With roots dating back to the early 19th century, Compass Minerals history is one of hardworking miners, scientists, adventurers and entrepreneurs who depended on the compass for underground navigation as they sought the minerals that would help them prosper.

Today, the compass has an even greater meaning to the company. It’s a beacon of our ongoing commitment to seek innovative and efficient ways to meet the needs of everyday life.

Spanning from the U.K. to Brazil, Canada to the southern U.S., Compass Minerals has a rich history of enriching lives. Our first mine began operation in 1844. An era of progress and expansion soon followed.