Hold the (road) salt

Weather & Environment

Applying salt and other materials is essential for keeping roads safe in icy, snowy conditions. But determining the material and amount to use is a delicate balance: The goal is to use the right amount in the right place at the right time to achieve the desired result. 

Is it possible to do more with less? Find out at our next webinar, where experts will be talking about best practices for road material applications. You’ll also get exclusive insights from a use case based in the City of West Des Moines, Iowa, USA. 

Key takeaways:
•    Suggestions around salt use and how they have developed
•    Insights into application types and practices 
•    Tools that can help with optimizing material usage and strategy

Who should attend:
Winter road maintenance organizations and decision-makers

If you can’t make the live time, register anyway and we will send you a link to the recording.


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Webinar speakers: 

Mark DeVries

​Mark DeVries

Business Application Manager, Vaisala

As Business Application Manager, Mark applies his winter maintenance and chemical use expertise to help clients/agencies improve operations and solve problems. Prior to joining the Vaisala team, Mark was with McHenry County Division of Transportation (retired,) for 30 years where he served as Maintenance Superintendent.

A frequent industry author and speaker, Mark has been featured at snow/ice, environmental, and municipality seminars across the globe and is also a member or committee participant for numerous industry organizations including APWA, AASHTO, and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Among other awards, Mark is honored to be a past recipient of the APWA Presidential Leadership Award.

Bret Hodne

Director of Public Works, City of West Des Moines

Employed with the City since 1989, Bret started his career as an equipment operator before moving into various managerial roles. He has served on numerous APWA committees and as the Iowa Chapter President and Delegate.  

Bret publishes articles and presents internationally on maintenance-related issues. This expertise earned him the APWA Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education, and APWA also selected Bret as one of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders in North America.