A snow storm that dumped nearly 10 inches of snow on Chicago Tuesday is meaning good business for the Hutchinson Salt Mine.
General Manager Harold Mayo says mining was slow last year, and the beginning of this year, until some major snow storms moved across the midwest.
Chicago is one of the mine's biggest customers. Mayo says the mine has been shipping thousands of tons of salt to the area by rail.
With the production increase, the mine has gone from two 8-hour shifts to two 10-hour shifts. Jobs could also be added to the 35-employee workforce.
Mayo says while most people dread it, his company prays for bad weather.
Besides Kansas, the Hutchinson Salt Mine also serves Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois.