Komatsu executives were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony in Elko, Nev. (See caption below.)
Komatsu Equipment Company, headquartered in Salt Lake City, with locations in Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, broke ground on Oct. 17 on its new facility in Elko, Nev. The $47 million state-of-the-art, 189,000 sq. ft. branch will be built on approximately 30 acres at 4450 P&H Drive and will be staffed with nearly 150 employees.
The new building includes:
- 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; and
- a construction equipment and rental-machine yard with easy, Interstate 80 access.
Rod Schrader, chairman/CEO of Komatsu America Corp., John Pfisterer, president of Komatsu Equipment Company, state and local dignitaries and other executives were on hand for the ceremony.
Serving Nevada and supporting the entire western United States, the Elko facility will be Komatsu's largest combined service center in North America, when it is complete in early 2020.
(L-R, standing) are Jason Ashby, general sales manager, Nevada Mining; Brandon Hendrix, parts/logistics manager, Elko; Lance Vezane, operations manager, Elko; Donnie Bement, senior EHS specialist; Todd Haslem, parts manager, Elko; Sterling Skinner, service manager, Elko; John Pfisterer, president of Komatsu Equipment Company; Jim Sandercock, general sales manager, Nevada/Wyoming construction; Glenn Beardsley, branch manager, Elko; Sean Brown, general manager of rentals, Komatsu Equipment Company; Irwin Green, vice president of product support of Komatsu Equipment Company; Bill Dwyer, CFO of Komatsu Equipment Company; Rod Bull, vice president of North America, Komatsu Mining Corp.; Rod Schrader, chairman and CEO of Komatsu America Corp. (L-R, kneeling) are Joel Cook, executive vice president of sales, Komatsu Equipment Company; and Robert Richens, executive vice president of operations, Komatsu Equipment Company.