Drive-up salt service helps customers during icy weather

CREATED Dec. 20, 2013 - UPDATED: Dec. 20, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - It's a winter weather moment we all dread.

Icy roads and walkways have us slipping and sliding until we buy salt to solve the problem.

One company on Milwaukee’s south side has a convenient way to get customers stocked and ready.

Sherwin Industries at 20th and Morgan have it down to a science.  Instead of hauling salt yourself, all you have to do is drive up, pay, and be on your way.

"They walk in the office, order it up, they call us out to us on the walkie-talkie, and we bring it out and load it into the car for them," said worker Matt Smith.

Homeowners don't always stop by for just one bag.

"We've had some people in automobiles take 20 bags, and that's just like in a regular car, not a truck," Smith explained.

The streamlined service is helpful when it comes to the increased customer traffic.

“We just wait for the next customer to roll in and hope they keep coming," Smith said.