On March 21st, the Southeast Regional Development Agency (SERDA) building hosted the March Luncheon for the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce (CCCC). The event highlighted Komatsu Mining Corp. as a business event center. Tanner Hackney, Ronnie Bogdin, and Tom King accepted the nomination from CCCC Vice President Scottie Draper on behalf of Komatsu.

Komatsu, formerly known as Joi Global, is a fully equipped original and rebuilder of surface and underground Joi Global products. Joy Global began serving Carbon County in 1972, establishing a warehouse to support customers in the west. As the business grew, Joy expanded globally, providing equipment to locations such as Brazil, Canada and Asia. An addition was built on the warehouse to allow for a complete rebuild and new construction of heavy equipment due to increased sales.

In 1999 Joy moved to her current location on Ridge Road in Wellington. Komatsu Limited acquired Joi Global, rebranding as Komatsu Mining Corp., but the Joi brand remains strong with all equipment still branded in the traditional ‘Joi orange’. Komatsu recently celebrated 100 years of operation in 2021 while Joi Global turned 100 in 2019.

Hackney highlighted the collective 200 years of experience and knowledge in the mining industry that Komatsu and Joi share. He also noted that Komatsu had achieved twelve years without a single lost time. Finally, Hackney thanked CCCC for recognizing Komatsu’s contribution to the community and promised to continue supporting it as they have done for over 52 years.

By Samantha Johnson

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