Property acquisitions complete, new headquarters on track for full occupation in 2022

Building on its 135-year-legacy in Milwaukee, Komatsu Mining Corp. officially broke ground for its new state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue.

The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. Partnering with the State of Wisconsin and City of Milwaukee, Komatsu is investing approximately $285 million in its South Harbor Campus, which will include purpose-built, modern manufacturing facilities; advanced technology, robotics, engineering, and R&D labs; a large office complex, training facilities, a data solutions center and an experience center.

Jeff Dawes, CEO Komatsu Mining at the groundbreaking

Komatsu Mining Corp. President and CEO Jeff Dawes said:

“Building this state-of-the-art facility with a focus on prioritizing technology, supports our commitment to developing and delivering innovative solutions for our global customers. Our goal is to create a remarkable workplace for our employees that provides space to grow, will serve as a global center of excellence for Komatsu, and demonstrates a sincere commitment to sustainability and our community.”

Pre-construction work has been underway since the end of 2019 to prepare the site for redevelopment. The company plans to occupy the new campus in 2022.

Komatsu PC35 excavators break ground at new site of Komatsu Mining

John Koetz, President, Surface Mining at Komatsu said:

“We commend We Energies for their leadership in taking on the remediation of this former superfund site. We are excited to see this harbor site transform from an abandoned brownfield to a vibrant, sustainable workplace that provides the community opportunity for family-sustaining jobs for the future.”

Korekiyo (Kody) Yanagisawa – COO Komatsu Mining; John Koetz – President, Surface Mining, Komatsu; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Jeff Dawes, CEO Komatsu Mining

With the leadership of project partners, Hunzinger Construction Co, EUA, & GRAEF, full construction is now underway.  Contractors Hunzinger, A.W. Oakes & Son Inc. and Cornerstone One are all leveraging Komatsu’s new Smart Construction technologies to remotely optimize their processes and control construction planning, management, scheduling, and costs — all in near real-time.

Korekiyo (Kody) Yanagisawa – COO Komatsu Mining; John Koetz – President, Surface Mining, Komatsu; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Jeff Dawes, CEO Komatsu Mining, digging
Site of future home of Komatsu mining (groundbreaking)

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