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Okada America Ships Equipment for Japan Cleanup

Fri May 13, 2011 - Midwest Edition
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Okada America has shipped more than 15 attachments, like the one seen in action here, to help with earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
Okada America has shipped more than 15 attachments, like the one seen in action here, to help with earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

Okada America Inc., with locations in Clackamas, Ore., and Medina, Ohio, has recently shipped two containers of various hydraulic recycling and re-handling attachments to aid in the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts that devastated areas of Northern Japan.

Okada America’s parent company, Okada Aiyon Corp., has committed to working diligently to distribute as much equipment as it can into that region.

“We are sending anything that can cut steel and aluminum, crush concrete or separate various materials,” said Tony Neikirk, vice president of sales of Okada America. “It puts a crimp on our available U.S. inventory, but the human element that is ongoing over there far outweighs the short term reduction we will face until our supply catches up.

“Plus, it is not affecting our predominant product —hydraulic breakers,” Neikirk continued. “Our dealers and users will notice very little change in product availability or in the excellent support that everyone has grown to expect from Okada America.”

The Okada Aiyon Corp. headquartered in Osaka, Japan, was not affected by the earthquake because of its location in the southern part of the nation. However, two Okada sales offices in Sendai and Morioka did incur some damage, but were far enough inland to avoid the tsunami.

“Shipping out 16 or 17 attachments is the least we can do if it helps speed up the cleanup and rebuild process. The Okada family stretches far beyond the confines of Japan and we are committed to help in any way we can” said Neikirk.

Okada is a global supplier of new and reconditioned hydraulic hammers, compactors, shears, crushers and grapples for excavators and other carriers.

For more information, call 800/270-0600.