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U.S. Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer

:: Thursday, April 21, 2016 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
U.S. Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer
Rio Tinto Borates’ (RTB) 20 Mule Team® Borax fertilizers are featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing May 3 on RFD-TV.

Rep. McCarthy Visits Rio Tinto Borates’ Boron Mine

:: Friday, April 8, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rep. McCarthy Visits Rio Tinto Borates’ Boron Mine
Opening overseas markets for California’s quality products, resources and agriculture is an important factor in Kern County’s economic growth, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) told employees of Rio Tinto Borates (RTB) during a town hall meeting April 7.

Land Donation Supports Warriors & Wolves Veteran Program

:: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Land Donation Supports Warriors & Wolves Veteran Program
For more than 100 years, a mining legacy site spanning about 3,000 acres in Frazier Park, California, has rested — waiting for new purpose.

From Mining to Mecca: An Empire in the Desert

:: Monday, March 14, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
From Mining to Mecca: An Empire in the Desert
In the late 1800s in Death Valley, borates had just been discovered—and so had a bright, young marketing executive.

NASA Space Shuttle: Borates Go to Space

:: Thursday, March 10, 2016
NASA Space Shuttle: Borates Go to Space
Many intricacies of space shuttle development are kept under wraps. But it’s no secret that borates played an integral part in keeping our astronauts safe.

Research Collaboration to Develop New Material for Energy Storage

:: Friday, March 4, 2016
Research Collaboration to Develop New Material for Energy Storage
Boron is one of the critical chemical elements that make up the planet. When combined with oxygen and other elements it forms borates, which have become an essential, though unheralded, component of modern life.

Death Valley Super Bloom

:: Friday, March 4, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Death Valley Super Bloom
A RTM-supported video documentary series on the history of Death Valley National Park is gaining national attention. The first video short capturing last October’s flash flood last October of Scott’s Castle received thousands of views.

Staying Ship-Shape with Borates

:: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Staying Ship-Shape with Borates
In Baltimore’s Inner Harbor sits the U.S.S. Constellation, a more than 150-year-old wooden ship that served the United States Navy for nearly a century. Its age, however, is just a number. The historic vessel is channeling its youth through the use of borates.

CBA Extention with ILWU Local 30 Sets Foundation for an Even Stronger Business in Years Ahead

:: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The collective bargaining agreement extension ratified on December 15, 2015 by International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 30 represented employees provides a good foundation for Rio Tinto Borates (RTB) to create an even stronger business in the years ahead.

Improved Corn Yields with Granubor

:: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Improved Corn Yields with Granubor
Boron is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development. It is a critical building block for cell growth, aiding in the transfer of sugars and nutrients from roots to leaves and reproductive organs, increases pollen tube elongation, and fruit and seed development.
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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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