Thursday , 16 September 2021

No timeline for laid off workers to return to Lindbergh salt plant

Nineteen employees from the Lindbergh salt plant are still laid off with no timeline to return, said Windsor Salt.

In late November, Windsor Salt announced that due to structural damage in the main production area, they would have to layoff 19 of their 55 employees.

Due to the damage, Windsor Salt says there is no timetable on when full operations will resume.

A statement from Windsor Salt reads: “At Windsor Salt, nothing is more important than the safety of our employees. That’s why we immediately halted production at our Lindbergh site in November 2018 due to structural damage that occurred in our main production area.

“Repairs have been underway since late November in order to bring the site back to full operational capacity in a safe and timely manner. Given the nature of the structural damage and complexity of the repairs, we cannot provide an exact timetable on when operations will fully resume. As a result, 19 employees remain on layoff. We have 55 full-time employees at the site.

“Windsor Salt is currently committed to continuing production at its Lindbergh site, where we have operated for more than 65 years.  Our Lindbergh site produces culinary and water softening products as well as industrial salts primarily for Western Canada.”


About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.