The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) announced the next session in its online training series for those in the snow and ice management industry. The live Web seminar, entitled “Salt: Secure Your Supply and Use it Wisely,” will be presented by Dick Hanneman and Dale Keep on Monday, October 20, 2008 at noon EDT, and is sponsored by Snow Dragon.

“Due to several factors, many snow and ice contractors throughout North America are dealing with a limited, and more expensive, supply of salt for the upcoming 2008-09 season,” says Brian Birch, SIMA’s Assistant Executive Director. “SIMA is pleased to offer this Webinar, which contains valuable information on how handle the situation and maximize your salt supply.”

This Webinar will address the current situation with salt distribution, as well as provide insight on managing salt supplies, including inventory, plowing, and communicating with customers. This Webinar will also help attendees to:

Gain a better understanding of the salt supply chain.
Explore other de-icing alternatives to salt.
Avoid material and salt overuse.
Improve communications with customers on level of service.
Consider salt and other commodity escalation clauses in contracts.

“Salt: Secure Your Supply and Use it Wisely,” will be presented by Dick Hanneman and Dale Keep. Dick Hanneman is President of the Salt Institute, the Alexandria, VA-based international trade association representing companies producing salt throughout North America and the world. The Institute advocates salt industry policy on such issues as highway traffic safety, human health and nutrition, and worker safety. He has served as President since 1987. Dale Keep owns Ice & Snow Technologies, a training and consulting company based in Washington. A frequent contributing author for Snow Business Magazine, Dale was the first recipient of SIMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

This Webinar will also be available in an archived on-demand format, as well as on CD-ROM. For more information or to register, call 414-375-1940, or visit