Komatsu Mining Corp. Spotlighted at Carbon Chamber Awards

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

Komatsu, formerly known as Joy Global, has 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. 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 emphasized the collective 200 years of experience and knowledge in the mining industry shared by Komatsu and Joy. He also mentioned that Komatsu has achieved twelve years without any lost time accidents. In closing, Hackney expressed gratitude to CCCC for recognizing Komatsu’s contributions to the community and pledged to continue providing support as they have for over 52 years.

By Samantha Johnson

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