The Saltchuk name comes from a trading language, Chinook Jargon, that was developed by the natives of the Pacific Rim in North America. After the period of contact the language adopted words used by the Europeans that the natives traded with – principally French and English. “Saltchuk” means saltwater. Our name is suggestive of where we come from and what we do. Chinook Jargon was the language of business, it was inclusive of all peoples, and it was dynamic – all traits which we like to think are associated with our Company.

Saltchuk Resources was started in 1982 when they acquired their first operating company. Since then Saltchuk has grown the family of great businesses to over twenty independent operating companies.