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Hard Rock Day press kit

At Komatsu’s inaugural Hard Rock Day, held Feb. 28-29 at the San Xavier Underground Mining Laboratory, dealers and customers had the opportunity to see the company’s underground hard rock mining equipment in action, learn about the latest innovations from MST Global and talk to product experts about Komatsu’s newest hard rock machines and solutions.

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The San Xavier Underground Mining Laboratory

The Henry G. “Hank” Grundstedt San Xavier Underground Mining Laboratory is located 23 miles south of Tucson, Arizona. The laboratory was once an operating mine where silver, lead, zinc and copper were extracted. Now it is maintained by the University of Arizona as a student-run, multilevel, underground mining laboratory with a working vertical shaft that also serves as a training and research resource for federal and state agencies. Considered a center of excellence in mine health and safety, the laboratory, through its operator, the University of Arizona, has decades of mining industry partnerships that illustrate the industry’s commitment to creating a culture of mine health and safety.

About Komatsu

Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For more than a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, manage forests and create consumer products. The company's global service and distributor networks support customer operations to help enhance safety and promote productivity while working to optimize performance.

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Jill Rick, Manager, PR and CSR

Jill Rick

Manager, PR and CSR

(262) 337-0854