Oil-Dri began with a goal to provide products that would improve workplace safety. Since then, we have become a worldwide leader in producing, marketing and selling sorbent mineral technology. Although much about our company has changed since 1941, our values and business ethics have stayed the same. We remain a family-controlled and family-operated organization that emphasizes honesty, integrity and accountability. We foster a resourceful and pioneering spirit within our team members in order to create sorbent mineral products for a diverse group of industries, spanning both consumer and business to business markets.
Our corporate mission is to Create Value From Sorbent Minerals. We embrace that mission daily through innovation and a strong commitment to our founding principles. We are passionate about continuously improving the value our customers receive from our products and services. At Oil-Dri, our past drives our future… a future full of opportunity.
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In September of 2017, Oil-Dri opened the Richard M. Jaffee Laboratory for Applied Microbiology at the company’s Innovation Center in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The new lab was named for and inspired by the Chairman’s pioneering and visionary spirit. The Biosafety Level 2 lab enables the examination of materials that will accelerate Oil-Dri’s microbial research and new product development.
We have a long history of innovation, ethical principles and teamwork. In fact, it’s been over 75 years since the company first opened its doors. In that time, we have introduced numerous new applications for our sorbent minerals, upheld the values that our company was founded on and maintained a strong dedication to providing value to our customers. Learn more about our story by watching the video below.
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 2017, the annual common stock dividend totaled $0.88 per share.
Innovation is the backbone of our company. We invest millions of 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 nearly 800 strong, living on five 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 eleven years. We not only pride ourselves on Oil-Dri’s three generations of leadership, but are extremely humbled that 10% of our team is represented by more than one family member or generation. Visit our Careers page to learn more about our culture and browse open positions.
As our organization grows, we find value in reflecting on the milestones that have led us to where we are today. Visit our history page to experience an interactive timeline that highlights the people, discoveries and events that have contributed to our success.
Each of our team members contributes their own unique personality, perspective and personal set of skills to the organization. Together, we make up a thriving, close-knit, global community that feels more like family than a workforce. Visit our team page to explore testimonials and get a sense for our culture.
Innovation is the cornerstone of Oil-Dri’s advancement. We have an extensive research and development program that has resulted in many breakthrough products and market applications. Explore our innovation page for a deeper look at how we have created value-added products from specialty minerals.
Over the past 75 years, our organization has grown to a team of nearly 800 individuals. Throughout this growth, we have managed to preserve a vibrant, family-oriented atmosphere that attracts high-quality, dedicated teammates. If you are searching for fulfilling work with dedicated, forward-thinking people, we encourage you to explore our career opportunities.