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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.

Demo makes way for new opportunities

:: Thursday, February 25, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Demo makes way for new opportunities
Many people think that mine closure work comes at the end of a mine’s life—when operations end. But, sometimes mines need to close parts of a site during its operating life.

41 Years of Service and Leadership

:: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
41 Years of Service and Leadership
U.S. Borax celebrates the storied career of a leader in research and technical service, Kee Lung.

Boron Ops Wins Sentinels of Safety Award from NMA

:: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Boron Ops Wins Sentinels of Safety Award from NMA
We are proud to be awarded the 2019 Sentinels of Safety Award for our outstanding safety performance in the Large Open Pit category from the National Mining Association (NMA)

U.S. Borax Samples for Product Formulation and Development

:: Thursday, October 1, 2020 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
U.S. Borax Samples for Product Formulation and Development
U.S. Borax provides the ultimate “try before you buy” experience with our comprehensive borate product sampling program for industry.
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