PLACEHOLDER TEXT: Beginning with its first operation at Pierce Junction Salt Dome near Houston in 1946, Texas Brine helped pioneer the commercial production of brine through solution mining.
At the time, chlor-alkali producers in the region were transporting tons of solid salt by barge or rail to make their own brine onsite. Texas Brine founder Lloyd Webre Sr. introduced an easier, safer, more cost-effective way to do it.
Texas Brine would develop and mine near-by salt domes and build pipelines to deliver the brine directly to customers. This gave customers a safe and reliable source of consistent-quality salt without the need to manage barge and rail traffic and deal with the dust and salt residues associated with handling many tons of solid salt every day.
After serving early brine customers by truck, the new company signed up its first brine pipeline customer, Champion Paper and Fibre Company in 1950, and completed a pipeline from Pierce Junction Salt Dome to the pulp and paper mill in Pasadena, Texas. Also in 1950, Texas Brine contracted to supply the Ethyl Corporation along the Houston Ship Channel using the same pipeline.