Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation (GSL) is the largest producer of sulfate of potash (SOP) in North America.
Some would say our story began 15,000 years ago when Lake Bonneville, a fresh water lake then covering parts of Utah, Idaho and Nevada, slowly receded to form what is now the Great Salt Lake. Four rivers and numerous streams carry more than two million tons of dissolved minerals into the lake each year. With no outlet, these minerals are trapped and accumulate. Continual evaporation has concentrated the minerals so that the lake now has as high as eight times the mineral content of the ocean.
GSL built its first solar evaporation ponds near Ogden, Utah, in 1967. The processing plant was designed in 1969 with the first shipment of sulfate of potash delivered in 1970. In the 1980's, founder Peter Behrens devised the "Behrens Trench," a unique feat of natural engineering that allows GSL to utilize the higher mineral concentrations on the lake's west shore to efficiently increase production.
GSL, the preferred supplier of sulfate of potash, continues to make customer service and product quality its top priorities.
GSL is a key company of Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), a worldwide leader in the minerals business.