Komatsu America Plant Produces Wheel Loaders in Newberry, SC


Rolling Meadows, IL, January 11, 2010-Komatsu America Corp. is pleased to announce that it has begun shipping wheel loaders manufactured at its Newberry Manufacturing Operation (NMO) in Newberry, SC. Production of Komatsu wheel loaders commenced at NMO late in 2009.

"Komatsu customers depend on our wheel loaders because they are designed to provide the highest production, while minimizing fuel consumption," said Erik Wilde, Vice President, Marketing, Komatsu America Corp. "We remain committed to providing the North American market with our top-notch Tier-3 wheel loaders manufactured here in the U.S."

The Komatsu facility in Newberry has nearly 150 employees and has been in operation since 2001. The plant now produces six different models of Komatsu wheel loaders.

Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., which is the world's second largest manufacturer and supplier of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America also serves forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support the equipment. Komatsu has proudly been providing high-quality reliable products for nearly a century. Visit the website at www.komatsuamerica.com for more information.

Contact:
Shawn-Laree de St. Aubin
Dobbins Communications
312.725.3740
shawnlaree@gmail.com

Mari Aoyagi
Komatsu America Corp.
847.437.4019
maoyagi@komatsuna.com

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