October 15, 2011
Sifto Canada has resumed production and shipping of rock salt to highway de-icing and chemical customers from its Goderich rock salt mine.

Operations were suspended after the facility sustained severe damage from a tornado on Aug. 21. The mine’s extensive underground infrastructure was untouched by the tornado, but above-ground equipment and buildings were heavily damaged.

A second facility in Goderich, the mechanical evaporation salt plant, is undergoing repairs, and the company plans to restart limited packaging operations in about three weeks.

The company has stated that it fully intends to meet 100 per cent of its highway de-icing salt commitments.

The Goderich mine is the largest rock salt mine in the world with an annual production capacity of approximately nine million tons.