US Salt (“USS”) is a vertically integrated producer and packager of evaporated salt products for retail food, commercial food processing, pharmaceutical, and consumer water softening applications. Founded in 1893, USS has a long history of growth, driven by its differentiated manufacturing capabilities, cost-advantaged operations, and focus on best-in-class product quality and customer service. Led by a talented management team, USS’ high-quality salt deposits and operational know-how enable the Company to produce a high-purity product that is suitable for the most demanding salt use cases.


In April 2024, Florac made a strategic investment in USS alongside General Partner, Emerald Lake Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm that acquired the Company in 2021. The strategic investment enables USS to continue executing on growth levers including expanding plant capacity and adding new product offerings.

Key Achievements

USS continues to enjoy steady demand for evaporated salt in food, pharmaceutical, and other applications. With the support of its new and existing investor base, USS is well positioned to continue to invest in its plant operations and new product introductions, thereby driving value for its customers, employees, and other stakeholders.


Investment Date

April 2024


Food, Pharma

Investment Type

Minority Investment


Watkins Glen, NY, USA