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Mary Beth Garrison

Mary Beth Garrison

Manager, External Relations and Community Engagement

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Mary Beth is the manager of external affairs and community engagement at U.S. Borax in Boron, California. A 30-year resident of eastern Kern County, Mary Beth’s commitment to healthy, strong communities is highlighted by countless hours of public service including desert clean-up efforts, nonprofit fundraising, school educational programs and civic empowerment. She is the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce 2017 Citizen of the Year.

Congratulations Class of 2022!

:: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Congratulations Class of 2022!
Every year, the Borax Visitor Center Foundation awards scholarships to the seniors from Boron High School. We're happy to announce this year's winners.

Leading from Experience

:: Thursday, June 2, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Leading from Experience
In the midst of moving his young family from Australia and juggling between U.S. Borax operations, our new COO, Ryan Harnden, took some time to talk to us about where he comes from—and where he sees us going.

Donation Helps Improve Early Detection of Breast Cancer

:: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Donation Helps Improve Early Detection of Breast Cancer
U.S. Borax California operations donates $10,000 to the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation to help improve early detection of breast cancer.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

:: Friday, December 3, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
MB Garrison, our manager of external affairs, communities, and communications, discusses what the International Day of Disabled Persons means to her. This day is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Boron Ops Donates PPE to Protect School Children

:: Thursday, September 23, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Boron Ops Donates PPE to Protect School Children
U.S. Borax partnered with the Muroc Joint Unified School District to support the protective mask mandate.

Helping Our Desert Town Swim Again

:: Thursday, September 9, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Helping Our Desert Town Swim Again
U.S. Borax is helping raise the funds needed to rebuild our community's only public pool.

U.S. Borax: Empowering Women in Engineering

:: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
U.S. Borax: Empowering Women in Engineering
As we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), U.S. Borax shines a light on some of the brilliant engineering leaders in our own organization.

The Distinguished “Mule” Status at Boron

:: Thursday, June 17, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
The Distinguished “Mule” Status at Boron
Today, the 20 Mule Team is a powerful symbol and represents courage, hard work, and perseverance.

Thanking the Unsung Heroes: Skilled Trades at U.S. Borax

:: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Thanking the Unsung Heroes: Skilled Trades at U.S. Borax
Skilled trade workers form the foundation of U.S. Borax operations. On National Skilled Trades Day, we celebrate the exceptional contributions that our team members make every day.

Demo makes way for new opportunities

:: Thursday, February 25, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Demo makes way for new opportunities
Many people think that mine closure work comes at the end of a mine’s life—when operations end. But, sometimes mines need to close parts of a site during its operating life.
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