Compass Minerals Announces Three-Year Agreement with Employees at its Cote Blanche, Louisiana, Salt Mine

April 28, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2016-- Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) reached a three-year agreement with Cote Blanche mine employees represented by USW Local 14425.

“The result of these negotiations highlight the positive relationship we have with our employees,” said Don Brumm, vice president of operations at the Cote Blanche mine. “The agreement with our employees was successful because of the collaborative efforts of all involved.”

The agreement includes clarifications in mine operations and a benefits package consistent with other U.S. Compass Minerals employees.

“Our goal is to offer competitive compensation and be the employer of choice in the area, and we’re happy to be achieving that goal,” said Brumm.

“As a company, our core values influence our behaviors every day,” said Steve Berger, senior vice president of corporate services at Compass Minerals. “These core values – integrity, respect, collaboration, value creation, and high performance – have helped us improve employee relations and create a positive corporate culture. The negotiations and outcome are clear signs these values have been embraced by our employees at Cote Blanche.”

About Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve 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. Named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America in 2015, Compass Minerals’ mission is to be the best essential minerals company by delivering where and when it matters. 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

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