January 21, 2020 - Modular Mining, the global leader in the delivery of real-time computer-based mine management solutions, unveiled its new Customer Experience Center (CEC) during a ribbon cutting ceremony today. Located in the company’s corporate headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, USA, the CEC’s opening coincides with Modular Mining’s 40th anniversary and celebrates the company’s continued growth and positive trajectory in both Tucson and the mining sector. The opening and facility tour were well attended, including local elected and public officials, community leaders, local mining customers, representatives of Modular Mining’s parent company Komatsu, and business partners.
“Modular Mining’s expansion is more exciting news for Southern Arizona,” said Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey. “Tucson is quickly becoming a hub for mining technology, bringing more good-paying jobs and expanding Arizona’s reputation as a technology leader. We thank Modular Mining for continuing to invest in Arizona.”
“We congratulate Modular Mining on this expansion that creates new opportunities for technicians and engineers in one of our state’s key sectors,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Arizona is proud to be the headquarters of this company, which has been — and continues to be — a significant contributor to the mining industry.”
“This is the second headquarters expansion in our region, just in the first month of 2020,” said Joe Snell, President & CEO, Sun Corridor Inc. “Tucson continues to be a location of choice for technology companies like Modular Mining. Modular, born out of the University of Arizona and now employing over 800 globally, has been at the forefront of mine management solutions for nearly 40 years. We thank them for their significant commitment and expansion, right here in Tucson.”
“Congratulations to Modular Mining on their new facility. It’s hard to overstate how important it is for our community to have this company headquartered in Pima County,” said District 2 Supervisor, Ramón Valadez. “As consumer technology continues to grow along with the world’s population, so will the need for mineral extraction to meet the demand. We must mine the Earth better, smarter and cleaner and Modular Mining is one of the leading companies developing the technologies to achieve those goals. We should all be proud such a company calls Pima County home.”
The expansion of the CEC comes on the successes of other recent company expansions in Tucson. Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS) Center of Excellence (CoE) opened in June 2019, where a cross-functional team of personnel from both Komatsu and Modular Mining work together under the Komatsu umbrella to develop, sell, and support the industry-leading AHS. In 2014, Modular Mining expanded their corporate campus to include a building dedicated to the company’s research and development. That same year, Komatsu opened their new Arizona Proving Grounds in Sahuarita, AZ; a 660-acre facility which is also largely used for research and development of Komatsu mining equipment and testing Modular Mining’s technologies.
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