Visit Komatsu's new Harbor District facility facility that produces the major components of large mining machines, including electric rope shovels, hybrid shovels, draglines and blasthole drills.
Doors Open Weekend Experience
Stop in to Komatsu’s Customer Experience Center, where you can walk into the company’s 360-degree theater for an immersive video experience that captures the size and scope of the massive equipment Komatsu engineers and manufactures for mining customers around the world. Enter the experience through a massive replica bulldozer blade and see how Komatsu can track equipment across the globe. During your visit, you’ll get a taste of past, present and future, as you get up close with historical items from the company’s P&H brand (founded in Milwaukee in 1884) and see how equipment design has evolved to support society’s ever-growing needs for essential minerals. Pose for the camera at the Komatsu selfie station to show your friends how past became present right here in Milwaukee.
See below for parking and Harbor Fest information
Current use: Office building and manufacturing facility that produces the major components of large mining machines, including electric rope shovels, hybrid shovels, draglines and blasthole drills.
Year built: 2021
Original architect: EUA
Significant features: Our facility was built with a focus on sustainability, with our office building earning a LEED v4 Building Design & Construction (BD+C) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The South Harbor office building is currently the only LEED v4 BD+C New Construction (NC) Gold project in the city of Milwaukee and is the highest-rated LEED v4 BD+C in the state of Wisconsin. Sustainability features include wind spires to power the lights in our parking structure, a 1-Mw solar power array that produces enough energy to power a 60-home subdivision, and a landscape design focused on native species designed to eliminate the need for watering.
• Total acreage of campus: 58 acres
• Size of office building: 180,000 SF
• Size of manufacturing building: 430,000 SF
• Monument in front of office building:
- 4100A electric mining shovel: This shovel was commissioned in 1995, and came from the Rio Tinto Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah, where it spent over 25 years loading copper. It is 60 feet high and weighs 2.5 million lbs.
- 830E electric drive truck: This truck was assembled in 2012 to test automation technology at Komatsu’s proving grounds outside Tucson, Arizona. It weighs 850,000 lbs.
Komatsu is located on Greenfield, where Harbor Fest will also be taking place on Sunday September 25, 11 am – 4 pm
Join Harbor District, Inc., Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and Riveredge Nature Center at Harbor Fest for another year of family fun celebrating all things fish, water, art, and boats! Release a baby sturgeon with Riveredge Nature Center, cheer on the artists and their boat floats during the Milwaukee Riverkeeper Boat Parade, and enjoy the live music, local food, and activities at Harbor Fest!
Free 15 minute boat tours of the harbor will be offered from 1 pm – 4 pm.
Parking and Transit to HarborFest
Greenfield Avenue from S. Barclay to Harbor View Plaza will be closed from 7am – 5pm on Sunday, September 25th.
There are four Rockwell Lots that have been reserved for parking and are shown on the map below.
Aside from the reserved parking lots, people are allowed to ride their bikes into the festival or park on any of the street parking nearby.
401 E Greenfield Ave
11 am - 4 pm
Fully wheelchair accessible