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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.

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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.
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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.

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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)
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Construction
Equipment Rental
Governmental
Grocery Retail / Wholesale
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Hospitals / Nursing Homes
Janitorial Supplies
Landscape Maintenance
Lawn & Garden Centers
Mass Merchandisers
Parking Lot Maintenance
Portable Toilets
Property Management
Schools / Universities
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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.

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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
visa, amex, mc, discover

 

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

 

WSJ – U.S. Construction Shifts Into Second Tier

Very insightful WSJ article – ‘WSJ – U.S. Construction Shifts Into Second Tier’ by journalist Eliot Brown.  The article highlights that the construction recovery is evening out across the United States, and that more cities are seeing substantial construction progress for commercial building, apartment buildings and hotels in New York, Boston, San Francisco and beyond.

Architecture Billings Index from 2007 to 2014 from the Wall Street Journal

Source: Wall Street Journal and American Institute of Architects

The article makes reference to the Architecture Billings Index which “rose in July to the highest point since before the downturn. The index registered a score of 55.8 in July, up from its average of 51.3 over the previous 12 months and the highest score since July 2007. A score of above 50 means billings for design firms rose over the prior month, while below 50 means workloads fell.”  By comparison, at the peak of the construction boom several years ago, the ABI was noted to be in the high 50s in the 2007 time period.

Non-residential construction spending continues to increase, rising to “an annual rate of $330 billion in June, up from $296 billion in June 2013, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.”  Notably, office building spending increased “in June was 20.7% over June 2013, rising to an annual rate of $37 billion, its highest level in five years.”

Duke Company is proud to support our construction customers in Rochester NYIthaca NYBuffalo NY and through-out Western New York.  We have proudly earned a reputation as a one-stop shop for professional grade Construction Materials and a range of the best brand name equipment rental and Tool Rental machines.  Call 585-292-9870 (Rochester NY) and 607-347-4455 (Ithaca NY) for customer service that you can build on!

To read the full article on the Wall Street Journal web site, click here.

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