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Turning Death Valley into a Desired Desert Destination

:: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Turning Death Valley into a Desired Desert Destination
Home to our original operations, Death Valley will always be special to U.S. Borax. Learn about our initial efforts to promote tourism in Death Valley—and how we’re still supporting the area today.

Partnering with School District to Restore and Reopen Community Swimming Pool

:: Monday, October 24, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Partnering with School District to Restore and Reopen Community Swimming Pool
What began as a grassroots effort to save a swimming pool, has ended in a celebration of vision, partnership, and hard work. On October 21, a triumphant group of community volunteers, school and business leaders, government officials, and local school children met at the Boron High School swimming pool to cut the ribbon and declare the pool open.

Pioneering Progress Through Education

:: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Pioneering Progress Through Education
At U.S. Borax, we believe education is the foundation for pioneering progress. Over the course of our 150 years in operation, we have supported—and continue to support—local education.

Congratulations Class of 2022!

:: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Congratulations Class of 2022!
Every year, the Borax Visitor Center Foundation awards scholarships to the seniors from Boron High School. We're happy to announce this year's winners.

Donation Helps Improve Early Detection of Breast Cancer

:: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Donation Helps Improve Early Detection of Breast Cancer
U.S. Borax California operations donates $10,000 to the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation to help improve early detection of breast cancer.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

:: Friday, December 3, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
MB Garrison, our manager of external affairs, communities, and communications, discusses what the International Day of Disabled Persons means to her. This day is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Boron Ops Donates PPE to Protect School Children

:: Thursday, September 23, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Boron Ops Donates PPE to Protect School Children
U.S. Borax partnered with the Muroc Joint Unified School District to support the protective mask mandate.

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.

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.

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.
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