U.S. Borax Global Supply Chain

World-class boron distribution

Boron Products That Deliver:
Right Product, Right Time, Right Price

With customers in nearly 100 countries, U.S. Borax—a part of the Rio Tinto Group—is a world-class leader in distributing industrial minerals. Our distribution experience dates to the 1880s, when our company’s founders pioneered the use of 20 mule teams to haul borates out of Death Valley, California. The 20 mule teams that our predecessors used to haul ore out of the remote desert live on as a symbol of our company’s commitment to supply-chain innovation.

Today, our supply chain team safely and ethically delivers the right 20 Mule Team® Borax product—at the right time and the right price. To accomplish this, we focus on successful communication, effective relationships, sustainable and safe processes, and dynamic planning. Our ultimate goal? To meet the needs of our customers.


U.S. Borax Global Supply Chain

Boron products

Global distribution of 20 Mule Team Borax products

From our principal mine in Boron, California, U.S. Borax supplies our customers by a variety of methods to meet customer needs. Whether by rail, vessel, or truck, our products leave our California and European processing facilities and ship directly to customers or via our various stock points around the world.

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U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 650 customers with more than 1,800 delivery locations globally. We supply around 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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