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Do You Want Salt With That? Asks Slingsby

December 6, 2012

MANCHESTER, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

COLDER than average months in October and November are already driving sales at
workplace equipment supplier Slingsby’s purpose built salt facility as increasing numbers
of businesses choose to prepare early for winter.

Met Office figures show that 2012 has been one of the coldest years since 1996 and
several inches of snow have already fallen across parts of the UK. Now bookmakers are
slashing odds on a white Christmas and say there is a 10-1 chance that the UK’s coldest
ever temperature of -27.2C could be broken this winter.

Lee Wright, Marketing Director of Slingsby, explains: “After a wet and miserable
summer it seems the meteorologists are expecting the bad weather to continue as 2012 comes
to a close with many forecasting a colder than average winter with widespread freezing,
snow and major disruption for workplaces across all industries.

“As a result we’re already experiencing strong salt sales to all types of businesses
that have car parks, walkways and outdoor areas. Many are stocking up now to beat the
inevitable rush to buy salt that occurs whenever snow and ice hits the UK and it makes
sense to prepare early because salt is a product that can be stored for long periods of

Jim Dale of British Weather Services said: “We’re forecasting a colder than average
period from mid-November to late January, with significant snow at times, particularly in
the north and east, but with London also seeing snow. Minimum temperatures are expected to
fall to about -10C in southern England and -18C in parts of Scotland.”

Slingsby opened its salt distribution centre and bagging plant last year to complement
the company’s 35,000 workplace products, which includes an extensive range of winter
products such as snow shovels
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, salt spreaders and grit bins. The facility enables Slingsby to provide
next day delivery anywhere in the UK on a full range of products to tackle snow and ice
including salt, rock salt
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and grit in quantities ranging from 5kg to one tonne
bags with both brown rock salt
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suitable for use on large areas, and the more economical and cleaner white rock salt
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For further information about Slingsby and its range of products visit
http://www.slingsby.com, call 0800 294 4440 to request a catalogue or visit the
company’s trade counter in Baildon near Bradford, which is also open to the public and
where bags of salt start from just GBP2.50 including VAT.

Note to editor:-

Slingsby was established in Bradford during 1893 by Harry Crowther Slingsby who
designed and created a range of robust trucks and trolleys to move heavy loads
horizontally around large buildings. Several members of the Slingsby family remain on the
board of directors and whilst the company is still famous for its manual handling
equipment, it now supplies more than 35,000 workplace products to a full range of
industries via its catalogues and website. For further information visit


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