Modular Mining Opens Customer Experience Center in Tucson, Arizona
“Our new Customer Experience Center is designed to showcase how mine management solutions can improve the safety, efficiency, and productivity of mining operations, and help our customers do so sustainably,” said Jorge Mascena, President & CEO, Modular Mining. “Today’s announcement marks our third major renovation project in six years at this facility. Tucson is evolving into a key mining technology hub, and this expansion demonstrates our commitment to leading this transformation as a long-term member of this community.”
Established in Tucson in 1979, Modular Mining Systems, Inc. is the market-leading provider of powerful information management solutions for surface and underground mining operations, driving value in the key areas of production, machine guidance, equipment health, and operator safety. Employing over 800 employees in 10 globally-distributed offices, Modular Mining leverages data and innovation to optimize the mining value chain in real time. The company was purchased by heavy-equipment leader, Komatsu LTD, in 1996; the partnership enabled Modular Mining’s technology to support the world’s first autonomous mining trucks. Today, that partnership thrives as the companies continue to collaborate to improve operator safety and site efficiency for miners across the world.
“I am proud to have worked with Modular Mining to be able to expand their business, which employs nearly 350 people and is one of the bigger employers in Tucson’s Ward 5. I want to congratulate Modular Mining and their leadership team on this expansion, their work, and success, and look forward to their future growth,” said City of Tucson Council Member Richard Fimbres, Ward 5.
“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 and 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.”
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