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Maybe, just maybe, we can get Mel's Mix to New England!

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Maybe, just maybe, we can get Mel's Mix to New England!

Post  martha on 1/2/2012, 11:44 pm

http://www.squarefootgardening.com/mels-mix/

I have no idea how many bags would constitute a truck-load, and I have no idea how much the shipping would be, but I think the first question is if anyone is interested in participating in a truck load of Mel's Mix, if we could make it work.
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Post  genes on 1/3/2012, 12:31 am

forum member pvpind owns vermiulite distribiutor ship. He said he would sell us a tractor trailer load

he might mean 40 foot trailer.
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Post  martha on 1/3/2012, 6:06 pm

Shocked that would be a LOT of vermiculite!
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Post  PVPind on 1/6/2012, 11:24 am

Freight into New England from Ohio starts at just about $2000 and goes way up from there on a full truckload of 4 cu.ft. bags. Which is 1008 bags on 28 pallets. We don't have real good representation in N.E. you might be able to talk to Jeff Sheehy @ Whittemore Perlite who is also a manufacturer like myself. He might be able to help you find a distributor locally. Most of us Perlite expanders exfoliate Vermiculite also. The two go together like peas in a pod.

Here is Whittemore's contact info-

http://www.perlite.org/members.php?select=Massachusetts&Submit=Search+USA+Members+by+State
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Post  martha on 1/6/2012, 11:29 am

Wow, thanks!
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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 11:50 am

Hummmmmmmmmmmmm that's not to bad for trucking in a load
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Post  PVPind on 1/6/2012, 12:00 pm

That's also just the freight charges not including the 1008 bags of material. Since Vermiculite and Perlite are commodities it's always best to find a local manufacturer and/or Distributor (i.e. BFG, Commerce, Worms Way/ Bloomington Wholesale, Griffins, Wetsel, WH Milikowski or the like) and find a local retailer who can order it for you of has it on hand. Freight plays a large roll in retail pricing. Trucking is not cheap at all! Especially going East.
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Post  martha on 1/6/2012, 2:33 pm

Why is going east more expensive?
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Post  PVPind on 1/6/2012, 2:36 pm

The reasons I have been told are

More tolls

Traffic

Hard to get a back haul.
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Post  boffer on 1/6/2012, 2:36 pm

@martha wrote:Why is going east more expensive?
Especially since the wind is at your back and you're going downhill! :whistle:
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Post  llama momma on 1/6/2012, 2:48 pm

Here is something I looked up:
The 7 bridges in and around Manhattan --
In terms of traffic volume, it is the largest bridge and tunnel toll agency in the United States serving more than a million people each day and generating more than $900 million in toll revenue annually.
As a former Long Island gal I can only imagine how much fuel is wasted too sitting in hours and hours of traffic in that area.

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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 3:20 pm

That's also just the freight charges not including the 1008 bags of material. Since Vermiculite and Perlite are commodities

yes Sir,I bet if one was to stock it it would sell Smile in the right location,I'd like about 1/2 that much on the farm
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Post  PVPind on 1/6/2012, 3:31 pm

Texas on the other hand.....

One place I don't think we have shipped horticultural products, at least since I have been in the office doing sales. Industrial and construction yes, never hort.

I would imagine your suppliers are either SunGro, A&B Industrial (LA.) or Therm-o-Rock West (AZ.)
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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 8:50 pm

well sir I couldn't tell you I've been retired a few years now so I don't know Cool
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