Making cement green: Oxnard firm leads the way
Jim Price, president of Oxnard’s Diversified Minerals, has entered a range of businesses with his 26-person company, but it all adds up to single-minded focus: greener cement.
Diversified Minerals builds giant cement silos, runs a railroad spur and blends specialty cements for projects like dams and levies. But its main thrust is to remanufacture stuff such as mining waste, the dust captured from cement kilns and other mineral byproducts into new cement.
“Diversified Minerals is probably responsible for recycling more mineral byproducts than any other company in California,” President Jim Price said. “The alternative for a lot of those mineral products is the landfill.”