5 STARS from JCTC

Jefferson Community & Technical College (JCTC) Case Study in Louisville, KY

The flexibility of using ICE B’Gone Magic Salt products along with special snow removal equipment purchased through IBG Magic of Kentuckiana has made a big difference in the speed and effectiveness at which JCTC can treat for snow and ice.

Craig Turpin of JCTC feels that ICE B’Gone Magic Salt is a 5 STAR PRODUCT and is a MUST for extremely cold wet weather or considerable snow accumulation. JCTC is now able to apply the specific product needed based on the weather event.

Even during a mild winter, they were able to see the benefits of using ICE B’ Gone Magic Salt. They now have an improved ability to deal with ice, sleet, snow or freezing rain, whatever the condition might be here in Louisville.

Problems that JCTC was experiencing.

With a large geographic layout, both locally and throughout the state of Kentucky, and the need to cover streets, parking lots, driveways and service roads, JCTC needs a quick and adaptable manner of handling snow and ice removal.

Problem Solved by IBG Magic of Kentuckiana

The college purchased snow removal equipment to assist with snow removal. They bought a V-box Spreader from Fisher Snow Plows that fits in their truck and a spray-tank. This gives them the ability to use a dry or liquid product depending on the type of  weather predicted. They also purchase ICE B’Gone Magic Salt and ICE B’Gone Hot Brine products to use in addition to traditional rock salt.

ICE B’Gone Magic Salt is effective down to -35 degrees making it useful in extreme situations. ICE B’Gone Magic Salt can “burn off” up to two inches of snow with no plowing. It also exhibits a residual effect, making it last longer than ordinary de-icers.

You can SEE THE RESULTS!

In January 2013, the first two predicted snowfalls gave JCTC the opportunity to test the ICE B’Gone Magic Salt products.

One of their campuses is located about 30 miles east of Louisville in Shelbyville and is in a more rural area, with  wide open spaces. The weather in this location is much more intense than their downtown Louisville location. This is where they found significant performance differences compared to prior years.

Facility Manager Craig Turpin found, that ICE B’Gone Magic Salt was a much better melting agent than the normal rock salt they had used in the past. The liquid product was more effective on snow accumulation and the granulated product performed wonderfully with ice and freezing rain. Mr. Turpin feels that in the long term, JCTC will save anywhere from 35-50 percent compared to their prior cost of dealing with snow removal.

From a payroll standpoint,  Mr. Turpin has also seen a 25 percent drop in costs compared to a comparable winter. Between the better snow removal equipment and more efficient products, JCTC is paying less in overtime and is able to cover four campuses with  only two employees versus the three they needed in the past.

In the End JCTC Saves Money, Time, and Labor!

The flexibility of using ICE B’Gone Magic Salt products along with special equipment purchased through IBG Magic of Kentuckiana has made a big difference in the speed and effectiveness at which JCTC can treat for snow and ice.

Craig Turpin of  JCTC feels that ICE B’ Gone Magic Salt is a must for extremely cold wet weather or considerable snow accumulation. JCTC is now able to apply the specific product needed based on the weather event. Even during a mild winter, they were able to see the benefits of using ICE B’Gone Magic Salt.

They now have an improved ability to deal with ice, sleet, snow or freezing rain, whatever the condition might be.

Mr. Turpin asserts: “When you can pre-treat and apply  something that takes away your need to clear a parking lot, or makes your job easier when you have that much volume, it’s well worth the money. ICE B’Gone Magic Salt is 5 STAR PRODUCT!”

Author: Bill Minor

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