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Articles pertaining to the Winter Equipment Company news, snow removal technologies, and events in the municipal snow removal community.

10 Ways To Naturally Melt Snow & Ice This Winter

An unfortunate environmentally damaging, but popular, practice every winter is to disperse rock salt (or sodium chloride) over driveways and sidewalks to melt ice. It's a cheap, speedy method...but at what "price"?

This entry was posted in ice, Informative, melt, Uncategorized, snow, winter on February 8, 2017 by admin

Road Salt

Salt is expensive and can be really hard to find. During the 2014/2015 season, the average went from $38.30 to $46.80, causing municipalities to really use their budget on de-icing. Last year’s winter was brutal, and this one is expected to be even worse.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2015 by admin

A Day of Caring

As always, Winter Equipment Company prides itself on its charity work. While every year during the holidays, Winter participates in Santa’s Bikes for Kids, come summertime, it’s good ‘ol fashioned outdoor labor.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2015 by admin

The Thankless Job

It’s snowing and you’re worried about how you’re going to make it to work, school, and your children’s daycare, anywhere. You immediately dread driving on the treacherous roads because it has been snowing quite persistently for a few hours now. You notice the side roads are almost untouched, and the main roads are only decent at best.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2015 by admin

It's All About Torque

One of the most common issues with snowplowing is the breaking of hardware. Most people immediately think quality of the product or driver error, but 9 out of 10 times it’s because the blades and hardware weren’t installed properly from the start.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2015 by admin

Santa's Bikes for Kids

Every year Winter Equipment works with The Salvation Army to provide bicycles and donations to children and families around Lake County, Ohio. “Santa’s Bikes for Kids” is a fundraiser that was organized by Winter Equipment Owner Kent Winter. He is heavily involved in charities around the area and this one continues to be a great success. 2014 marks the 7th annual campaign to help those struggling during the holiday season.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2014 by admin

Tips for Winter

We all know our weather can change drastically in hours, if not minutes. There are many steps you can take in prepping for winter, whether you are in the hard-hitting snow states or surrounding…

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2014 by admin

Get the show on the road

 Where can you find Winter Equipment Territory Managers when they aren't traveling from garage to garage? Trade shows of course! As road departments gear up for the winter season, our calendar has become flooded with events from Colorado to the New England states.

Trade shows are a great way to get in front of the purchasing agents, superintendents, and maintenance crews at once. It's a rare opportunity that provides us the chance to educate an entire operation on the features and benefits of our products.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized, Announcements on October 3, 2014 by admin
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