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Salt Update: Stocking Up!

Published on September 14, 2018

Our First Salt Delivery Came Yesterday!

As mentioned in the post earlier this week, Gelderman is working to secure a salt supply to prepare for the coming winter season, and our first load came to our Guelph yard yesterday!

Click through to see some pictures of the salt delivery on the beautiful warm summer day

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Preparing for a Salt Shortage

Published on September 10, 2018

Winter 2018/2019 Salt Shortage

Over the last few months, Gelderman has been in conversation with our salt suppliers discussing the potential of a salt shortage this winter. This is no longer only a potential, but an inevitability that everyone needs to be planning for.

Draglam Salt has released a news item detailing the reasons behind this shortage and their plans to secure salt from unconventional places. As a result, we will be seeing different types of salt, and an increase in cost throughout this winter. In a press release from Landscape Ontario property owners and managers are encouraged to work together during this shortage.

Gelderman is working to secure salt supply now so we are prepared when the snow flies in a few months. This winter will mark a change in habits related to salt. While salting is necessary for safety, cautious use throughout the season will be the only way to manage the supply and cost as we work through the winter together. We will also be continuing use of our Anti-Icing program by use of our liquid brine sprayer.

Thank you to all of our customers for your continued business, we look forward to working with you again this winter!


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August - September Newsletter is out!

Published on August 29, 2018

This month featuring:

  • Spotlight on the Waterdown Maintenance Department

  • Message from the President

  • HR Update

  • News & Events

  • Health & Safety Update

Click through to see all 4 pages!

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Published on August 27, 2018

We are proud to announce that on August 24, 2018 we transitioned to the SN 9001:2016 International Quality Standard for our snow & ice quality management system.

On November 4, 2016, Gelderman Landscape Services became the third snow contractor in Canada to have been certified to the ISO 9001/SN 9001 Certification standard.

Based on the International Organization for Standardization’s fundamentals of ISO 9001, SN 9001 is designed specifically to benefit the commercial snow and ice management industry. Businesses earn and maintain certification through a series of independent, third-party audits. These audits confirm the implementation of processes and procedures that adhere to the business and quality management standards for the professional snow and ice management industry.

At Gelderman, we pride ourselves on providing red carpet care to all of our clients, and obtaining SN 9001 certification is part of our continuing promise to care for you AND your property.

  • Well-defined and documented procedures equals even better service
  • Faster identification and resolution of any quality issues
  • Processes and procedures in place to ensure we deliver the services we promised you
  • Continuous evaluation and improvement to our processes
  • Maintaining the necessary documents to keep everyone on the same page - from your contract, to your snow map, to our service logs
  • We will be performing twice-annual internal audits, and be subject to regular independent, third-party audits, on the implementation of these processes.

We partnered with Smithers Quality Assessments,, an accredited quality and environmental management systems certification body, to achieve our certification.

Check out our official certificate here!

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