As you already know, the tornado that lashed Canada on August 21st had thrown a spanner in the works at Sifto Canada Corp’s Goderich, Ontario, rock salt mine. The bad times are finally on the wane and the company, a subsidiary of Compass Minerals, has resumed rock salt production and vessel shipping to highway deicing and chemical customers from the mine.
Compass Minerals, the parent company, seems to be in high spirits as of late, thanks to the assistance extended by their employees stationed at other locations. The employees had worked round the clock in a bid to make things happen as usual, and the efforts they had put in over the past two-and-a-half weeks are finally bearing fruit.
With operations back on track at Goderich, the company now looks set to “meet 100 percent of their highway deicing salt commitments to the communities who depend on them to help them provide their residents with the safest winter-weather driving conditions possible.”
The largest in the world, the Goderich rock salt mine has to its credit an annual production capacity of approximately 9 million tons. With the tornado wreaking havoc, all hopes on the mine’s capacity were in the danger of being evaporated. However, with the rock salt mine now rising from the ashes, it is happier times yet again.
In case you haven’t read, the tornado had destroyed above-ground equipment and buildings. Fortunately enough, the rock salt mine’s underground infrastructure was unaffected.