Supporting Supply-Chain Reliability
The Wilmington facility at the Port of Los Angeles has been in continuous operation since 1924. Today it manufactures our Solubor®, Octobor®, Tim-bor®, Polybor®, Firebrake® zinc borate family, and Borogard® zinc borate products used for agriculture, wood preservation, and flame and smoke retardant applications.
The refinery and shipping operation produces and ships more than 36,000 tons of packaged goods and more than 300,000 tons of bulk material to customers in Europe, Malaysia, and China. Borates are shipped by rail to the Wilmington facility. The cargo is then loaded onto bulk vessels for shipment. At their destinations, the borates are unloaded, inspected, packed, and distributed via rail, barge, vessel, or truck.
Download the Wilmington Operations fact sheet (PDF).