Chattanooga, TN, August 22, 2019 — Komatsu America appointed Tractor & Equipment Company (TEC) as the forestry equipment distributor for the states of Alabama, Georgia and the northwest region of Florida. TEC will handle the full-line of Komatsu forestry equipment, which includes track feller bunchers, log loaders, wheeled harvesters, forwarders, and harvesting/processing heads. TEC is already the distributor in these regions for Komatsu construction and mining equipment.
“Tractor & Equipment Company is an excellent addition to the Komatsu forestry equipment team and will provide us with greater forestry sales coverage in the southeast United States,” said Jim Williams, director, sales and service, forestry, Komatsu. “They have done a great job representing and growing Komatsu’s construction and mining business in this region, and we feel confident that they can replicate that success for forestry.”
Tractor & Equipment Company was founded in 1943. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, TEC has operations throughout Alabama, Georgia, and northwest Florida. Forestry equipment will be sold and serviced at all of the company’s 20 branch locations.
“We are pleased to be building on our long-term relationship with Komatsu with the addition of their forestry line of equipment”, said Dan Stracener, President/CEO, Tractor & Equipment Company. “It gives us the opportunity to offer greater value to our forestry customers and to do so with a trusted partner.”
Komatsu America Corp. is a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technologies and services for the construction, forklift, mining, industrial and forestry markets. For nearly a century, Komatsu equipment and services have been used by companies worldwide to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create technology and consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations, tapping into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.
Komatsu America Corp.
Forest Machine Business Division