North American Salt Company Named Supplier of the Year by True Value Company

North American Salt Company Named Supplier of the Year by True Value Company

North American Salt Company, a subsidiary of Compass Minerals, has been named Supplier of the Year by True Value Company for outstanding service in the lawn and garden category. The award recognizes companies whose contributions have helped drive the growth of the True Value co-op and its members, resulting in the highest level of quality service and support to its retail stores.

“North American Salt deserves this coveted honor because it kept our retailers stocked with ice-melt products during one of the harshest winters ever,” said Todd Stanojev, True Value’s lawn and garden global product merchant. “They have been an extraordinary business partner that ensures the co-op can offer our members the best products to help them win at retail.”

North American Salt supplies its Safe Step® and Ice-A-way® brands and True Value’s Fast Melt® brand of consumer ice melt products to the True Value co-op and its members. North American Salt also supplies True Value with a broad selection of water conditioning and animal nutrition products.

“This award reflects the dedication of our internal and external team members coupled with True Value’s ability to adapt to and effectively manage the extreme supply and demand challenges from this past winter season. We are pleased to have been a contributing factor in True Value’s success,” said Greg Jennings, vice president sales, North American Salt Co.

True Value Company, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world’s largest member-owned wholesale hardware cooperatives with $2 billion in annual revenue. Since 2003, True Value has honored select merchandise vendors through its Supplier of the Year awards program. In this year’s competition, the judging committee reviewed more than 2,200 suppliers who had service levels in excess of 95 percent and sales growth with the co-op of more than 5 percent.

About North American Salt Company

Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, North American Salt Company is the world’s third-largest salt producer and operates the world’s largest mine in Goderich, Ontario. The company produces highway deicing salt, consumer deicing and water conditioning products, ingredients used in consumer and commercial foods, products used in agriculture and other consumer and industrial applications. North American Salt is a wholly owned subsidiary of Compass Minerals.

About Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals is a leading producer of inorganic minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer and magnesium chloride. Compass Minerals also provides records management services to businesses throughout the U.K.


Compass Minerals Peggy Landon, 913-344-9315 Director of Investor Relations and

Corporate Communications

Source: Compass Minerals

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