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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.

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.

Time for Action: 2021 Visitor Center Foundation Grant

:: Monday, February 1, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Time for Action: 2021 Visitor Center Foundation Grant
Looking for a way to make a meaningful difference? Join U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, in its support of grassroots local organizations striving to improve life in the communities adjacent to the mine.  Applying for a Borax Visitor Center Foundation grant is a good place to start.

Boron Ops Wins Sentinels of Safety Award from NMA

:: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Boron Ops Wins Sentinels of Safety Award from NMA
We are proud to be awarded the 2019 Sentinels of Safety Award for our outstanding safety performance in the Large Open Pit category from the National Mining Association (NMA)

Supporting Distance Learning at Muroc School District

:: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Supporting Distance Learning at Muroc School District
U.S. Borax donated $200,000 to the Muroc School District for the purchase of 900 new Chromebook tablets that will support students as they learn from home.

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.
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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 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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