Komatsu Mining Corp. Spotlighted at Carbon Chamber Awards

Komatsu Mining Corp.: A Century of Experience and Excellence in Carbon County

On Thursday, March 21, the Southeastern Regional Development Agency (SERDA) building hosted the March luncheon for the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce (CCCC). The event’s business spotlight was Komatsu Mining Corp., a fully-equipped original and rebuilder of surface and underground Joy Global products. Tanner Hackney, Ronnie Bogdin, and Tom King from Komatsu accepted the nomination from CCCC’s Vice President, Scottie Draper.

Komatsu, originally known as Joy Global, began serving Carbon County in 1972 by establishing a warehouse to support customers in the west. As business levels grew, Joy expanded globally, providing equipment to locations such as Brazil, Canada, and Asia. In response to increased sales, an addition was built on the warehouse to allow for complete rebuilds and new builds on heavy equipment. In 1999, Joy moved to their current location on Ridge Road in Wellington. Komatsu Limited acquired Joy Global and rebranded as Komatsu Mining Corp., but the Joy brand remains strong with all equipment still branded in the traditional “Joy orange”.

Komatsu recently celebrated its 100th year in service in 2021 while Joy Global reached 100 years in 2019. Hackney emphasized that Komatsu has achieved twelve years without any lost time accidents. He also highlighted that Komatsu has over 200 years of experience and knowledge in the mining industry shared by both Komatsu and Joy. In closing remarks, Hackney expressed gratitude to CCCC for recognizing their contributions to Carbon County and pledged to continue providing support to the community as they have for over 52 years.

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