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U.S. Borax Partners with University of Arizona

:: Monday, March 18, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
U.S. Borax Partners with University of Arizona
Over the years, U.S. Borax has hired a number of interns and graduates from the University of Arizona. Some have developed and grown from entry level to management level positions.

2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open

:: Monday, February 4, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open
Applications for the 2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation grant are now being accepted. The Borax Visitor Center Foundation—made up of company and community leaders—oversees the disbursement of Visitor Center funds through this annual grant program.

Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants

:: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants
Ten East Kern County nonprofit organizations were awarded $25,000 in grants during the Borax Visitor Center Foundation’s annual luncheon on May 17.

145 Years at Rio Tinto Borates

:: Monday, January 30, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
145 Years at Rio Tinto Borates
Rio Tinto Borates kicked off its 145-year anniversary celebration in style, with the 20 Mule Team riding in the 2017 Rose Parade on January 2 in Pasadena, California, USA.

Rio Tinto Borates joins ongoing partnership between the “Cocoa Care” program and IPNI SEAP

:: Thursday, October 27, 2016 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Rio Tinto Borates joins ongoing partnership between the “Cocoa Care” program and IPNI SEAP
Rio Tinto Borates (RTB) has joined an ongoing partnership between the “Cocoa Care” program of PT Community Solutions International and the International Plant Nutrition Institute – Southeast Asia Program (IPNI SEAP) to support sustainable development of smallholder cocoa farming in Indonesia.

Rio Tinto Borates opens new Wildlife Rescue Center

:: Sunday, September 11, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rio Tinto Borates opens new Wildlife Rescue Center
Waterfowl in California have found a friend in Rio Tinto. Environmental employees at the Boron Operations are taking care of their feathery neighbors with the establishment of a new, state- and federally-sanctioned Wildlife Rescue Center.

From grain to glass – New degree in Craft Beer Industry on tap for fall at MSU Denver

:: Thursday, August 25, 2016
From grain to glass – New degree in Craft Beer Industry on tap for fall at MSU Denver
A new degree program is on tap at Metropolitan State University of Denver. This fall, students will have the opportunity to hone their craft — in brews, that is — in Craft Beer Industry, the latest addition to the university’s growing Brewing Industry Operations program.

Boron nonprofits awarded $20,000 in grants

:: Monday, May 23, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Boron nonprofits awarded $20,000 in grants
The Borax Visitor Center Foundation awarded about $20,000 in grants to more than a dozen nonprofits at its annual luncheon at the Visitor Center on May 20.

Digging Out the Ditches

:: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Digging Out the Ditches
Last spring Rio Sava was faced with a dilemma. The 3D seismic survey was due to start in April but much of the proposed drilling site was underwater after two particularly wet winters.

Warriors & Wolves: Land donation Supports Warriors & Wolves Veteran Program

:: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Warriors & Wolves: Land donation Supports Warriors & Wolves Veteran Program
For more than 100 years, a mining legacy site spanning about 3,000 acres in Frazier Park, California, has rested — waiting for new purpose.
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