customer service, and great value on: bulk/wholesale rock salt, deicers and construction equipment rentals. Fast delivery–we’re known for that as well. Contact the award winning Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY).

Or we can give you a quick quote via our web portal.

 

Polar Ice Meltby Kissner

We also carry Polar Ice Meltin bulk, wholesale, pallets and convenient 50 pound bags. Polar Ice Melt is widely respected by Ice Control experts for its exceptional characteristics including:

  • Quick acting in melting ice upon applying.
  • Extensive long lasting time-frame.
  • Capably melts snow and ice to negative 24 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 31 degrees Celsius).
  • Extreme visibility with helpful blue color indicator.
  • Safer on landscaping, vegetation and concrete surfaces vs. many other Ice Melters.

 

Download Helpful Information on Stop Ice Melt

 

We offer American Rock Salt in wholesale/bulk, bag or pallet 
  • Comprised of 100% natural Sodium Chloride (NaCL).
  • Also known as Halite and Road Salt, is part of the inorganic salt chemical family.
  • Crystalline solid is white and off-white, and has no odor.
  • Safety note:   American Rock Salt complies with the Toxic Substance Control Act.
  • Use common sense when handling Rock Salt & Road Salt by wearing eye
    protection, breathing protection and avoid contact with your skin.
  • While naturally occurring, Rock Salt should NOT be ingested.
  • To avoid caking, store Rock Salt in a dry area with less than 75% humidity.
  • 100% mined in the USA at the American Rock Salt mine located in Hampton Corners, south of Rochester New York.

Download Helpful Product Information: 

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet for Rock Salt Bag

 

Since 2004,  the Duke Company has proudly been serving Ice Control professionals throughout New York State with exceptional pricing,  outstanding ice melter products, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service.

The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York including:

Callthe Duke Company at 585-292-9870  (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455  (Ithaca NY) for all your snow and ice removal needs and information.

Sign-up for the Duke Company’s Rock Salt & Deicer Alerts

Text ‘DUKESALT’ to ’55469’ to receive text messages regarding our hours, extended hours, schedule changes and discount opportunities.

Industries we serve:

Building Maintenance
Car Wash
Concrete / Redi Mix
Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
Hardware / Home Centers
Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
Snow Removal
Transportation / Airports

By David Szydlowski

 

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