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Getting Prepared for Snow and Ice

As these hot summer months fly by us, we'll soon be greeted with the cold winds of winter. Last winter brought us more snow than we've seen in a number of years, with this next year projected to be just as intense. According to the National Weather Service, last year’s Iowa winter brought 35 measurable snow events, including 9 that brought 2” or more. Don't let this coming winter find you unprepared.

Local Producer Spotlight

Ossian Chemical is the only local producer of ice melters. Made in Davenport and Walcott, IA. Ossian Chemical offers eco-friendly products to maximize your safety on icy surfaces and minimize any damage you do to the environment. We offer two of their quality products: TRIPLE MELT® and ECO MELT®. The faster an ice melter works, the less chance there is for a mishap to occur. That’s why TRIPLE MELT® and ECO MELT® contain two patented accelerating agents, melting ice faster and preventing it from forming at all.

Ice Melt Features

TRIPLE MELT®

  • Shown in Strategic Highway Research Program testing, to exceed the melt value of a theoretical 50% calcium chloride blend
  • Practical, effective melting temperature is -15°F (-26°C)

ECO MELT®

  • Shown in Strategic Highway Research Program testing to exceed the melt value of a theoretical 40% calcium chloride blend
  • Practical, effective melting temperature is -10°F (-23°C) 

Both TRIPLE MELT® and ECO MELT®

  • Undergo thorough screening processes that optimize particle size for controlled spreading.
    Ossian’s screening process
    • Reduces dust
    • Provides more flexibility with spreader settings
    • Reduces cost, allowing you to melt more with less product
    • Contain an anti-caking agent to ensure easy flow for ice melt spreaders and longer storage life
  • Contains an anti-caking agent to ensure easy flow for ice melt spreaders and longer storage life
  • Will not harm concrete and vegetation when used according to label instruction
  • Contains no added magnesium chloride which has been shown in studies to chemically attack concrete and is safer for pets and wildlife

Ossian Informational Links

Ossian Eco Melt
Product Information
Ossian Triple Melt
Product Information
Concrete stairs with ice melt available at Great Western Supply

Last winter this was a common sight in the Midwest and in the Quad City Area.
Get your supplies now and stock up for the winter, don't chance being unprepared and running out!