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U.S. Borax: Ship Shape

:: Friday, June 24, 2022
U.S. Borax: Ship Shape
U.S. Borax ships our products around the world by sea from our Wilmington operations—through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read more about the role seafarers play in our operations.

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.

Champions of Customer Connection

:: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Champions of Customer Connection
At U.S. Borax, sales are more than transactions, and sales representatives are more than order takers. Meet the sales team leaders who guide our customer relationships around the globe.

U.S. Borax Operations: Then and Now

:: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
U.S. Borax Operations: Then and Now
This year marks an important milestone in U.S. Borax history as we celebrate 150 years of boron mining operations. Let’s look at the transformation of boron mining operations over the course of the last century and a half.

Boron Ops Has Rio Tinto’s First Renewable Diesel-Powered Truck

:: Friday, December 17, 2021
Boron Ops Has Rio Tinto’s First Renewable Diesel-Powered Truck
This past week, U.S. Borax became the first site across Rio Tinto to trial “renewable diesel” fuel in one of our haul trucks. The green sticker the refitted truck carries on its side represents a breakthrough for Boron Operations, Rio Tinto, and the mining industry.

Lithium: A Sustainable Source in the Desert

:: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Lithium: A Sustainable Source in the Desert
A breakthrough method for extracting lithium from waste rock at our Boron, California mine presents exciting opportunities for producing battery-grade lithium to power sustainability initiatives.

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.

Coudekerque Facility Sets the Quality Standard for Specialty Borates

:: Friday, March 5, 2021 :: Posted By Vincenzo Restivo
Coudekerque Facility Sets the Quality Standard for Specialty Borates
To ensure that manufacturers can trust the quality and consistency of the products they receive, our Coudekerque facility has developed a highly-specialized quality management system.
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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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