SIMA Salt Summit: High Price of Rock Salt

There is currently a lot of news related to the price of rock salt due to shortages and upcoming winter forecasts. At the recent SIMA Salt Summit held in Detroit experts weighted in a Detroit Free Press article.

“We’re hearing bulk salt prices that are in some cases double what they were a year ago,” SIMA CEO Martin Tirado told me Wednesday. From a price around $70 per ton a year ago, he said contractors are now getting quotes of $120 to $150 a ton from suppliers.

"Mike Anderson, president of Snow and Ice Pros in Hammond, Ind., and chairman of SIMA’s board, said his suppliers are quoting prices 77% to 111% higher than last year, when he was also hit with mid-season price hikes."

Source: Detroit Free Press