Komatsu Mining Corp.: 52 Years of Serving Carbon County and Celebrating a Century of Success

Komatsu Mining Corp. Recognized at Carbon Chamber Awards

Komatsu Mining Corp. was recognized as the business spotlight at the March luncheon held by the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) on March 21st. Tanner Hackney, Ronnie Bogdin, and Tom King from Komatsu accepted the nomination on behalf of their company from CCCC’s Vice President, Scottie Draper.

Komatsu, formerly known as Joy Global, has been serving Carbon County since 1972, starting with a warehouse to support customers in the west. As business grew, so did customer expectations, leading to global assignments in Brazil, Canada, and Asia. To meet the demand, an addition was built on the warehouse to handle rebuilds and new builds on heavy equipment. In 1999, Joy Global moved to their current location on Ridge Road in Wellington and was later acquired by Komatsu Limited and became Komatsu Mining Corp. Despite the change in ownership, the Joy brand remains strong, with all equipment still branded in the iconic “Joy orange”.

Hackney noted that Komatsu celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2021 following Joy Global’s 100 years in 2019. He shared that Komatsu has a combined 200 years of experience and knowledge in the mining industry and has achieved twelve years without any lost time accidents. Hackney concluded by expressing gratitude to CCCC for the recognition and assured that Komatsu will continue supporting the community as they have for the past 52 years.

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