January 8, 2019
Compass Minerals Provides Fourth-Quarter Snow Data and Goderich Mine Update

Today Compass Minerals reported that winter weather in the fourth quarter of 2018 was average throughout its North American-served market; however, highway deicing sales were below expectations due to the timing of snow events. The company also announced fourth-quarter 2018 salt production rates at the company’s Goderich mine improved compared to third-quarter 2018 results.

See the full release here.

December 18, 2018
Produquímica Honored with Agro+ Integrity Seal 2018

Produquímica, a Compass Minerals company, received the Agro+ Integrity Seal 2018, a recognition for Brazilian companies that adopt good governance and strong management practices that support a culture of compliance and prevent fraud and corruption at all levels.

November 19, 2018
Compass Minerals Announces CEO Transition

The company’s Board of Directors and Fran Malecha have mutually agreed that Malecha will step down from his position as president, CEO and board member effective immediately.

November 9, 2018
Compass Minerals Announces VP of Finance, Latin America

Compass Minerals has promoted Adilson Silva to vice president, finance, Latin America.

November 8, 2018
Compass Minerals Declares Dividend

The Board of Directors of Compass Minerals declared a cash dividend of $0.72 per share payable December 17, 2018, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 3, 2018.

November 8, 2018
Compass Minerals Names New VP of Information Technology Services

Compass Minerals has appointed Rob Fisher as its new vice president of information technology services (ITS).

October 31, 2018
Compass Minerals Reports Third-Quarter 2018 Results

Compass Minerals reported third quarter 2018 net income of $12.8 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, compared to $32.0 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

October 18, 2018
Sporting Kansas City Teams Up with Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals has been named the preferred plant nutrition and salt provider of Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City.

October 12, 2018
Celebrate Global Fertilizer Day on October 13

Compass Minerals is proud to support Global Fertilizer Day on Saturday, Oct. 13.

October 11, 2018
Employees Raise Funds for the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Employees at Compass Minerals’ corporate headquarters in Overland Park and the North American Innovation Center in Stilwell joined forces to raise more than $6,500 for this year’s Susan G. Komen Kansas City Race for the Cure.

September 17, 2018
Compass Minerals Names Senior Vice President, People and Culture

Compass Minerals has named Angela Jones senior vice president, people and culture, effective immediately.

October 23, 2018
Compass Minerals Provides Preliminary Third-Quarter Salt Segment Update and Revised Full-Year Earnings Guidance

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) announced today that production rates at its Goderich, Ontario, salt mine were lower-than-expected for the third quarter of 2018. 

September 10, 2018
Compass Minerals Releases 2017 Environmental & Social Responsibility Update

Compass Minerals has released its 2017 Environmental & Social Responsibility Update, a summary update to the 2016 Sustainability Report, GUIDED BY OUR COMPASS.

July 16, 2018
Compass Minerals’ Employees at Goderich Mine Ratify Three-Year Agreement

Compass Minerals’ unionized employees at the Goderich Mine have ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement. This ends an 11-week strike at the mine.

July 16, 2018
Compass Minerals and Unifor Local 16-0 Reach Tentative Agreement

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) and Unifor Local 16-0, the union representing the company’s hourly workers at its Goderich Mine, have reached a tentative three-year agreement.

July 12, 2018
Unifor and Compass Minerals Continue Negotiations

Unifor and Compass Minerals returned to the bargaining table today and progress was made.

July 10, 2018
Unifor and Compass Minerals Return to Negotiations

Unifor and Compass Minerals have agreed to return to the bargaining table on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 9 a.m. Peaceful picketing at the Goderich Mine is occurring.

June 28, 2018
Open Letter to the Goderich Community from Compass Minerals

Later today members of Unifor and the community will gather at a rally in support of Unifor Local 16-0, the union that represents our hourly workers at the Goderich Mine. Compass Minerals is the largest employer in Goderich and our employees have been on strike for almost nine weeks.

June 27, 2018
Diana Toman Recognized by Association of Corporate Counsel

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has named Diana Toman, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, as a 2018 Top 10 30-Somethings.

May 1, 2018
Compass Minerals Reports First Quarter 2018 Earnings

Compass Minerals reported net earnings of $12.6 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, for the quarter, compared to earnings of $21.5 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, in the prior-year period. While first-quarter 2018 revenue grew 13 percent from 2017 results, increased costs in the Salt and Plant Nutrition North America segments drove a 36 percent decline in operating earnings.

April 27, 2018
Statement from Compass Minerals’ Goderich Mine Regarding Strike

Unifor Local 16-0, the union representing hourly workers at Compass Minerals’ Goderich Mine, has commenced a strike. This follows extensive collective bargaining between the company and the union.

April 27, 2018
Compass Minerals Recognizes International Workers’ Memorial Day

Compass Minerals will be marking International Workers’ Memorial Day with a moment of silence on Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. CST. Recognized globally on April 28 each year, it is a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made ill by their work.   

April 19, 2018
Compass Minerals Names New VP of Operations in Ogden

Compass Minerals has appointed Dean Thompson to vice president of operations of its Ogden, Utah, facility, effective April 25, 2018. Thompson will be responsible for leading the production activities for both the salt and sulfate of potash plants in Ogden.

April 12, 2018
Compass Minerals Presents MicroActive Technology at Fertilizer Conference

At this year’s Latin American Fertilizer Conference, Produquímica, a Compass Minerals company, introduced MicroActive™ technology, an innovative alternative to coating NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) fertilizer granules with micronutrients.

Produquímica, in partnership with the research company Embrapa Instrumentação, developed the groundbreaking water-based formulation to improve micronutrient distribution and plant availability. The coating process enables a highly adherent, homogeneous water suspension of nanoparticles, to cover a fertilizer blend resulting in a more consistent coating and better distribution of micronutrients across the field. The process also allows for optimal application rates to ensure plant vigor and yield.

“MicroActive technology is available with different nutrient ratios that are based on the demands of the micronutrient market,” said Michel Castellani, Produquímica research and development manager. “It was essential to use high-quality raw materials to achieve the application rates needed to support higher agronomic performance.”

“Coating one nutrient onto another, without losing adherence over time, and keeping the correct nutrient ratios was a great challenge during the research,” said Embrapa researcher Cauê Ribeiro. “Together, we developed a formula with enhanced performance features that is more environmentally friendly.”

The product line is currently available in Brazil. Distribution may expand into new markets as demand for the technology grows.

“Innovation is one of the main pillars of our company. We make significant investments in the development of our projects and work in partnership with renowned research institutions worldwide. We are proud to have partnered with Embrapa, a research company we admire so much, to develop the MicroActive technology” commented Ithamar Prada, Produquímica research and development director.

To the right, the research and development team responsible for leading the MicroActive project along with Embrapa. From left to right: Ricardo Oliveira, research and development engineer; Samantha Faria, research and development assistant; Michel Castellani, research and development manager, Gabriel Uehara, junior researcher and project MicroActive leader and Isaías Barros, research and development assistant.

April 10, 2018
Compass Minerals Reports First-Quarter Snow-Event Data

Compass Minerals reported above-average winter weather in its primary North American service areas for the first quarter of 2018 and the full 2017-2018 winter season.

“Our sales this quarter not only benefited from a return to more typical winter weather in North America, but also from a strong winter in the U.K.,” said Fran Malecha, Compass Minerals’ president and CEO. “While fundamentals look to be improving for highway deicing salt in many of our markets, our full-year salt volume guidance remains unchanged as we progress through this year’s North American highway deicing bid season and continue ramping up production with continuous mining and haulage at our Goderich mine.”

View the full release here.

March 21, 2018
Compass Minerals Issues 2017 Annual Report

Compass Minerals released its 2017 Annual Report today.

February 13, 2018
Compass Minerals Reports Solid Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

Compass Minerals reported reported a year-over-year increase in fourth-quarter revenue and operating earnings driven by improved Plant Nutrition South America results, which more than offset weather-driven weakness in the company’s Salt business.

February 23, 2018
Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition Expands Research Commitment with Opening of Innovation Center

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition has expanded its research and development (R&D) capabilities with the opening of a new North American Innovation Center.

January 10, 2018
Compass Minerals Reports Fourth-Quarter Snow-Event Data

Compass Minerals reported above-average winter weather in its primary North American service areas, while the company’s highway deicing sales volumes were slightly below the 10-year average.

December 20, 2017
Produquimica Earns Top 100 Recognition for Innovative Use of IT

Produquímica, a Compass Minerals company, was listed as one of the 100+ Most Innovative Companies in IT Uses at the IT Forum Expo. The award recognizes projects in Brazil that use information technology (IT) as a strategic tool for growth.

December 5, 2017
Compass Minerals Publishes 2016 Sustainability Report

Compass Minerals has published its 2016 Sustainability Report, “Guided by Our Compass.” This interactive, web-based report offers a full overview of 2016 efforts to secure a more sustainable future for Compass Minerals that benefits the company’s customers, employees, communities and shareholders.

November 9, 2017
Compass Minerals Announces Launch of ProAcqua Portfolio in North America

Compass Minerals’ plant nutrition division today announced the North American launch of its water-soluble product portfolio, ProAcqua™ nutrients. The ProAcqua portfolio is the first line to launch in North America as a result of the company’s 2016 acquisition of Brazil-based Produquímica.

November 6, 2017
President, South America is Appointed

Produquímica, a Compass Minerals company, today announced the appointment of Gustavo Vasques as the company’s president, South America.

October 11, 2017
Compass Minerals Supports Second Annual Global Fertilizer Day

Compass Minerals is proud to support Global Fertilizer Day on Friday, Oct. 13. Global Fertilizer Day is supported by key industry organizations such as The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), Fertilizers Europe, Fertilizer Canada, the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI).

September 25, 2017
Employees Build and Donate Bikes for Low-Income Families

Compass Minerals’ Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team came together for a day of volunteering and team building to assemble and deliver bicycles to deserving children.

September 19, 2017
Compass Minerals Announces Multi-Year Agreement with Employees at Lyons Plant

Compass Minerals is proud to announce a collective bargaining agreement has been reached with Lyons, Kansas, plant employees represented by International Chemical Workers Union Council, Local 278C and United Food and Commercial Workers Union, CLC. 

September 18, 2017
Compass Minerals Appoints Teresa Cook Vice President, Corporate Controller

Compass Minerals has appointed Teresa Cook to vice president, corporate controller. Cook has been with the company for 12 years, having most recently served for two years as finance director in the salt division.

September 15, 2017
Compass Minerals Adds Agricultural Expertise to the Plant Nutrition Team

The plant nutrition team at Compass Minerals continues to grow with the additions of Sean Knapp, vice president of North America; Ron Restum, strategic account director; and Cole Hansen, marketing and product strategy director.

August 7, 2017
Compass Minerals Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) reported a second-quarter loss of $6.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $6.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016.

August 3, 2017
Compass Minerals Names James Standen Chief Financial Officer

James “Jamie” Standen has been appointed chief financial officer effective immediately. Standen had been serving as interim CFO and treasurer since April 25, 2017.

May 3, 2017
Compass Minerals Reports First Quarter Earnings

Compass Minerals reported first-quarter net earnings of $21.5 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, compared to $49.7 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016.

April 25, 2017
Compass Minerals Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer

Compass Minerals announced today that effective immediately its chief financial officer, Patrick “Doug” Linehan, is departing the company due to unforeseen personal circumstances. Linehan’s departure involves no disputes with the company or issues regarding accounting practices, financial statements or operations.

April 12, 2017
Diana Toman Named to Ingram’s 2017 Class of 40 Under Forty

Diana Toman, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, was named to Ingram’s 2017 Class of 40 Under Forty. Each year, this award program recognizes 40 up-and-coming business and civic leaders in the Kansas City region.

March 28, 2017
Compass Minerals Names Patrick D. Linehan Chief Financial Officer

Compass Minerals today announced the appointment of Patrick “Doug” Linehan as the company’s chief financial officer effective April 3, 2017.

March 23, 2017
Compass Minerals Ratifies Three-Year Agreement with Employees at Unity Plant

Compass Minerals has reached a three-year agreement with Unity plant employees represented by Unifor Local 677.

March 21, 2017
Compass Minerals Issues 2016 Annual Report

Compass Minerals released its 2016 Annual Report today.

March 9, 2017
Compass Minerals Celebrates International Women’s Day

Compass Minerals marked International Women’s Day with its second annual celebration, broadcasted from the company’s headquarters.

February 8, 2017
Compass Minerals Reports Solid Fourth-Quarter Earnings Boosted by Brazilian Acquisition

Compass Minerals posted solid fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings driven by the resilient performance of the salt business and the contribution of the Brazilian specialty plant nutrition company, Produquímica, which was acquired on October 3, 2016.

February 3, 2017
Winsford Site Plants 1,400 Trees with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

In one week, the Winsford site, along with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, planted 1,400 trees around the site.

February 2, 2017
Compass Minerals Increases Dividend for 14th Consecutive Year

The Board of Directors of Compass Minerals approved a 3.6 percent increase in the quarterly dividend for 2017 to $0.72 per share. This increase is effective with the company’s dividend payable March 15, 2017, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 1, 2017.

February 2, 2017
Compass Minerals Adds Latin American Experience to Board of Directors with Appointment of Valdemar L. Fischer

Valdemar L. Fischer has been elected to the Board of Directors of Compass Minerals.

January 26, 2017
Compass Minerals Supports Utah Food Bank for Ninth Consecutive Year

In December, volunteers from Compass Minerals’ Ogden site delivered and assembled food baskets for Ogden’s Catholic Community Services (CCS) Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank. More than 20 Compass Minerals volunteers unloaded the $28,000 worth of goods and assembled baskets for more than 1,600 Utah families.

January 25, 2017
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.

January 9, 2017
Compass Minerals Reports Fourth-Quarter Snow-Event Data

Above-average winter weather in Compass Minerals’ primary North American service areas lifted fourth-quarter 2016 salt sales volumes above prior-year results.

January 3, 2017
Compass Minerals Helps Local Families in Winsford

Compass Minerals employees collected 162 kilograms of food, or 12 boxes, to donate to a food bank in Winsford, Cheshire. The Mid Cheshire Foodbank, supported by the Trussell Trust, provides three days of emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in Cheshire.

December 29, 2016
Compass Minerals Provides Support to Water Quality Education Program

Compass Minerals donated $12,000 to a unique school-based water quality education curriculum, T.R.U.E. Blue (Teaching Rivers in an Urban Environment), a program established and facilitated by Blue River Watershed Association (BRWA).

December 7, 2016
Compass Minerals Appoints Vice President, Innovation and Product Development

Ryan Bartlett, Ph.D., has joined Compass Minerals as vice president, innovation and product development.

November 7, 2016
Compass Minerals Releases 2015 Sustainability Report Update

Compass Minerals has released the 2015 Sustainability Update Report. This report provides an update on the company’s environmental and social responsibility performance using the Global Reporting Initiative methodology adopted last year as the framework for sustainability reporting efforts.

November 2, 2016
Compass Minerals Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer

Compass Minerals announced today that its chief financial officer, Matthew Foulston, is departing the company to assume the role of chief financial officer at a Chicago-based public company. His last day with Compass Minerals will be December 1, 2016.

October 24, 2016
Third-Quarter Earnings Posted

Compass Minerals reported a year-over-year decline in third-quarter 2016 sales and earnings driven by lower salt sales volumes and lower average selling prices in both salt and plant nutrition businesses.

October 20, 2016
New Senior Vice President, Salt Named

Anthony Sepich will join Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP) as senior vice president, salt, effective November 30, 2016. Sepich will be responsible for developing and executing strategies that maximize the earnings and operational efficiency of the company’s salt business.

October 13, 2016
Celebrate Global Fertilizer Day with Compass Minerals

At the core of our business is the commitment to help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives every day. Our goal to help feed the world aligns strategically with the role the fertilizer industry will be tasked with in producing top-yielding crops for feeding a growing population. As a leader in the specialty plant nutrition industry, Compass Minerals is proud to support the first ever Global Fertilizer Day.

October 3, 2016
Compass Minerals Completes Acquisition of Produquímica

Today, Compass Minerals completed the purchase of all remaining interest in Produquímica, one of Brazil’s leading manufacturers and distributors of specialty plant nutrients.

August 31, 2016
Goderich Mine Wins Gold and Silver at International Mine Rescue Competition

The Goderich Mine Rescue Team earned a gold and silver medal at the 10th International Mines Rescue Competition, hosted by Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue.

August 15, 2016
Compass Minerals to Acquire Remainder of Produquímica

Compass Minerals today announced an agreement to purchase all outstanding interest in Produquímica Indústria e Comércio S.A. (Produquímica), one of Brazil’s leading manufacturers and distributors of specialty plant nutrients.

August 9, 2016
Compass Minerals Names Senior Vice President, Plant Nutrition

Brad Griffith has been appointed senior vice president, plant nutrition, effective Aug. 29, 2016.

July 25, 2016
Second-Quarter Earnings Posted

Compass Minerals reported mixed second-quarter 2016 results as an increase in salt operating earnings partially offset a significant decline in plant nutrition operating earnings.

July 25, 2016
Making of Protassium+

Dive into the waters of the Great Salt Lake and experience the remarkable process we use to create Protassium+™ sulfate of potash.

June 30, 2016
Duluth Plant Supports St. Louis River Quest

Compass Minerals’ Duluth plant donated $500 to support the 24th annual St. Louis River Quest, held in early May. In addition to the monetary donation, employees also donated blankets as prizes for the essay and poetry competitions.

June 28, 2016
Protassium+ Sales Director Named

Compass Minerals has named Scott Johnson director of sales for Protassium+ North America.

June 20, 2016
Kenosha Plant Supports Local School’s STEM Program

Compass Minerals Kenosha plant donated $1,200 to help Bethany Lutheran School, a local private school, implement a new hands-on curriculum called Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch. The program aims to empower students to become problem solvers and introduces them to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

June 16, 2016
Compass Minerals’ Goderich Sites Make Pledge of $17,000 to Help Open Local College

After the first year of a five year commitment, Compass Minerals’ Goderich sites have already donated $11,500 to help open a Fanshawe College satellite campus in Goderich.

June 14, 2016
Goderich Sites Donate $15,000 to the Dialysis 95 + 20 Campaign

Compass Minerals’ Goderich sites recently donated $15,000 to the Dialysis 95 + 20 campaign, a 100 day campaign aimed to upgrade and refurbish the dialysis center at the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital.

June 13, 2016
Goderich Mine Named Overall Winner of Mine Rescue Competition

On June 10, the Goderich Mine Rescue Team won the 67th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition. The team also won the Team First Aid Award and Drew Dalgleish, a shaftman at the mine, placed second in the technician competition.

June 9, 2016
Compass Minerals Recognized as Trustworthy Company for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Compass Minerals was named to Forbes’ list of the “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America.”

May 31, 2016
Compass Minerals Named Environmental Leader of the Year

Compass Minerals received additional recognition for its work on the West Pond Sustainability Project and was awarded a Utah Governor’s Excellence in Energy Award and named the Environmental Leader of the Year. The company was presented with the award by Governor Gary R. Herbert at the Governor’s Utah Energy Development Summit.

May 26, 2016
U.K. Sites Hold 2nd Annual Charity Soccer Game

In 2012, Glenn Carter, a 34-year employee of Compass Minerals, lost his battle with cancer. To celebrate his memory, employees have established the Glynn Carter Memorial Trophy event. During this annual event, teams from the Winsford mine and DeepStore compete in a soccer game, while raising money for two local charities, St Luke’s Hospice and Circus Starr.

May 23, 2016
Goderich Mine Wins Southern District Mines Rescue Competition

On May 13, the Goderich Mine Rescue Team won the Southern District of the Ontario Mine Rescue competition, taking first in all three categories: first aid, technician and team competition.

May 18, 2016
Compass Minerals Welcomes U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health to Cote Blanche Mine

On May 4, Compass Minerals welcomed a team of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials and United Steel Workers representatives for a tour of the Cote Blanche mine.

May 17, 2016
Buffalo Employees Donate Time to Lackawanna Food Pantry

On May 14, Compass Minerals employees and family members from the Buffalo facility sorted food as part of the local mail carriers’ food drive.

April 28, 2016
Agreement Reached with Employees at Cote Blanche Salt Mine

Compass Minerals reached a three-year agreement with Cote Blanche mine employees represented by USW Local 14425.

April 27, 2016
Compass Minerals Recognized for Conservation-Oriented Project

Compass Minerals has been honored with a 2016 “Earth Day Award” from the Board of Directors of Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining. In addition, the Board has selected Compass Minerals as the first recipient of a special award for noteworthy projects, “Best of the Best,” for exceptional environmental improvement work.

April 25, 2016
Solid First-Quarter Earnings Posted

Compass Minerals announced a decline in first quarter earnings as a result of continued mild winter weather and agricultural market weakness.

April 12, 2016
Safe Step® Honored with Distributor Choice Award

Safe Step® Pro Series® 750 Magnesium Chloride was recently honored by Sanitary Maintenance magazine with a Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award.

April 7, 2016
First-Quarter Snow-Event Data Released

Mild winter weather continued in the first quarter of 2016 throughout Compass Minerals’’ primary service areas.

March 29, 2016
Advancing Organic Potassium Fertilizer with Protassium+ Organic

Organic crop growers now have a pure, consistent and reliable potassium fertilizer option with the release of Protassium+™ Organic sulfate of potash.

March 24, 2016
Compass Minerals Releases 2015 Annual Report

Compass Minerals continued to execute on our strategic initiatives throughout 2015, while weathering some short-term challenges.

March 9, 2016
Protassium+ Invites Potato Growers to Share Planting Photos

Protassium+™ is familiar with the long hours and hard work potato farmers face during planting season. And to reward potato farmers, Protassium+ invites growers to partake in the #TaterCreator Photo Contest by sharing a potato planting photo via Facebook or Twitter.

March 8, 2016
International Women’s Day – A Note from Fran Malecha

International Women’s Day is an annual global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. While there is much to celebrate in regards to these achievements, there is still significant progress to be made toward achieving gender parity.

February 24, 2016
Wolf Trax Innovative Nutrients Launches New Website

Wolf Trax Innovative Nutrients has launched a redesigned website. Along with a more contemporary design, changes have been made to the navigation site-wide to help growers and dealers find the information they need quickly and easily.

February 22, 2016
Historical Film Spotlights Winsford Mine

In the 1940s, a series of educational films about the mining industry was produced. One of those films focused on activities at our Winsford Mine in the U.K.

February 18, 2016
Plant Nutrition Launches Zinc Zone

How do corn growers know whether their soil might benefit from a zinc fertilizer application?

Our plant nutrition team has developed a four-part video series that outlines why growers should be proactive and avoid zinc deficiency and what to look for when buying the micronutrient.

See more here.

February 8, 2016
Compass Minerals Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Results and Announces 5 Percent Dividend Increase

The company reported lower full-year and quarterly earnings when compared to 2014 as a result of mild winter weather and a weak agricultural market. Despite the near-term headwinds, the company announced that its board of directors has approved a 5 percent increase in the quarterly dividend for 2016, the 13th consecutive year of increased dividends and an indication of the strong underlying fundamentals of both businesses.

January 12, 2016
Cote Blanche Mine Holds Annual Charity Day to Support Local Food Banks

Compass Minerals’ Cote Blanche mine continued its annual Charity Day, contributing money for every ton of salt mined. Thanks to the employees’ team efforts, more than $10,450 was donated to the area’s two largest food banks, St. Mary Outreach in Morgan City, and Solomon House in New Iberia.

January 8, 2016
Compass Minerals Reports Fourth-Quarter Snow-Event Data

Limited winter weather activity throughout Compass Minerals’ primary service areas significantly reduced demand for the company’s deicing products in the fourth quarter.

January 6, 2016
Ogden Site Continues Support of Catholic Community Services Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank

On Thursday, Dec. 17, Compass Minerals’ Ogden site continued its support of Ogden’s Catholic Community Services (CCS) Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank with the delivery and assembly of food baskets. More than 45 Compass Minerals employees assembled baskets for more than 1,600 Utah families.

January 4, 2016
Compass Minerals Ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility’s 50 Most Improved Corporate Citizens

Compass Minerals was named one the “Most Improved Corporate Citizens” in 2015 within the Russell 1000 stock market index as determined by Corporate Responsibility Magazine, a publication recognized as the leading voice for corporate responsibility.

December 23, 2015
Investment in Leading Brazilian Specialty Plant Nutrition Company, Produquímica, Complete

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) has completed its purchase of a 35 percent stake in Produquímica Industria e Comercio S.A. (Produquímica), one of Brazil’s leading manufacturers and distributors of specialty plant nutrients.

December 17, 2015
Compass Minerals to Acquire 35% Stake in Leading Brazilian Specialty Plant Nutrition Company

Compass Minerals has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a 35 percent stake in Produquimica Industria e Comercio S.A. (Produquimica), one of Brazil’s leading manufacturers and distributors of specialty plant nutrients. The all-cash transaction valued at approximately R$450 million (US$120.7 million) is subject to customary post-closing adjustments. This agreement also includes a path to full ownership by early 2019.

December 16, 2015
Compass Minerals Honored for Advancing Women in Leadership

Compass Minerals was honored by Central Exchange for its efforts to support the advancement of women in leadership. Compass Minerals was one of only 12 Kansas City-area companies included in Central Exchange’s 2015 Circle of Champions for achieving at least 20% gender diversity on its Board of Directors.

November 11, 2015
Fourth-Quarter Dividend Declared

Compass Minerals board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.66 per share payable December 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2015.

For more information, visit the Investor Relations page.

November 13, 2015
Compass Minerals Recognized as Vendor of the Year

For the second year in a row, Do it Best Corp., the United States’ second largest hardware co-op, named Compass Minerals “Vendor of the Year” in the lawn and garden category. The honor recognizes the exceptional customer service and high-quality deicing products provided by the company’s salt division.

October 27, 2015
Compass Minerals Posts Solid Third-Quarter Results Including Record Third-Quarter Salt Earnings

Compass Minerals posted solid third-quarter 2015 earnings driven by record performance in its salt segment.

October 15, 2015
Buffalo Packaging Plant Celebrates Official Grand Opening

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Buffalo packaging plant held an official grand opening.

October 6, 2015
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Appointed to Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals has appointed Diana Toman senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary effective Nov. 3, 2015.

August 27, 2015
Compass Minerals Included in Forbes’ List of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America for 2015

Compass Minerals earned a notable honor from Forbes with inclusion in its 2015 list of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. This recognition is further evidence of the company’s success in building a transparent and accountable culture. 

August 27, 2015
Compass Minerals Publishes Sustainability Report

Compass Minerals released its 2014 sustainability report, Taking Care of the Essentials. This is the first time the company has published a report using standards established by the Global Reporting Initiative™ (GRI). 

August 17, 2015
Vice President of Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management and Insurance Appointed

Compass Minerals has hired Peter Brooks as vice president of internal audit, enterprise risk management and insurance.

May 27, 2015
Compass Minerals Appoints Vice President and Corporate Controller

Compass Minerals has appointed John Craft as vice president and corporate controller. He previously served as vice president of internal audit and compliance.

October 1, 2015
Compass Minerals Announces Promotions

Compass Minerals has promoted two employees to director-level positions.

April 13, 2015
Three Major U.S. Hardware Cooperatives Recognize Compass Minerals as Vendor of the Year

The country’s three leading hardware cooperatives – Ace Hardware Corp., True Value Company and Do it Best Corp. – recently named Compass Minerals their 2014 Lawn and Garden Vendor or Supplier of the Year. It’s the first time all three major hardware chains have honored Compass Minerals in the same year with the awards, which recognize the salt company’s exceptional customer service and deicing products. 

May 12, 2015
Compass Minerals Announces Management Hires

Compass Minerals is pleased to announce the following director-level hires across the company: 

March 23, 2015
Compass Minerals International 2014 Annual Report

At the core of Compass Minerals is a clear vision of what our company is and what it can become. From our solid position in highway deicing and consumer and industrial salt products, to new endeavors in plant nutrition, we will continue to focus on delivering essential minerals, extracting greater value from our existing products, and increasing our operational efficiencies. We remain deeply rooted in solid ground with a bright horizon of possibilities.