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Company Overview of Compass Minerals America Inc.

Company Overview

Compass Minerals America Inc. produces salt and other minerals for winter snow and ice removal, animal nutrition, water conditioning, swimming pools, industrial, and food applications. It offers food salt, water care products, packaged deicing, minerals for animal nutrition, and other salt and mineral products to consumers and industry. The company also provides specialty fertilizers, including potash sulfate for producing fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and other crops. It serves highways, farms, kitchens, and driveways markets in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally. Compass Minerals America Inc. was formerly known as North American Salt Company, Inc. The compa...

9900 West 109th Street

Suite 100

Overland Park, KS 66210

United States

Founded in 1988





Key Executives for Compass Minerals America Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 52
Senior Vice President of Plant Nutrition
Director of Logistics - Compass Minerals
Vice President of Consumer & Industrial Business and GM of Consumer & Industrial Business
Age: 52
Vice President and General Manager of North American Highway
Age: 60
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Compass Minerals America Inc. Key Developments

Compass Minerals America Inc. Appoints Brad Griffith as Senior Vice President of Plant Nutrition, Effective August 29, 2016

Compass Minerals America Inc. has appointed Brad Griffith as senior vice president of plant nutrition, effective August 29, 2016. Griffith will lead Compass Minerals' plant nutrition division and deliver on the division's growth and profitability objectives. Griffith will work with the plant nutrition team to drive product innovation, strengthen customer relationships, and build improved sales and distribution strategies.

Compass Minerals Eliminates 150 Jobs in Response to Sharply Lower Profits and Sales; Announces Quarterly Dividend for 2016

Compass Minerals is eliminating 150 jobs in response to sharply lower profits and sales caused largely by mild winter weather and weakness in agricultural markets. the company announced the cuts as part of a thorough review of its operations. It said the cuts, which will occur throughout the year, will result in a restructuring charge of about $4 million in the first quarter. Most of the positions being eliminated are at the company's Canadian rock salt mine and plant in Goderich, Ontario. Despite the weaker results, the company announced a 5% increase in its quarterly dividend for 2016.

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