Facility investment to enhance customer support, boost local economy and add full-time jobs
Rolling Meadows, Ill., October 17, 2018 - Komatsu Equipment Company (KEC), flagship dealership for Komatsu America Corp. (KAC), a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced plans to build a 189,000 ft2 (57,600 m2) state-of-the-art Service Center on roughly 30 acres in Elko, Nevada.
“The new building offers an exciting opportunity to bring together local employees of two major Komatsu subsidiaries: KEC and Komatsu Mining Corp. (KMC), into one integrated organization,” said John Pfisterer, President, Komatsu Equipment Company. “Collaborating directly in a shared, state-of-the-art space, these combined teams will enhance customer support and operational efficiency.”
The new building is planned to include:
- A six-bay, full service construction equipment and mechanical rebuild shop
- A heavy welding and fabricating shop, large enough for rebuild and manufacturing of large shovel and truck structures and manufacturing of truck bodies
- A heavy machine shop with large, horizontal milling and boring machine, plus vertical lathe capability
- A construction equipment and rental-machine yard with easy, Interstate 80 access
Planned for completion in early 2020, the new facility will combine the staff and functions of three existing buildings. When operational, the new customer support and service center will be capable of providing expanded support to construction and mining machines across western North America.
About Komatsu Equipment Company
Komatsu Equipment Company (KEC) is the exclusive distributor for Komatsu off-road equipment in Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. KEC services all makes and models of equipment, supporting many industries that rely on heavy equipment machinery, including highway, infrastructure, residential, industrial, utility, energy, and mining. With excellent repair and rebuild facilities, well-trained technicians, field service capabilities, and a multi-million-dollar parts inventory, KEC keeps customer equipment up and running.
About Komatsu Mining Corp.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Komatsu Mining Corp. is part of the global Komatsu family of companies; indispensable partners to the mining, forestry, industrial and construction industries. Komatsu Mining provides essential equipment, systems and solutions used by companies worldwide to extract fundamental minerals for developing modern infrastructure, technology and consumer products. Komatsu Mining Corp. is home to the industry-leading P&H, Joy and Montabert equipment and service brands for mining and related industries. The company’s history in Milwaukee dates back to the origin of the P&H brand in 1884.
About Komatsu America Corp.
Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America also serves the forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support its equipment. Komatsu has proudly provided high-quality reliable products for nearly a century. Visit the website at www.komatsuamerica.com for more information.
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