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Ready for the snow

The salt industry remains committed to helping the UK keep moving this winter

The salt industry remains committed to helping the UK keep moving this winter and is confident that the majority of our members’ local authority customers will receive their salt supplies in time for the winter and that all local authority customers will have received enough salt to cope with this week’s potential snowfall.

The summer of 2010 has seen an unprecedented demand for road salt from councils which have finally recognised the need to hold increased salt stocks following two severe winters. In order to meet demand and replenish depleted local government stocks across the country, the UK salt industry has continued to mine around the clock throughout 2010, approximately doubling normal annual output to ensure local councils have salt supplies in place before winter weather arrives. Increased liaison with local authority customers and the Highways Authority, along with a significant investment on the part of the industry in mining machines, processing equipment and storage facilities will all help to improve the security of the nation’s salt supplies this winter.”

ENDS

The Salt Association represents all UK producers of de-icing salt.
email: info@saltinfo.com web site: www.saltsense.co.uk tel: 015395 68005