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Mary Beth Garrison

Mary Beth Garrison

Senior Advisor, Communities and Communications

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Mary Beth is the senior advisor for Communities and Communications 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.
 

Foundation awards $42K in grants and scholarships

:: Monday, July 13, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Foundation awards $42K in grants and scholarships
Every year, the U.S. Borax Visitor Center Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits and scholarships to graduating seniors in our community.

Rio Tinto contributes $10M to support COVID-19 community initiatives across Canada and US

:: Thursday, May 14, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rio Tinto contributes $10M to support COVID-19 community initiatives across Canada and US
In order to support local community efforts to fight COVID-19 and its social and economic impacts, Rio Tinto (of which U.S. Borax is a part) is investing $10 million in a variety of grassroots projects across Canada and the United States.

Ignition Automation Project Wins Safety Award

:: Monday, December 16, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Ignition Automation Project Wins Safety Award
Our team began a project to upgrade the ignition system of our furnace’s forehearth burners. The project was such a first-class example of teamwork that it won Rio Tinto’s 2019 Chief Executive Pioneering Excellence Award for Safety.

Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern

:: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern
On Thursday, July 4, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Ridgecrest, California, resulting in power outages and structure fires. The response from all areas of U.S. Borax Operations was immediate.

Foundation awards $35K+ in grants and scholarships

:: Friday, May 31, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Foundation awards $35K+ in grants and scholarships
On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the U.S. Borax Visitor Center Foundation awarded 14 grants to local nonprofits and five scholarships to graduating seniors.



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 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 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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