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New Hybrid Excavator Break Ground for New Headquarters

Thu December 24, 2009 - West Edition
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Gary Novak, utility sales of Komatsu Equipment Co., stands in front of a Komatsu CK 30 track loader.
Gary Novak, utility sales of Komatsu Equipment Co., stands in front of a Komatsu CK 30 track loader.
Gary Novak, utility sales of Komatsu Equipment Co., stands in front of a Komatsu CK 30 track loader. A Komatsu PC 200LC-first hybrid excavator on display in Salt Lake City. John Pfisterer, Komatsu Equipment Co. president, addresses the crowd about the company’s future. Joel Cook (R) of Komatsu poses with Irwin Green, vice president of product support of Komatsu Equipment Co. Construction at the new site commenced with Komatsu’s Hybrid PC200LC-8, the world’s first diesel/electric hybrid hydraulic excavator. An artist rendition of Komatsu Equipment’s new headquarters in Salt Lake City. Komatsu held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters on Dec. 15.  John Pfisterer, (3rd from L), president of Komatsu; Van Turner (4th from L), Salt Lake City Council; Peter Corroon (5th from L), Salt Lake County Mayor; Bob Farrington (8th from More than one hundred attended the first dig, then celebrated over lunch in a tent next to the new facility. Ben Norris, treasurer, Komatsu America, poses with a D5EX. (L-R) are James Williams, Andrew Bollschweiler, Shawn Eaton and Keith Hansen, all of Aeurbia. (L-R): James Williams, Andrew Bollschweiler, Shawn Eaton and Keith Hansen, all of Aeurbia join Wade Norton, vice president of operations, Komatsu Equipment Co. Irwin Green, vice president of product support of Komatsu Equipment Co., speaks to the crowd. Wade Norton (C), Komatsu Equipment Co., introduces the speakers.

Komatsu’s new Hybrid PC200LC-8 excavator scooped the first bucket of dirt in a groundbreaking ceremony for Komatsu Equipment’s new headquarters on Dec. 15.

More than one hundred attended the first dig, then celebrated over lunch in a tent next to the new facility. Construction of the new operation at 1486 South Distribution Drive in Salt Lake City is scheduled to be complete in August 2010.

“We are pleased to begin building our new state-of-the-art heavy equipment center,” noted John Pfisterer, president of Komatsu Equipment Company. “It will provide expanded service facilities to accommodate our mining and construction customers and will bring our Salt Lake City branch and corporate staff together in one location.”

The new facility will include 10 service bays plus a wash bay, a paint bay, an additional track shop and expanded rebuild area, doubling the size of the current service area. The size of the training facility will also double. Modern diagnostic and repair equipment will be installed throughout. It is located on 11.5 acres at the southeast corner of California Avenue and Bangerter Highway.

Construction at the new site commenced with Komatsu’s Hybrid PC200LC-8, the world’s first diesel/electric hybrid hydraulic excavator. Tests comparing the new model to Komatsu’s PC200LC-8 show a reduction in fuel consumption of 25 to 40 percent, depending on the application. Performance levels for the two machines are otherwise comparable, according to the manufacturer.

Komatsu Equipment has been selling and servicing heavy machinery since 1952. An exclusive dealer for Komatsu, the company has seven locations throughout Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

For more information, call 877-KOMATSU or visit www.komatsueq.com.




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