About Us

About EP Minerals - cheerful employees at work

We are a worldwide leader in diatomaceous earth (DE), clay and perlite. These unique minerals are used as filter aids, absorbents and functional additives serving dozens of diverse markets around the world including food and beverage, biofuels, swimming pool, landscape, sports turf, automotive, paint, plastics and agriculture. DE is used in applications such as oil absorbents, pharmaceuticals, insecticides and in the purification of waste water and petro-chemicals. DE is also used extensively in filtration applications including wine and beer brewing, corn wet milling, potable water and fruit juices. Granular clay absorbent products are used extensively in the automotive industry, in cat litter, environmental remediation, oil spill removal and soil amendments for sports fields. Perlite is used in filtration, construction, building materials and other industrial applications.

Corporate Identity

At EP Minerals, we're not like any other company. We're different. And we think that's a very good thing.

What exactly do we mean by that? We're different in how we treat our customers, different in how we work with each other and our suppliers, and different in what we do and how we do it. We not only believe in being a good company to work for and a good corporate citizen in the communities where we live and operate, but we also believe in being a good environmental steward in how we conduct our business.

Corporate Facts

We are headquartered in Reno and also have an office in Munster, Germany. We operate plants in Lovelock, Fernley and Clark, NV, Vale, OR, Middleton, TN and Blair, NE.


The mission of EP Minerals is to provide our customers with the highest quality industrial minerals and deliver them with amazing customer service and technical expertise. We partner with our customers to find solutions and solve problems and have a true passion for their success.


At EP Minerals, we bring passion and pride to everything we do. We are committed to creating an environment and culture that enables us to grow aggressively as we bring the best industrial minerals products to everyday life around the world.

We Call It The EP Way Logo

Our ability to deliver on our Mission is embedded in our unique culture, best described by our 25 Fundamentals - the EP Way. It's what makes EP Minerals different than any other company. These principles guide all of us in how we conduct ourselves, how we make decisions and how we do business every day. To learn more about the EP Way: 25 Fundamentals, click here.


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