Komatsu Mining Corp. Celebrates 52 Years in Carbon County and 100th Anniversary: Business Spotlight at SERDA-Sponsored Event

Komatsu Mining Corp. Recognized at Carbon Chamber Awards

The Southeastern Regional Development Agency (SERDA) hosted the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) March luncheon on March 21st. During the event, Komatsu Mining Corp. was honored as the business spotlight. Tanner Hackney, Ronnie Bogdin, and Tom King from Komatsu accepted the nomination from CCCC’s Vice President, Scottie Draper.

Komatsu, previously known as Joy Global, is a leading original and rebuilder of surface and underground mining equipment. Joy Global has been serving Carbon County since 1972 with a warehouse to support customers in the west. As business grew and customer expectations increased, Joy Global expanded by building an addition on their warehouse to handle rebuilds and new builds on heavy equipment. In 1999, Joy Global relocated to their current location on Ridge Road in Wellington. Over the last decade, they were acquired by Komatsu Limited and became Komatsu Mining Corp., but the Joy brand remains strong with all equipment still branded in the iconic “Joy orange”.

Hackney shared that Komatsu has achieved twelve years without any lost time accidents due to their combined 200 years of experience and knowledge in the mining industry. He also noted that Komatsu celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2021 following Joy Global’s milestone year in 2019. Hackney expressed gratitude to CCCC for recognizing Komatsu as a business spotlight and assured that they will continue supporting the community just like they have for the past 52 years.

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