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The Safe Step(R) Line Of Residential Ice Melt Products From North American Salt Company. (Photo: Business Wire)

North American Salt Company, a subsidiary of Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP), announced that it has been named 2011 Supplier of the Year – Lawn and Garden category by True Value Company. The award recognizes North American Salt Company’s outstanding service levels, especially during the February 2011 blizzard which crippled the Great Lakes region of the United States.

The Safe Step(R) line of residential ice melt products from North American Salt Company. (Photo: Bus ...

The Safe Step(R) line of residential ice melt products from North American Salt Company. (Photo: Business Wire)

“For the past 25 years, and particularly during 2011, North American Salt Company has continually worked with us to help our stores remain competitive,” said Heath Ashenfelter, global product merchant at True Value. “North American Salt Company takes the time to understand our business goals and create unique programs to help us achieve them.”

True Value’s Supplier of the Year awards recognize vendors who provide outstanding service levels and help True Value retail stores increase sales while distinguishing themselves in the community. North American Salt Company supplies True Value retailers with its private-label deicers as well as the Safe Step ® line of residential ice melt products.

“We’re honored to be recognized by True Value as a favored supplier for our outstanding service levels,” said Rob Peterson, senior product manager, deicing. “Service is a very important part of our overall product offering, and this award shows our commitment to bring world-class service to our customers.”

About North American Salt Company

North American Salt Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Compass Minerals, sells salt and other minerals to customers throughout the United States. The company’s products include mined rock salt for highway and consumer deicing, and high-grade branded and private label mineral products for consumer and industrial use. For more information, visit

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