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.
As we celebrate 150 years of U.S. Borax this year, we’d like to highlight our business in India. Did you know we have been supplying Indian companies with their borates needs for approximately 50 years?
From metallurgy to glassmaking, borates can enhance production environments where refractories play an important role. Borates fight corrosion, act as sintering agents, and help offset harmful emissions.
One of the greatest engineering feats in U.S. Borax history was converting the underground Boron mine to a more modern, open-pit operation.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.