Cope Company Salt News

CVEF Receives $2000 Donation via Cope’s In the Community Program

The Cope Salt Company was able to donate $2000 to the Conestoga Valley Education Foundation in July as part of it’s In the Community Program that was rolled out last year.

CVEF strives to enrich the education, values, and cultural experience of youth by extending their current educational opportunities through creative and innovative programs.
To promote excellence by providing financial and human resources that encourage exploration and achievement by youth through the support of teachers, staff and community members.

Cope continues to make contributions to non-profits throughout the community as a way of giving back and promoting community growth.

Cope Company’s AUTOBRINE® System Aids in Pre-Treatment of Roads

Liquid salt brine applications improve icy conditions.

Lancaster, February 3, 2014: With this winter making its entrance known with snow storms and squalls many townships have already dug into their winter road maintenance budget, leaving decisions to be made for the rest of the winter. Salt shortages on the East Coast as well as the mid-West have also posed a problem for keeping the roads safe and free of ice. Many states across the region are pre-treating their roads in preparation for storms. Pre-treating has helped soften the impact of the storms, improved driving conditions and has also proven to help budget conscious road crews.

Pre-treatment is a form of anti-icing where chemicals are applied to the road, parking lots or sidewalks up to 48 hours before a winter storm to prevent a bond from forming between the pavement and the snow and ice when the storm starts.

Sodium chloride (salt) brine has been selected as the pre-treatment agent of choice, primarily because of its low cost and ready availability.

In the correct mixture, sodium chloride brine sprayed on the dry surface prior to a storm will leave a coating of salt that will aid in the prevention of ice bond to the surface. This pre-treatment enhances the ease of removal of ice and snow after the precipitation fall. The AUTOBrine® System, a patented automated brine maker, by The Cope Company Salt gives you access to sodium chloride brine 24/7. A tap is installed onto the storage tank which allows access to fill spray equipment with brine and pre-treat work areas, parking lots, sidewalks and other critical access points.

Mark Allison, Facilities Director for Lancaster Laboratories has been using the AUTOBrine® System for 3 years for pre-treatment purposes and has already used this method about 15 times just this winter. In his experience the brine treatment is much more cost effective and can melt up to 2” of snow, “it is easier to remove the snow and ice because it makes a barrier that doesn’t freeze”. Allison stated, “We are very impressed with the entire brine system. We don’t waste time filling salt tanks and with our outside brine faucets, it makes filling the tanks for pre-treatment a breeze.”

For more information contact Jeneatte Aksu at 717-390-8580 x226 or visit

Contact: Heather Leininger
The Cope Salt Company
549 W. Roseville Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone (717) 390-8580

The Cope Company Salt Obtains a Huge Private Salt Pile for Their Company and Customers

SP1In an economic downturn, it sometimes seems impossible to stay ahead of the curve and to remain competitive. These caveats can scare companies and with the hit that small businesses are taking, the future doesn’t always look bright.So how does a small business keep itself in the forefront of their industry without breaking the bank? By thinking big. The Cope Company Salt recently purchased an entire year worth of clean, high quality salt and unloaded it from a ship in Delaware. What does this mean for Cope? With a supply of salt readily available for Cope, they are able to keep their supply costs down and make themselves even more competitive in the marketplace. This is the kind of business move that shows boldness in a company and drives growth. This stash of salt is Cope’s own private pile to pull from, which allows them to personally control the quality of salt before it is shipped out to their customers.

This might not seem like a huge deal, but to put it in perspective, less than a dozen companies nationwide own a private pit of salt, especially one of this quantity. This is a mark of Cope taking a huge step in their industry to provide the best product at the best price.

SP@The Cope Company distributes bagged salt to local buyers for things such as ice melt, pool water, and basic water softening needs. But, this private pile will be used almost exclusively for their patented AUTOBrine® systems installed in over 100 locations in and around the Mid-Atlantic region. TheAUTOBrine® is an automatic salt brine maker which takes loose solar salt and feeds it through water in order to produce 100% saturated, clean, salt brine. With a completely automated system, the AUTOBrine® eliminates the storage and handling of salt bags. Cope’s system delivers clean salt brine without the risk or hassle of manual labor and cuts down on environmental impact with the elimination of plastic and reduction of fuel. And now, with this recent purchase of salt, Cope can provide quality salt to their customers at a price that makes them hard to beat.

This may be an economic downturn, but small businesses like The Cope Company Salt aren’t letting it turn them away.

For more information about The Cope Company Salt visit or contact KC Kramer, the AUTOBrine® sales manager at 717-390-8580 or[email protected]

Salt Pile PDF

Contact: KC Kramer
The Cope Salt Company
549 W. Roseville Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone (717) 390-8580
Email [email protected]