Salt supply limited in Pittsburgh area as stores see high demand


Salt bags may be a priority for most when winter weather hits, but Pittsburgh-area hardware stores are finding the timing of this storm not ideal when it comes to keeping their shelves stocked. “Supply is starting to get tight because of all the bad weather across the country,” said Richard Jackley, director of Eastwood Hardware. “We’re supposed to have salt on Friday, I don’t know if we will.” While Eastwood Hardware usually has several salt pallets in its store, there are none on Thursday nights. “We’ve already run out but next time we order we’ll have salt,” he said. “It’s getting to the point where we don’t know what we’re going to get anymore because everything comes out of the warehouse so fast.” Rollier Hardware Inc still had bags up for grabs hours before the storm hit. “It’s the end of the year, a lot of our suppliers plan so much throughout the year and when it gets low, a lot of times it’s difficult at the end of the year and we’re running into that right now. “, owner of Rollier Hardware Inc., said Brett Satterfield. Satterfield recommended that everyone try to stock up on salt, because the end of the winter season is approaching and their orders will become more scarce. “You would probably better get some now because our ability to get future products now, because we’re coming to the end of the year, it’s going to get harder and we’re probably going to run out of stock, so better have some more” , Satterfield said. Although salt supplies were limited, other winter storm supplies like shovels, ice scrapers and winter windshield washer fluid were always in stock at hardware stores Action News 4 of Pittsburgh s is maintained.

Salt bags may be a priority for most when winter weather hits, but Pittsburgh-area hardware stores are finding the timing of this storm not ideal when it comes to keeping their shelves stocked.

“Supply is starting to get tight because of all the bad weather across the country,” said Richard Jackley, director of Eastwood Hardware. “We’re supposed to have salt on Friday, I don’t know if we will.”

While Eastwood Hardware usually has several pallets of salt in their store, they completely ran out Thursday night.

“We’ve already run out but next time we order we’ll have salt,” he said. “It’s getting to the point where we don’t know what we’re going to get anymore because everything comes out of the warehouse so fast.”

Rollier Hardware Inc still had bags up for grabs hours before the storm hit.

“It’s the end of the year, a lot of our suppliers plan so much throughout the year and when it gets low, a lot of times it’s difficult at the end of the year and we run into that in this moment,” Rollier Hardware Inc owner Brett Satterfield said.

Satterfield recommended everyone try to stock up on salt, as the end of the winter season is approaching and their orders will become scarcer.

“You’re probably better off getting some now because our ability to get future products now, because we’re coming to the end of the year, it’s going to get harder and we’re probably going to run out of stock, so better to have a little more,” Satterfield said.

Although the supply of salt was limited, other supplies for winter storms such as shovels, ice scrapers and winter windshield washer fluid were always in stock at the hardware stores Action News 4 of Pittsburgh with. entertained.

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