SNOW & ICE MANAGEMENT

Phill Sexton is one of the nation’s preeminent green and snow industry mentors, educators and sustainability advisers. He has more than four years as director of outreach and chief knowledge officer

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Sustainable Salt Initiative takes off

On June 10, 2015, I emailedsome of the SIMA staff with a last-minute project before the 18th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium. We needed to fortify some marketing information and material for a new salt application research initiative. For the past two years, I’ve been helping to coordinate an extension of a comprehensive research project […]

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Most Facilities Use Too Much Salt During Snow and Ice Events

If grounds managers are wondering if they use too much salt during snow and ice events at their institutional and commercial facilities, then they probably are. “We know through research that the industry over-applies salt by 20-30 percent intuitively,” says Phill Sexton, the director of education and outreach for the Snow and Ice Management Association […]

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“Salt Shaker” awards recognize efforts to reduce road salt

The “Salt Shaker Awards” in New Hampshire aren’t for cooking — they recognize people who remove snow and ice. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services recognized professionals who contribute to salt reduction and snow management. Honors were titled the “Salt of the Earth Award,” the “Salt-n-Peppa Award,” and the “Shaken, not Stirred Award.” That […]

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Brine, plows on springs and more discussed at salt summit

No snow is in the forecast yet, but those whose job it is to make the roads and walkways safe when the snowflakes fly are already thinking about the winter workload. On Monday, public works officials gathered with local and state officials, snow management equipment companies, private contractors and environmental conservation groups for the first […]

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2015 NH Salt Shaker Awards

The second annual Salt Symposium continued on the tradition of recognizing people in the snow removal business for their contributions to salt reduction and more generally, to the salt applicator industry. The three awardees signify there is a lot of great work happening around the state.

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Sustainable Snow?

The issues and opportunities associated with green practices for the snow and ice management industry have evolved since SIMA and Snow Business magazine reported on the topic in September 2007. Being “green” means more than it did eight years ago, particularly for the snow and ice management industry. Terms like “carbon footprint,” “environmentally friendly” and […]

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2015 NH Salt Shaker Awards

The second annual Salt Symposium continued on the tradition of recognizing people in the snow removal business for their contributions to salt reduction and more generally, to the salt applicator industry. The three awardees signify there is a lot…

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Narrow your Focus

The rule of focusing on no more than two goals at a time has guided me throughout my career. It’s helped me, and many other individuals and companies, achieve goals. I’m fortunate to have been influenced by many successful leaders and training programs in and out of the green industry. I’ve consistently been taught the […]

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