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Last €79.28 EUR
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9900 West 109th Street

Suite 100

Overland Park, KS 66210

United States

Phone: 913-344-9200


Compass Minerals International, Inc. engages in the production and marketing of essential minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer (SOP), and magnesium chloride. The company also sells various premium micronutrient products under its Wolf Trax brand. Additionally, the company produces and markets consumer deicing and water conditioning products, ingredients used in consumer and commercial food preparation, and other mineral-based products for consumer, agricultural and industrial applications. Segments The company operates in two segments, Salt and Plant Nutrition. Salt segment The Salt segment mines, produces, processes, distributes, and markets sodium chloride and magnesium chloride in North America and sodium chloride in the U.K. The Salt segment products include rock salt, mechanically evaporated and solar evaporated salt, and brine and flake magnesium chloride. The company also purchases potassium chloride (KCl) and calcium chloride to sell as finished products or to blend with sodium chloride to produce specialty products. The company’s production capacity, excluding salt and other minerals purchased under contracts, is approximately 15.6 million tons of salt per year. Canada – The company produces finished salt products at four locations in Canada. Rock salt mined at its Goderich, Ontario, mine serves the highway deicing markets and the consumer and industrial markets in Canada and the Great Lakes region of the U.S., principally through a series of depots located around the Great Lakes and through packaging facilities. Mechanically evaporated salt used for its consumer and industrial product lines is produced at three facilities strategically located throughout Canada: Amherst, Nova Scotia in eastern Canada; Goderich, Ontario, in Central Canada; and Unity, Saskatchewan, in western Canada. The United States – The Cote Blanche, Louisiana rock salt mine serves highway deicing customers through a series of depots located along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers (and their major tributaries) and chemical and agricultural customers in the U.S. The company’s solar evaporation facility principally serves consumer and industrial markets, provides salt for highway deicing and chemical applications, and produces magnesium chloride, which is used in deicing, dust control and unpaved road surface stabilization applications. Additionally, the company serves areas with evaporated salt purchased from other suppliers’ facilities. The company also operates three salt packaging facilities in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, which principally serve consumer deicing and water conditioning customers. The United Kingdom – The company’s Winsford rock salt mine in northwest, England, near Manchester serves the U.K. highway deicing market, primarily in England and Wales. Products and Customers: The company sells its salt products through its highway deicing product line (which includes brine magnesium chloride, as well as rock salt treated with this mineral) and its consumer and industrial product line (which includes salt, as well as products containing magnesium chloride and calcium chloride in both pure form and blended with salt). The company’s principal customers are states, provinces, counties, municipalities and road maintenance contractors that purchase bulk deicing salt, both treated and untreated, for ice control on public roadways. The company’s Sifto brand encompasses a line of salt products. Its consumer and industrial product line is distributed through various channels, including retail, agricultural, industrial, janitorial/sanitation and resellers. Seasonality: On average, over the last three years, approximately two-thirds of the company’s deicing product sales occurred during November through March each year when winter weather was most severe. The majority of its North American deicing sales are made in Canada and the Midwestern U.S. where inclement weather during the winter months causes dangerous road conditions. Plant Nutrition segment The Plant Nutrition segment produces and markets SOP crop nutrients, industrial-grade SOP, and magnesium chloride for agricult

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