Oil-Dri Corporation of America is a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialty sorbent products for consumer and business to business markets. Founded in 1941, the company is a vertically integrated, global organization with extensive mineral reserves, innovative product development, efficient manufacturing operations, and effective sales and marketing strategies. Oil-Dri’s products are sold into the pet care, animal health and nutrition, fluids purification, agricultural ingredients, sports field,
industrial and automotive markets. Oil-Dri controls hundreds of millions of tons of specialty mineral reserves, including calcium bentonite, attapulgite and diatomaceous shale. The company’s mines and manufacturing facilities are located in Georgia, Mississippi, Illinois, and California. Oil-Dri also operates processing plants in Canada and England and has subsidiaries in Switzerland, China, Indonesia, and Mexico. The corporate office is located in Chicago, Illinois and two research and development facilities are nearby in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Oil-Dri is a family-controlled and operated organization that emphasizes honesty, integrity, and accountability. The company is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to Create Value From Sorbent Minerals.
The Nick Jaffee Center for Innovation and the Richard M. Jaffee Laboratory for Applied Microbiology in Vernon Hills, Illinois serve as the nucleus for Oil-Dri’s research, development, and technical support activities. These facilities feature research laboratories for extensive testing, a pilot plant that simulates the production processes of our manufacturing plants, and a Biosafety Level 2 lab that enables the examination of materials to accelerate Oil-Dri’s microbial research and new product development.
As our organization grows, we find value in reflecting on the milestones that have led us to where we are today. This video gives a snapshot of past, present and future. Visit our history page to experience an interactive timeline that highlights the people, discoveries and events that have contributed to our success.
Oil-Dri has a strong commitment to our investors. We have paid cash dividends continuously since 1974 and have increased dividends annually since 2003. In fiscal year 2021, the annual common stock dividend totaled $1.04 per share.
Innovation is the backbone of our company. In the last 5 years we have invested more than $15 million dollars in new product development and technical support for our company’s comprehensive product portfolio. This investment in the future enables us to continually produce unique mineral solutions for our customers.
We became successful by standing on the shoulders of those who came before us and by building a team that embodies the same core values upon which Oil-Dri was built. We are 847 strong, living on four of the world’s seven continents. We care about our team and statistics prove that our team cares about us. Our average teammate tenure is eight years. We pride ourselves on Oil-Dri’s three generations of leadership. Visit our Careers page to learn more about our culture and browse open positions.
This amazing mineral combined with the resourceful and pioneering spirit of our team members allows us to create sorbent products for a diverse group of industries, spanning both consumer and business to business markets.