September 1, 2017 - Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced plans to provide a $250,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross, to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Komatsu America will also match, dollar-for-dollar, all contributions made by Komatsu America Corp. (KAC) and subsidiary-company employees. Subsidiary companies include Komatsu Financial, Komatsu Mining Corp., Modular Mining Systems, Inc., Hensley Industries, Inc., NTC America Corp., Komatsu America Industries, LLC, Gigaphoton USA, Komatsu Forklift USA, Komatsu Equipment Company, Komatsu SouthWest, F&M Equipment, Ltd., Komatsu do Brasil Ltda., Komatsu Cummins Chile Arrienda S.A. and Komatsu Holding South America Ltda.
Between manufacturing and foundry plants, distributors and other support functions, there are more than 1,000 Komatsu-affiliated staff members and their families in the state of Texas alone.
“Speaking on behalf of the Komatsu family of companies, we have been moved by the stories of loss, courage and comradery coming out of the storm-damaged areas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey,” said Rod Schrader, CEO of Komatsu America Corp. “We are pleased to support the American Red Cross in their efforts to help families and communities begin the journey towards recovery and rebuilding,” Schrader said.
Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America also serves the forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support its equipment. Komatsu has proudly provided high-quality reliable products for nearly a century.