Why CalPortland

A career at CalPortland is more than just a job – it is an opportunity to contribute and make a difference in lives – yours, your family’s, and your community.


Since its founding, CalPortland has been a leader in developing technologies to advance the production of cement, concrete, and aggregates, including patented filtration systems to reduce cement dust used around the world, methods for capturing carbon dioxide, the longest continuous rubber conveyer in the world, the largest underwater aggregate mining dredge in the world, and much more. We believe that innovation provides the best products for our customers and opportunities for our employees.


As of 2020, CalPortland has won the Energy Star Partner award 16 years in a row – the longest consecutive streak awarded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency since the inception of the program. Our focus on being a responsible corporate citizen has led us to introduce the first fleet of compressed natural gas (“CNG”) ready-mix trucks (reducing air and noise pollution). We work with regulatory agencies to identify opportunities to improve our methods and processes for our employees and the communities where we operate.


We are proud that so many employees choose to stay with our company – distributing 50-year service award pins each year is not uncommon! Our employees’ commitment to our customers matches our company’s commitment to our employees – dedicated to our value proposition of “Quality…Unsurpassed!”. EXPECT MORE…WE DELIVER!®


As a team, we focus on the important – Safety, Environment, Family, Community, and Customers. This is our pledge toward building a company that drives our success, nurtures our people and their families, and protects the planet for generations.


Employees are offered opportunities to add challenge and responsibility in their existing positions, learn new skills, advance to more senior roles, and more. On the job training as well as more formal development programs provide ways for employees to help manage their careers. With operations across five western states, opportunities for advancement can go far beyond your current location.


CalPortland offers competitive compensation packages with regular reviews. We continuously assess the market value of positions in our company to calibrate against both internal and external equity.


Employees and their families are offered a wide variety of programs for their security now and in the future including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement programs as well as paid time off programs such as vacation and holiday pay.

Meet Betsy J!

CalPortland’s Santosh aggregate site, located in Scappoose, Oregon, required new excavating equipment for ongoing efficient mining operations. A cutter head suction dredge was needed to replace an aging (35 year-old!) Marion dragline.  

The dredge dimensions are 280’ L x 52’ W x 40’ H. This state of the art dredge allows the company to keep up with the increasing demand for concrete/asphalt/construction aggregates in the Portland/Vancouver and NW market. CalPortland engineers and the manufacturer designed the Betsy J to provide optimal performance for the conditions at the Santosh plant.