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The future of mining: Four trends for tomorrow's success

by Staff Writer

The increasing demand for minerals and metals is pushing the digital transformation and new technologies that are transforming mining to be more efficient, more economical, safer and less impactful on the environment.

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Uses of minerals in everyday life

by Staff Writer

Everything society depends on is either grown, made from minerals, or relies on minerals for its production and advances in electronics, in particular, are driving the recent explosion in mineral usage. Today’s mining supports the achievements of tomorrow.

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A reforestation project to bring back Appalachian forests

by Caley Clinton

Since 2009, Green Forests Work (GFW) have planted millions of trees in Appalachia. Now, through a partnership with Komatsu, GFW is on track to restore an additional 1,000 acres in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest by 2021.

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Autoation in underground mining

Automation in mining protects workers at the face

by Glenn Roepke

Automation is becoming a larger part of the longwall mining process; operators are moving farther from the face and its associated safety concerns.

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Digitization and automation

by Staff Writer

Digitization and automation are transforming our world by enabling smarter ways of working. When combined with the “internet of things” (IoT), they provide the foundation for Industry 4.0., the 4th industrial revolution.

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Pawling & Harnischfeger: A legacy in manufacturing

by Leah Harnack

Started by Pawling and Harnischfeger’s drive to understand customer needs and apply materials and processes to provide optimum performance value, the P&H brand has come to be recognized as a symbol of quality and service.

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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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Copper being processed

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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