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Komatsu’s new Electric Drive Innovation Center focuses expanding the capabilities of SR Technology

by Glenn Roepke

Breakthroughs do not come out of nowhere. They are born out of years of hard work and they happen in places like Komatsu’s new Electric Drive Innovation Center located in Longview, Texas, U.S.

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Endangered elements: Why mining matters now more than ever

by Leah Harnack

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and the campaign publicizes the increased scarcity of elements and the importance of mining.

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Supporting neighborhood revitalization in the community

by Leah Harnack

As a proud community partner of Habitat for Humanity, we support them in revitalizing and enriching the neighborhoods surrounding our facilities where our employees, suppliers, customers and families live, work and play.

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

by Leah Harnack

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is just one of the outreach programs Komatsu employees participate in to introduce students to the wide range of possibilities for women in STEM careers and give them the opportunity to interact with STEM professionals while engaging in hands-on activities.

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Reclaiming Three Bridges Park

by Glenn Roepke

Komatsu Mining Corp partnered with the Urban Ecology Center to revitalize a park that had once been vacant and neglected for decades.

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Komatsu's massive mining haul trucks made in Peoria

by Leah Harnack

This truck is massive. It’s larger than a 3,000-square-foot, 2-story house. That’s how Jim Mathis, manufacturing operations general manager- Peoria, described the largest of the mining haul trucks being manufactured at Komatsu America Corp.’s facility in Peoria, Illinois.

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Komatsu and Consol Energy earn national mining safety innovation award

by Glenn Roepke

A partnership with customer Consol Energy Inc., enabled the development of a new technology safety innovation that supports the extraction of essential minerals. This advanced system was recently honored with an award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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Komatsu has supported the clearing of about 1,400 landmines spread across more than 1,700 hectares of land in western Cambodia.

Heavy machinery helps foster community growth and development in Cambodia

by Caley Clinton

Since 2008, Komatsu has been supporting a unique community growth and development project to help Cambodia remove landmines and redevelop villages where families can live, work and play without fear.

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Komatsu’s Awazu manufacturing plant in Japan uses renewable energy power for a sustainable future.

Using renewable energy power for a sustainable future

by Caley Clinton

Built in 2014, Komatsu’s Awazu assembly plant in Japan was designed to support the use renewable energy power for a sustainable future. While building the new facility, the team’s goal was to cut electric power consumption in half while supporting new business in the community.

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Komatsu's Awazu plant

Manufacturing facility reduces energy consumption by 90 percent

by Caley Clinton

Komatsu’s Awazu plant in Japan uses biomass to reduce its reliance on traditional energy sources, cutting its consumption by 90 percent. The facility is a great example of how Komatsu is focused on reducing its energy dependence and enhance sustainability.

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