K+S Windsor Salt

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K+S Windsor Salt
IndustrySalt Mining
  • Windsor Salt Company
  • The Canadian Salt Company Limited
Number of locations
Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Area served
Key people
Wes Clark, CEO
Productssalt mining and refining
Number of employees
ParentMorton Salt
WebsiteWindsor Salt

K+S Windsor Salt is a salt mining, processing, and distribution company based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It operates the Windsor salt mine. From the salt it mines and produces through evaporative processes, it produces and distributes products for household use, food production, as well as products for agricultural, commercial, and industrial use. Government agencies use a number of its products for ice control on roads in the winter.

The company was previously named The Windsor Salt Company and The Canadian Salt Company, Limited (French: La Société Canadienne de Sel Limitée).

History and company information[edit]

K+S Windsor Salt was founded in 1893 as The Windsor Salt Company by three employees of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was also known as The Canadian Salt Company, Limited (French: La Société Canadienne de Sel Limitée) for a time. Since 1954, it has been owned by Morton Salt, and the company is Canada's largest salt manufacturer.

The company is headquartered in Pointe-Claire, Quebec.[1] It employs 861 people in its three regional sales offices, three evaporated salt plants, three rock salt mines, and throughout a network of warehouses and salt storage facilities.


K+S Windsor Salt recovers, processes, imports, and distributes over 200 evaporated and rock salt products under multiple brand names, including Windsor, Safe-T-Salt and Fino. The company's evaporated salt products (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 K+S Windsor Salt's products for highway ice control.

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  1. ^ Scott’s Directories, 2007 Manufacturer 50th Anniversary Edition (2007, Toronto, Division Big Directories) pg 2-876