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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.
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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.

 

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Polar Ice – Ice Melter – Product Sales Sheet

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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
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Property Management
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By David Szydlowski
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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.”

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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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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

 

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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

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Buy American Rock Salt from the Duke Company in Upstate NY

Are you looking to buy American Rock Salt?  The Duke Company is a proud distributor of American Rock Salt and we offer the fastest delivery in upstate NY to commercial, municipal, and residential customers.

If you are looking for a company that will support your winter snow and ice removal needs with expert advice, excellent customer service and the best values – look no further than the Duke Company.

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.

 

American Rock Salt:

  • 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 on American Rock Salt:

About the Duke Company

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:

Call the 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.

By David Szydlowski

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