Komatsu Mining Corp. Spotlighted at Carbon Chamber Awards

On March 21, the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) held a luncheon to recognize Komatsu Mining Corp. as the business spotlight for their contributions to the community. The event took place at the Southeastern Regional Development Agency (SERDA) building in Wellington, PA.

Komatsu, previously known as Joy Global, is a fully-equipped original and rebuilder of surface and underground Joy Global products. They have been serving Carbon County since 1972, 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. An addition was built on the warehouse to allow for complete rebuilds and new builds on heavy equipment due to increased sales.

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.

Tanner Hackney, Ronnie Bogdin and Tom King from Komatsu accepted the nomination from CCCC’s Vice President Scottie Draper during the event. Hackney highlighted that Komatsu has achieved twelve years without any lost time accidents and emphasized that they share over two centuries of experience and knowledge in the mining industry with Joy Global. He expressed gratitude towards CCCC for recognizing their contributions to the community and pledged to continue supporting them as they have for over five decades.

By Riley Johnson

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