About Us

Our Only
Business is Salt

Here at American Rock Salt, we are in the public safety business! We are focused on keeping America’s roads and highways safe for all drivers, which is why we are proud to be one of the leading suppliers of rock salt for the entire northeast Snow Belt region. Our mission is to supply our customers with the highest quality of rock salt in the safest and most efficient way possible. While also remaining a steward to the environment.

American Rock Salt is the largest producing salt mine in the United States. We are equipped with the largest distribution network in the Northeast, which means faster delivery and unmatched reliability. Our top priority is to satisfy the customers who use our products.

Bulk rock salt pile underground

Commited to Safety

Environmently Sound

Greatest Quality

Keeping Roads Safe

bulk rock salt in miners glove

Mined with Pride in the USA

Unlike some competitors, our rock salt comes from home – Mined in America at our Hampton Corners facility 30 miles south of Rochester, New York. With the ability to produce large quantities of de-icing salt each year, American Rock Salt helps ensure safe winter road conditions for millions of people in over 12 states.



American Rock Salt has played a key role in the economy of neighboring communities, creating over 400 new jobs in Livingston County and hundreds of related jobs in the region through the transportation, rail, and construction industries. We rely on the experience of several generations of miners to pass on their skills through support and training of our new employees.

Friendly Operations

We work closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to ensure American Rock Salt remains environmentally friendly. 


Our mine, with its underground screening and crushing operations, helps prevent dust and particles from reaching the surface. In addition, our quality control engineer monitors groundwater and river water to maintain compliance with DEC regulations.

Joe Bucci


Greg Norris

Plant Manager

Norm Adkins

Vice Plant Manger

The extraction process begins with undercutting the mine walls level with the floor. A self-propelled undercutter carves a massive channel at the base of the deposit and across the entire room. This channel allows for a more efficient explosive blast and also helps create a smooth mine floor.
Once the mine wall is undercut a special drilling machine bores small holes into the face of the salt. Then miners will prime these holes with explosive materials and prepare to start blasting.
Miners ignite the explosives, creating a blast that dislodges 800 to 900 tons of rock salt in less than three seconds. The depth of the mine and cushion of the overburden absorbs the blast vibrations, preventing any surface damage to immediate and surrounding areas.
Huge front-end loaders transport the blasted rock salt to the primary crusher. Loaders dump their loads of salt into a powerful spinning crusher, where large pieces are quickly crushed and screened down to small pieces. The salt is then transported to the hoisting shaft where skip hoists bring the loads to the surface in a matter of seconds.
Upon reaching the surface, the salt is stored here at the mine in our huge stockpile where it is loaded and sent out to customers by rail car or by truck.
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