Canaveral Reaches Terms With Morton Salt On 10-Year Pact
By Space Coast Daily // March 20, 2014
paves way to expansion of company’s operations
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PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — Canaveral Port Authority Commissioners approved a new 10-year marine terminal operating and lease agreement with Morton Salt that paves the way to expansion of the company’s operations at Port Canaveral.
According to Port Canaveral Authority, the current agreement expires in 2014. Terms of the new agreement are estimated to generate $13 million in revenue for the Port and allow Morton Salt to expand operations and their footprint at the Port.
The company is expected build a new distribution warehouse, which could to lead to job expansion and new product lines. Currently, the company employs 54 Brevard County residents.
“Morton Salt has been a great partner since opening its sea-salt processing plant at Port Canaveral in 1990,” said Tom Weinberg, chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Commission.
“Importing salt from the Bahamian island of Great Inagua in the Bahamas for use in the United States has provided consumers nationwide with products for their swimming pools, icy driveways, and water softening systems.”
Morton Salt recently currently imports their salt to the United States and returns with exports to Great Inagua.