Cope Company Salt News

Cope Salt Acquires A Salt Company

Cope Salt, Lancaster, recently acquired A Salt Company Inc, Wrightsville.  The acquisition will allow Cope Salt to provide its patented automatic brine delivery system, AUTOBrine®, to new businesses that use softened water such as retirement communities, car washes, hotels, office complexes, health centers, restaurants and schools.

“This merger helps further our business growth goals just as our expansion into Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky did in 2016.  Currently AUTOBrine systems are installed in 15 states and we are steadily looking for more opportunities to introduce companies to the best solution for brine used with water softeners,” said John Connell, General Manager of Cope Salt.

All operations and staff have been relocated from Wrightsville to Cope Salt’s Lancaster facility.  Former A Salt Company Inc owner, Ben Cope, will remain as a consultant during the transition period.  More information is available at

In addition to manufacturing AUTOBrine systems, Cope Salt is the area’s largest bagged salt supplier delivering to Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.   Stocked salt products include water conditioning salt, food grade salt, ice melt products and pool salt.


Safe Ice Melt for Pets & Vegetation

Ice Melt around Plants and Pets

A winter storm is coming and you need a safe ice melt for pets and vegetation.  Commercial users don’t want to damage landscaping adjacent to roads, driveways, walkways and parking lots.  Residential users often ask for a product that is safer to use around pets.  Both types of customers are looking for an alternative to sodium chloride (rock salt).  While no ice melt comes without warnings, there are some that are kinder to our companion animals, gardens and grass. Continue reading