Cote Blanche Mine Turns Tons of Salt into Donation for Food Banks

Compass Minerals’ Cote Blanche mine continued its annual Charity Day, contributing money for every ton of salt mined.

Thanks to the employees’ efforts, more than $9,900 was donated to the area’s two largest food banks, St. Mary Outreach in Morgan City and Solomon House in New Iberia. The mine has conducted the Charity Day for the past eight years.

“Our employees anticipate the Charity Day every year,” said Don Brumm, vice president of operations at Cote Blanche. “We’re honored that the results of our hard work were able to help so many this holiday season.”

With miners 1,500 feet underground 24/7, the Cote Blanche salt mine produces salt that is shipped to an extensive network of depots along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to be used for highway deicing in 18 states throughout the winter.

In the picture to the right, a Compass Minerals employee and retiree present a check to Ellen Nora of Solomon House. Pictured from left to right: Pat Olivier, Compass Minerals retiree; Ellen Nora, Solomon House director; Toyla Charles, Compass Minerals human resources business partner.