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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.

Meet the Maestro of Polymer Fire Retardancy

:: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 :: Posted By Emmanuel Laval
Meet the Maestro of Polymer Fire Retardancy
U.S. Borax celebrates the exceptional career of Kelvin Shen. For 50 years, Kelvin has been the go-to expert for polymer manufacturers looking for the right fire-retardant additive—and insights to help them balance fire retardancy cost, efficacy, and compliance in their products.

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.

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.

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.

150 Years in the Mine: Life in Boron

:: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
150 Years in the Mine: Life in Boron
During the early days of borate mining miners battled difficult conditions. Their grit and hard work established a solid foundation, enabling U.S. Borax to grow into a world mining leader. This year as we celebrate 150 years of boron mining operations, we reflect on the progress made in mining life.

Multi-beneficial borates for metalworking

:: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Multi-beneficial borates for metalworking
Borates are essential, cost-effective additives that provide multiple benefits when used in metalworking fluid formulations. Learn more about borate additives and important considerations when selecting them for fluids.

Classic Tales from the Wild West

:: Monday, April 11, 2022
Classic Tales from the Wild West
Realistic writing, renowned actors, and adventurous Wild West narratives made Death Valley Days one of the longest running radio and television programs in American history. Learn how our sponsorship made this show possible and drove demand for borax products.

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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