Canadian Salt Company
|Predecessor(s)||Windsor Salt Company|
|Number of locations||Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan|
|Key people||Wes Clark, CEO|
|Products||salt mining and refining|
Founded in 1893, in Windsor, Ontario, with three employees of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (C.P.R.) and was originally named The Windsor Salt Company. Within a few years, the operation was sold and became The Canadian Salt Company, Limited (French: La Societe Canadienne de Sel Limitee). The company has changed ownership at least twice (owned by Morton Salt since 1954), but it remained a leader in modern salt processing methods, and is considered Canada's largest salt manufacturer.
The Company is engaged in the recovery, processing, importing, and sale of salt, and provides over 200 evaporated and rock salt products under its well-known Windsor, Safe-T-Salt and Fino salt brand names.
Products made from evaporated salt (salt recovered from brine) are used in household and food products, as well as for agricultural, water softening and industrial purposes. Those made from mined rock salt are also sold to household and industrial markets for ice control, and to the water softening and general industrial trades. Government agencies are among the largest users of the Company's products for highway ice control.
The company employs 861 people in its three regional sales offices, four evaporated salt plants and three rock salt mines, as well as across its Canada-wide network of warehouses and salt storage facilities.
- Seleine Mine (Magdalen Islands) - mine acquired by Morton Salt in 1988
- (Ojibway) Windsor, Ontario - mine (1955)
- Pugwash, Nova Scotia - mine and evaporation facility
- Scott’s Directories, 2007 Manufacturer 50th Anniversary Edition (2007, Toronto, Division Big Directories) pg 2-876
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