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July 2, 1991
U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp. said it will consolidate its headquarters and research operations in a new building in Valencia by early 1993. U.S. Borax, a subsidiary of the giant British mining concern RTZ Corp. PLC, produces borax, boric acid and other boron compounds. It is currently based in Los Angeles and its research facility is in Anaheim. The company said ground would be broken Sept. 6 on a 125,000-square-foot office building on a 4.2-acre site in the Valencia Corporate Center.
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BUSINESS
February 25, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The company that makes Dial soap plans to buy a resonant piece of California heritage--the cleaning products with the 20-mule-team logo so closely linked with the history of borax mining in Death Valley. Dial Corp. of Phoenix said Wednesday that it had agreed in principle to purchase the 20 Mule Team division of United States Borax & Chemical Corp. of Los Angeles, whose Inyo County mine in Boron remains the largest producer of industrial borates outside the Iron Curtain.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1991
U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp. said it will consolidate its headquarters and research operations in a new building in Valencia by early 1993. U.S. Borax, a subsidiary of the giant British mining concern RTZ Corp. PLC, produces borax, boric acid and other boron compounds. It is currently based in Los Angeles and its research facility is in Anaheim. The company said ground would be broken Sept. 6 on a 125,000-square-foot office building on a 4.2-acre site in the Valencia Corporate Center.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1987
Robert E. Kendall has been elected president of United States Borax & Chemical Corp., Los Angeles, effective immediately. Kendall, a mining engineer with 32 years of service with U.S. Borax, formerly was executive vice president. He was elected vice president in 1969, a director in 1970 and executive vice president in 1973.
NEWS
April 21, 1991
Kevin Pimentel of Walnut High School has won a $12,000 college scholarship awarded to children of employees of United States Borax & Chemical Corp. Kevin, 17, plans to study philosophy at UC Berkeley. He received perfect scores on advanced placement tests in calculus and U.S. history.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1985
The unit was purchased by an affiliate of United States Borax & Chemical Corp. of Los Angeles, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto-Zinc Corp. of London. The transaction was valued at about $80 million. Pennsylvania Glass Sand, headquartered in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., is a leading producer of silica and clay products used by the glass, chemical, oil and agricultural industries. ITT said the sale is another step in its asset redeployment program.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
The Orange County Philharmonic Society will present a six-concert International Artists Series in Segerstrom Hall at the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa beginning March 12. The series will include recitals by soprano Aprile Millo and duo-pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque, a dance program by the Avaz International Dance Theatre and concerts by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic.
NEWS
November 7, 1986 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Major excitement surrounds the approaching opening of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Robert O. Anderson Building for Modern and Contemporary Art on Wilshire Boulevard and its inaugural exhibition "The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985."
BUSINESS
February 25, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The company that makes Dial soap plans to buy a resonant piece of California heritage--the cleaning products with the 20-mule-team logo so closely linked with the history of borax mining in Death Valley. Dial Corp. of Phoenix said Wednesday that it had agreed in principle to purchase the 20 Mule Team division of United States Borax & Chemical Corp. of Los Angeles, whose Inyo County mine in Boron remains the largest producer of industrial borates outside the Iron Curtain.
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