This year, Komatsu’s 8th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Habitat for Humanity featured employees, community members and 27 suppliers ─ representing both surface and underground partners ─ who traveled from across the United States, Canada and Mexico to join in our efforts to support Habitat’s mission. The day of golf was followed by a silent auction and raffle, raising nearly $91,000 net. In total, our suppliers have raised more than $723,000 net through the golf tournament in the past 8 years.

The success of the golf tournament, along with continued support from Komatsu and its employees, has played an integral role in Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s ability to make a measurable impact, most significantly through its Neighborhood Revitalization Imitative in the Washington Park Neighborhood.

Komatsu Mining Corp President-Surface Mining, John Koetz, spoke to the impact a Habitat home can make, thanking suppliers for their commitment over the years while reminding us the work is not done.

“Together we do make a difference in the Greater Milwaukee community ─ and we sincerely thank you for partnering with us and Habitat over the past years ─ but our work isn’t done. The need is still there. Neighborhood by neighborhood, we can have a positive, multiplier effect on a community and that’s why we continue our partnership.”

As emcee for the evening, Milwaukee Habitat Director of Finance & Administration, Pat Keller, spoke of Milwaukee Habitat’s newest project, Midtown 100.

“The need for affordable housing in Milwaukee is greater than ever, which is why earlier this year we launched the most ambitious project in our 34-year history: Midtown 100. With the success of events like this, Milwaukee Habitat is building, rehabbing and repairing 100 homes in the Midtown neighborhood over the next three years. We are transforming blocks of empty lots in Milwaukee’s central city into the highest concentration of affordable, single-family homes built in Milwaukee since World War II.”

The proceeds from the tournament will go a long way towards furthering Milwaukee Habitat’s mission and impact. Of course, none of this would be possible without the generous suppliers who supported the event, including Threesome Sponsors: A.M. Castle & Co., Accurate Metals, Altra Industrial Motion, American Roller Bearing Company, Anixter, AT&F, Bensdorf and Abramson, Conductix-Wampfler, Engman-Taylor, Frisa Forge, Industrial Maintenance Welding & Machining Co. Inc., JADCO, Kloeckner Metals Temtco Steel Division, LB Steel, Matric Limited, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Nucor Steel Plate Group, Parker Hannifin Corporation, PCC, Product Service & Mfg, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren sc, Scot Forge, Sivyer Steel Castings LLC, SKF, Southwestern Manufacturing, The Halvorsen Company, The Timken Corporation, and Womack Machine Supply.

Additional support was provided by: Altra Industrial Motion, Circle Metal Specialties, Conductix-Wampfler, Highview Custom Fabricating, Huntington Technology Finance, McIver Engineering & Controls, Metalworld, Inc., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, OEM Fabricators Inc., Ogletree Deakins, Overton Chicago Gear Corp., Phoenix Lighting, Rea Magnet Wire Company, Staples Business Advantage, UniFirst, Universal Welding & Engineering, V&P Hydraulic Products, Weldall Manufacturing, Inc. and Willis Towers Watson.