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 https://autobrine.com/category/news/.

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

Why & How Does Salt Melt Ice?

Why Does Salt Melt Ice

Salt is the primary ingredient in most ice melt products because it lowers the freezing point of water.  This is referred to as “freezing point depression.”  In its pure state, water freezes at 32°F.  Even though it may not be visible, molecular water is always present on the surface of ice. When salt comes in contact with water, it starts to dissolve creating a solution referred to as brine which subsequently lowers the freezing point and melts the ice around it. Continue reading