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Gee Heavy Machinery is now Komatsu’s construction distributor in Northern California

2 min read / December 1, 2023

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December 1, 2023 — Komatsu and Gee Heavy Machinery LLC are pleased to announce that Gee is now the authorized distributor of Komatsu construction products in Northern California, effective December 1, 2023.

Gee has assumed the operations of the previous distributor, Core Machinery (f/k/a Road Machinery, LLC), in four locations: West Sacramento, Fresno, Redding and Santa Rosa. Gee’s territory covers Northern California, including Monterey, Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties in the central part of the state, and all counties north to the state border.

Gee brings to the territory a seasoned management team with decades of experience in the heavy equipment industry and a multifaceted growth strategy. The company will offer the complete range of Komatsu construction products, comprehensive parts and service support, cutting-edge technology solutions, and an extensive rental inventory with a variety of allied products.

“We’re very excited to partner with Komatsu as their newest distributor in Northern California. We look forward to bringing our track record of success and innovation in the automotive industry to the heavy equipment market,” said Ryan Gee, Distributor Principal.

“We are confident that Gee will be a great distribution partner for our Komatsu construction equipment in the region,” said Tim Tripas, Senior VP for Construction Equipment and Dealer Engagement at Komatsu. “Customers should expect personalized service from the experienced team at Gee, reinforcing the Komatsu focus on customer satisfaction.”

“I’d like to thank the outstanding leadership teams at Komatsu and Core Machinery for all of their support and assistance during this transition,” said Lee Vanderpool, Gee’s President and CEO. “We’re eager to begin delivering outstanding sales and service support to our customers, because their success is our success.”

About Komatsu
Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For 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, maintain forests and create consumer products. The company's global service and distributor networks support customer operations to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.

About Gee Heavy Machinery
Building on more than 40 years of success in the automotive industry, Gee Heavy Machinery is proud to have been selected by Komatsu as its partner in providing customers with premier heavy equipment solutions and unparalleled results. At Gee Heavy Machinery, our mission is clear: “Winning Together With Our Customers, Because When They Win, We Win.” To learn more about our products, services and career opportunities, please visit

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