The Kissner Group acquires Detroit Salt Company to become a leader in the North American Salt Market

The Kissner Group, a leading manufacturer of premium quality blended de-icing products, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Detroit Salt Company, a historic salt mine in North America with 100 years of operation. This initiative is highly strategic, as it enhances Kissner’s production flexibility, product offerings and most importantly, secures a consistent supply of salt.

“The unification of the two companies positions Kissner as a fully integrated Salt company and helps define the organization as a true leader in the North American Water Conditioning and De-icing market” said Tim Orleman, Executive Vice President of Kissner.

The Kissner Group CEO, David Safran adds, “The Company’s first priority is to take advantage of the synergies and strengths generated by the combination of the two companies, while ensuring our valued customers continue to receive the highest levels of service and expanded product offerings.  We look forward to working with the excellent team at Detroit Salt and are excited by the growth opportunities that lay ahead!”

The Kissner Group can be traced back to 1878 when they first began milling crops for local farmers and providing agricultural salt products to their valued customers.  Today the business thrives on a passion for continuous growth, which is jointly set by Chairman Bill Zinger, and Co-Chairman Gene Bitchko.  The Kissner Group services the North American market from 14 strategically located distribution points in the United States and Canada to facilitate superior customer service.

The Detroit Salt Company specializes in Highway Bulk De-Icing Salt for the Great Lakes and North Eastern regions of United States. The mine accesses one of the richest salt deposits in North America with the highest level of purity.