Compass Minerals International, Inc. (Compass Minerals) is a producer of minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer (SOP) and magnesium chloride. As of December 31, 2011, the Company operated 12 production and packaging facilities, including the rock salt mine in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, and the rock salt mine in the United Kingdom in Winsford, Cheshire. Its solar evaporation facility located in Ogden, Utah, is a SOP production site and a solar salt production site in North America. Compass Minerals provides highway deicing salt to customers in North America and the United Kingdom and specialty fertilizer to growers and fertilizer distributors worldwide. It also produces and markets consumer deicing and water conditioning products, ingredients used in consumer and commercial food preparation, and other mineral-based products for consumer, agricultural and industrial applications. In January 2011, the Company acquired Big Quill Resources, Inc.