The Detroit Salt Company, LLC, has owned and operated Michigan’s only rock salt mine since 1997. This privately held business was acquired by The Kissner Group in 2010 and is as rooted in southeast Michigan as the mine itself. The mine is a thriving Detroit business, supplying its local and national customers with tons of rock salt and premium ice melter formulations to safely maintain the precarious winter conditions of the snow regions.


Like a high-performance team, the people of Detroit Salt Company are fundamental to this success story. From the miners and customer service representatives to the administrative staff and management team, each employee contributes to the company’s efficient mining process and enriches the workforce.

The salt mine’s 100+ year history with the city of Detroit encompasses decades of effort, manpower and technological advancements. The fruit of this labor is apparent in the phenomenal salt city now standing 1,100 feet beneath the bustling city life. It is very much a part of the history and fabric of Detroit, with a story that began millions of years ago.


The Detroit Salt Company takes pride on maintaining high standards of safety for its staff and the surrounding community.

Sentinel of Safety

The Detroit Salt Company has been a recipient of the Sentinel of Safety Award several times. The Mine Health and Safety Administration (MSHA) gives this award for mining operations that have outstanding safety records.

The Detroit Salt Company is a member of the Detroit Local Emergency Planning Committee and supports the community efforts to prepare for disasters through the CERT program.

The Detroit Salt Company also supports local community efforts in community policing and efforts against illegal dumping in the Southwest Detroit Area.   Particularly, we support:

  • Angel’s Night Patrols
  • IMPACT Community Policing Organization
  • American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan
  • The Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
  • The Southwest Graffiti Free Collaborative
  • The Wayne County Community Corrections Task Force
  • The Bridgeview Park upgrade project
  • Street Cleanups for illegal dumping sites