Redmond’s, and Ice Slicer’s, story begins in 1958, when a prolonged drought forced the Bosshardt brothers to abandon their farm in central Utah. Aware that Native Americans had once harvested salt rock from their farmland, Milo and Lamar Bosshardt borrowed a little money and went into the salt business with little more than sledgehammers, picks, and a determination to provide for their families.
In the 1960s, local governments realized that Redmond’s unique mineral salt melted road ice more efficiently than traditional white salt, and Red- mond began marketing crushed salt as a premium highway deicing salt. The product would later be known as Ice Slicer.
Milo and Lamar believed in their mineral salt with their whole hearts. They knew it was special and so do we. We feel lucky to provide nature’s most potent deicer to shed and plows in 30+ states as well as to com- mercial properties and individual homes. When our natural deicer hits the road during tough winter storm conditions, our peace of mind comes from knowing we have given our snow fighters the most powerful, granu- lar deicing weapon available.
Ice Slicer is a proud partner of Utah Snow Fighters. We strongly support USF’s mission and join them in their efforts to keep our roads safe.
Without the efforts of these true first responders, so many of us would not make it to work safely on those icy winter mornings. Ice Slicer is thankful for the diligent efforts of the men and women across this coun- try who stay ahead of the storms in order to protect the public, clear the roads, prevent accidents, and keep our economy pumping.
We’ve been on a mission since day one: to provide safer roads for more people. Ice Slicer is honored to partner with The National Coalition for Open Roads (NCFOR), an association devoted to educating policymakers, transportation professionals, snowfighters, media, and the general public on best practices for winter road maintenance; promoting increased winter road maintenance budgets throughout the country; and recognizing and developing an awareness of snowfighters as first responders.