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Closer to Home: Borate Distributors Simplify the Supply Chain

:: Thursday, September 10, 2020 :: Posted By Jento Panjikaran
Closer to Home: Borate Distributors Simplify the Supply Chain
U.S. Borax is a trusted supplier to manufacturing and industrial customers around the world. Through our distributors, customers can source the products and quantities they need—and simplify the supply chain for just-in-time operations.

Borate Technical Support: Formulations and Beyond

:: Thursday, June 4, 2020 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borate Technical Support: Formulations and Beyond
Borates are a common input for numerous industrial applications. But finding technical and scientific assistance for borate-related research and product innovations is harder—unless you work with U.S. Borax.

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.

Spark Continuous Improvement with the Boron Quality Lab

:: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 :: Posted By Fred Ascherl
Spark Continuous Improvement with the Boron Quality Lab
Manufacturers across industries require suppliers to meet the highest standards for quality control and reliability. The U.S. Borax Quality Lab is part of every step of our production process, ensuring the products you receive perform exactly as you expect.

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.

Customer Service Spotlight: Americas

:: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 :: Posted By Freda Hess
Customer Service Spotlight: Americas
When North, Central, and South American customers work with U.S. Borax, they put our 150+ years of experience and expertise to work, wherever and whenever they need us.

The 3 Secrets of a Successful Borate Supply Chain

:: Thursday, January 17, 2019
The 3 Secrets of a Successful Borate Supply Chain
In production and distribution, supplier reliability is essential. When you are looking for your expected shipment of borates, that reliability is critical to ensuring your production stays on track.

U.S. Borax featured in upcoming Jay Leno’s Garage episode

:: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
U.S. Borax featured in upcoming Jay Leno’s Garage episode
Legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno gets behind the wheel of a 240-ton haul truck at U.S. Borax’s mining operation in the January 25 episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which airs Thursdays on CNBC.

Case Study: Setting new standards for reclamation in the Mojave Desert

:: Friday, July 1, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Case Study: Setting new standards for reclamation in the Mojave Desert
Boron Operations is a world-class borate mine located in the western Mojave Desert of California. The climate is classified as harsh, with an evaporation to precipitation ratio of nearly 25:1.

Case Study: Minding the Gap

:: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Case Study: Minding the Gap
Rio Tinto’s Minerals business worked closely with the City of Los Angeles to support the region’s water quality and conservation.
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