In the 1930’s, the scorching heat brought up an ongoing series of severe dust storms and drought, setting many heat records in its path, which is now infamously known as the Dust Bowl. Fast forward almost a century and the heat is back. This July’s average temperature was at 77.6 degrees! It was so hot, it actually broke our country’s record from 1936! This year’s temperatures severely exceeded the average. The average heat index in the month of July was 20%, but this year it rose up to 37%. This isn’t necessarily a good thing in some situations–drought conditions were happening in over half of the country. In just July alone, wildfires spread across nearly 2 million acres of land. Over the last decade, July has just been getting hotter—global warming or just coincidence? Either way, it looks like we’ll be watering our lawns in July for many years to come!
Buyers Products, located in Mentor, Ohio, is growing! The company, most well-known for manufacturing snow plows replacement parts and salt spreaders, recently decided to expand their facility by adding to their existing 310,000 square foot facility. The new facility is expected to be 500,000 square feet, and will be built for further manufacturing of snow-related products. With the new addition, Buyers will have a total of four locations and nearly 1.4 million square feet of property.
Mark Saltzman, President of Buyers Products, explains that “the new production building will allow us to have a dedicated facility to focus on the continued growth of our popular snow and ice control business, which includes our SnowDogg®, SaltDogg® and ScoopDoggTM product lines.” 1
1. Green Industry Supply Chain Management (July 27, 2012)
The fall season is quickly approaching and soon, it’ll be time to think about firewood. We recommend getting your chains sharpened before the season hits. Have you heard? Here at Sohar’s, we use the one-of-a-kind Franzen Chain Sharpener. The Franzen Chain Sharpener is a state-of-the-art machine that professionally and accurately sharpens chains. We still sell hand sharpeners and files over the counter, but the Franzen is like no other.
Our competitors sharpen chains by hand – this could cause the chain to be over-sharpened, reducing the life of your chain. Sharpening by hand also takes a lot of time so the turnaround is much slower, but the majority of our chains are sharpened within 24-hours of when they were dropped off. The Franzen machine ensures a quality cut by sharpening both the chain and the raker at the exact same time. Its unique cutting wheel design allows the chain to be sharpened to the same depth, the same way, to every link, without damaging the integrity of the material. This extends the life of your chain and guarantees that your chain will provide a quality cut.
We’re not a box store. We’re an independent Scag “Pro-Gold” dealer looking to provide the best customer experience, whether you’re a landscaper, business owner or homeowner. Stop on in to view our full-line of Scag products.
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Hello again, everyone! Starting Sunday, April 1, 2012, there will be a new detour to get to our building. Please see the map below. They are closing E. Highland on the railroad tracks, just to the east of our driveway (Empire Pkwy) and Fun ‘N Stuff’s driveway. Please see the detour below — it’ll show you the best route to get to us from the east. Thank you!
We’re happy to finally announce that E. Highland Rd. is now open to through traffic, so you can now visit us from the west AND the east. The detour is no longer necessary. Thanks for your patience!
Hey again everyone — starting Monday, August 1, 2011, there will be a new detour to get to our building. Please see the map below. They are closing E. Highland from the road just east of our driveway (Empire Pkwy) to just west of Fun ‘N Stuff’s driveway. Please see the detour below — it’ll show you the best route to get to us from the east. Thanks!
Great news, everyone — E. Highland is now open to traffic in both directions! The area affected by the water main break a few weeks ago has been repaired and we can now be accessed from the Route 8 side of Highland Road.
Please note that E. Highland is scheduled to be closed for approximately two months at the railroad tracks just east of us, so you will need to use a detour to access us as we will be closed from access from the east. Thanks!
Hey everyone! If you need to come to the store, E. Highland is now open in both directions (from Route 8 and Valley View) to local traffic only. If you’re coming from Route 8, please be careful as only one lane is open due to the large “ROAD CLOSED” signs blocking where the road buckled due to the water main break earlier this week.
Update (July 1): Highland is now closed again from Route 8. In order to visit us, you’ll have to take the detour: Left on S. Bedford Road, Right on Route 82, Right on Valley View Road and then a Right on E. Highland Road.