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Compass Minerals Announces Three-Year Agreement with Employees at its Goderich, Ontario, Salt Mine

May 15, 2015
By Business Wire News


Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP), has reached a three-year agreement with Goderich mine employees represented by Unifor Local 16-0.

“We’re pleased to have reached an agreement with our employees,” said Gerry Rogers, vice president of operations at the Goderich mine. “Strengthening an already positive relationship with our employees, coupled with the major capital projects at the mine, further positions us for success for years to come.”

The agreement includes clarifications in mine operations, positive participation in sponsored safety programs and a benefits package more consistent with all employees of Compass Minerals Canadian locations.

“Our goal is to offer competitive compensation and be an employer of choice in the market,” says Rogers.

“Our employees and our core values – integrity, respect, collaboration, value creation, and high performance – are critical to the success of the company,” said Steve Berger, senior vice president of corporate services at Compass Minerals. “By living these values every day, we are improving communication and promoting a positive culture of collaboration and respect. It is exciting to see how this change has been embraced at all levels at the Goderich mine and throughout the company.”

Compass Minerals also reached agreements with the unions representing employees at Chicago and Amherst, Nova Scotia, in the first quarter.

About Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that provide solutions to nature’s challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and in the U.K. For more information about Compass Minerals and its products, please visit

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the company’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially. The differences could be caused by a number of factors including those factors identified in the “Risk Factors” sections of our Annual and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect future events or developments.

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Director of Investor Relations