WINTER 2016 – 2017

7/20/2017

WINTER 2016 – 2017: WHAT STARTED AS A BALMY RERUN OF PREVIOUS YEARS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST SAW ITS UPS AND DOWNS END WITH WINTER STORM STELLA The 2015 - 2016 winter season produced the least amount of snow on record, while this year was a mixed bag in the Northeast. Some cities came in below average, while other areas in the Snow and Ice Management Company (SIMCO) service footprint were...Read More

Snow Magazine Feature: "Why didn’t someone tell me?"

11/1/2016

Chuck Lantzman of the Snow and Ice Management Company was quoted in a recent Snow Magazine feature. The article asked snow industry veterans to reflect on what they wish they had known when they started out in the commercial snow management business. Although our team now spans 7 East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states, we had to start somewhere. And when our president Chuck Lantzman started out, he...Read More

Snow and Ice Management Company Ranks #6 in SNOW Magazine’s 2016 Top 100 Snow Contractors

10/24/2016

Snow Magazine received a record number of submissions from the snow and ice management industry for this year’s Top 100 list. Here’s a little background on how Snow Magazine conducted the process of collecting the 2016 Top 100 data. This year, as early as mid-March, notices began going out to last year’s Top 100 companies to begin compiling their total winter revenue and to...Read More

La Niña and the East Coast: Winter '16-'17

9/20/2016

Depending on your perspective, the '15-'16 winter season was either great or terrible: great if you never had to scrape ice off of your car, terrible if you love snow like we do! The unseasonably warm, low-snow winter was due to El Niño. But the '16-'17 winter season is expected to be a La Niña season. While it's too early to make forecasts about what weather...Read More

Snow Removal Contracts and Preparing for Winter

8/4/2016

Winter is coming. There is no denying that within the next six months, flurries will start to fall and the temperatures will drop. In the sweltering heat of a Northeastern summer, it can be easy to forget about winter. When it's 90 degrees and humid, the last thing on your mind is how to prepare your business for a winter storm. But here's the reality: summer is the most valuable time...Read More

2015 – 2016: The Winter That Almost Wasn't, Until Snowzilla Stomped In

6/15/2016

After a warmer than usual November 2015 yielded many days in the 70s and 80s along the east coast, December followed suit, delivering record-shattering highs on Christmas Eve, which could have been celebrated as a day at the beach for some. For the first ten days of 2016, the New Year cruised in to continued, unseasonably warm weather. Then on January 12th, a clipper system sailed in bringing a...Read More

Prepping for the Freeze: Crews work to remove snow, salt roads

2/10/2016

The combination of dipping temperatures and light snowfall can cause havoc for morning commutes. Between February 9 and 10, temperatures dipped below freezing and a dusting of snow began to accumulate on roads, creating conditions for a slippery drive. The Snow and Ice Management team were in action, plowing and salting to ensure that drivers would have a safe morning commute. WTAE News...Read More

Stocking Up: Pittsburghers Prepare for Snow

1/15/2016

January 11 marked the first snowfall of 2016, and with the first flurries came a flurry of salt-buying and snow-plowing. After an initially warm and flake-free winter, Pittsburghers dashed out to get the staples: bread, milk, shovels and snow-melting rock salt. Pittsburgh's WTAE News Team interviewed our own Chuck Lantzman about how quickly the Snow and Ice Management Team is able to...Read More

Salt Factory teams up with Susan G. Komen in Pittsburgh

10/8/2015

Are you interested in purchasing snow and ice melt that will benefit a good cause? Our sister company, the Salt Factory, has set up a wonderful promotion that will directly benefit you and a great, local organization this winter. When you purchase SIMCO Melt, a portion of each sale will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund in Pittsburgh. This organization is passionate about...Read More

Case Study: Logistics Firm Endorses Snow and Ice Management

9/16/2015

In this Case Study Video from Snow and Ice Management Company (SIMCO) talks about snow plowing and deicing services to a logistic company’s Philadelphia yard. An example is given of how SIMCO came to the rescue during a particularly nasty winter storm that sent the yard employees, and drivers, home so SIMCO could come in and clear all the snow and ice by...Read More

Case Study: Hotel Suites Use Snow and Ice Management

9/15/2015

In this Case Study Video from Snow and Ice Management Company (SIMCO) we hear from two general managers from two different national hotel suite chains discussing the benefits of working with one of the largest and most respected winter risk management companies. The first testimonial comes from a hotel suite located near the Pittsburgh Airport and focuses on how SIMCO...Read More

Case Study: Cleveland Parking Garage Endorses Snow and Ice Management

9/14/2015

In this Case Study Video from Snow and Ice Management Company (SIMCO) we sent a camera crew to Cleveland, OH, to check out this very attractive, modern parking garage that doesn't even look like a parking garage. Known as the 800 Superior Garage, the parking management company hired SIMCO to provide snow removal and ice control to the rooftop, exit and entrance...Read More

Case Study: State and City Offices in Baltimore Use SIMCO

9/10/2015

In this Case Study Video from Snow and Ice Management Company (SIMCO) we sat down with the property manager of the Eastside State Complex in Baltimore, MD. This complex houses two state agencies, the Eastside District Court and the Department of Social Services for the City of Baltimore. SIMCO is responsible for clearing the snow and applying deicing material on nine...Read More

SIMCO's "Snow Dragon" Heads to Buffalo, NY to Help

11/21/2014

Snow and Ice Management Company was recently featured on WTAE Pittsburgh's Action News, CBS Pittsburgh and Trib Total Media. With the massive accumulation of snowfall to the North in Buffalo, New York, Snow and Ice Management Company was contracted to help with the removal of the influx of precipitation on the Ralph Wilson Stadium. By using a machine dubbed, "the Snow...Read More

SIMCO Featured on WTAE to Discuss Rock Salt This Season

10/30/2014

Snow and Ice Management Company's Chuck Lantzman was recently on WTAE Pittsburgh's Action News to discuss purchasing salt for the upcoming winter. "When most people are enjoying the summer, we're out dealing with snow and ice and getting ready for the winter," says Lantzman. Chuck says that most salt in his warehouse at the moment is already purchased by customers. If...Read More

Snow and Ice Management Company Makes Snow Magazine’s 2014 Top 100 Snow Companies List

9/25/2014

The professional snow and ice management industry recognized and honored its top-performing companies during the 2014 Executive Summit. This year’s list of the top 100 performing snow and ice management companies is a testament to the solid season the snow states experienced during Winter 2013-14, and we at Snow and Ice Management Company couldn’t more pleased to have made the list...Read More

Salt, or lack thereof

7/28/2014

Snow Magazine recently posted an article on the salt shortage that struck us last winter. While we are currently enjoying the summer weather and winter isn't even an afterthought, if you haven't started looking for salt yet, you might be out luck! "The bad news? The salt shortage is far from over. Mines and suppliers will simply not have everyone replenished by the time this winter...Read More

Snow and Ice Management Company Exhibits at SIMA

7/17/2014

Attending the 2014 SIMA Show this year in Columbus, Ohio was a different experience for us at Snow and Ice Management Company. Different because instead of simply attending, we were exhibiting as well. You see, from our humble beginnings as a Greater Pittsburgh snow contractor, we now are 7-states strong with a network of dedicated service providers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware,...Read More

Snow and Ice Management Featured in Post Gazette

7/10/2014

This past winter proved to be truly brutal with a continuous barrage of snow storms in the Northeast United States. With a city-wide shortage of rock salt, Snow and Ice Management Company quickly became the central hub for the increase in winter weather removal demands. "His business plan is to create a one-stop shop where he can supply whatever commercial clients need: salt, brine and...Read More

2013-2014: The Winter That Certainly Was

5/29/2014

While some have said they had worse snowfall accumulations in years past, or others stated they’ve lived through even colder temperatures, 2013 - 2014 was seen by most to have been a tough, long winter. Period. In the beginning, there was a seasonal forecast. NOAA predicted last October that temperatures would be above normal from November through January across much of the Lower 48...Read More