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Rio Tinto Trials Renewable Diesel at U.S. Operations

:: Friday, January 13, 2023
Rio Tinto Trials Renewable Diesel at U.S. Operations
Rio Tinto has successfully completed a renewable diesel trial at its U.S. Borax mine in Boron, California, and is now conducting a second trial at the Kennecott copper operations in Salt Lake City, Utah, to determine the suitability of renewable diesel for open pit haulage.

Mining Safety: A U.S. Borax Legacy

:: Monday, December 19, 2022
Mining Safety: A U.S. Borax Legacy
Boron mining safety looks completely different today than it did when we started operating 150 years ago. This year, as we celebrate an important milestone, we look back at how U.S. Borax has played a leading role in improving safety.

Pozzolans from Mine Waste to Decarbonize Concrete

:: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Pozzolans from Mine Waste to Decarbonize Concrete
CR Minerals Company, LLC has reached an agreement with Rio Tinto on the production of pozzolans from waste materials at the U.S. Borax facility in Boron, CA.

U.S. Borax Recognized as Supplier of the Year by Owens Corning

:: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 :: Posted By Evan Stevens
U.S. Borax Recognized as Supplier of the Year by Owens Corning
U.S. Borax’s sales and logistics team attended Owens Corning’s annual supplier recognition event where we accepted two awards: Supplier of the Year for 2022 and as a finalist for Value Creation.

A Tradition of Transportation Innovation

:: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
A Tradition of Transportation Innovation
From the iconic 20 mule teams to railroads to the first renewable diesel-powered trucks, U.S. Borax helped redefine transportation and logistics in boron mining.

An Engineering Feat Like No Other

:: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
An Engineering Feat Like No Other
One of the greatest engineering feats in U.S. Borax history was converting the underground Boron mine to a more modern, open-pit operation.

Remembering Wilshire

:: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Remembering Wilshire
For nearly three decades, U.S. Borax headquarters occupied Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Now, almost 50 years later, we reflect on the importance and community we shared at this location—and revive fond memories.

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.
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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 650 customers with more than 1,800 delivery locations globally. We supply around 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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