Kobelco Presents Nearly $120,000 to Wounded Warrior Project

Kobelco is donating $100,000 in addition to the almost $20,000 the company collected at Conexpo in March

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KOBELCO created only five limited edition SK350LC crawler excavators wrapped in a patriotic/military design as part of a fundraiser for WWP. KOBELCO is donating $100,000 to this non-profit that supports a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.

At the recent ConExpo/ConAgg construction industry trade show in Las Vegas, KOBELCO displayed one of the five limited edition SK350LC’s at its booth. Thousands of show attendees stopped by to have their picture taken with the awe-inspiring machine wrapped in graphics including the American flag, silhouettes of soldiers and logos from all five armed force divisions. The bucket of the crawler excavator collected $19,317.75 in donations from booth visitors, creating a total donation to the WWP of $119,317.75.

“We can’t thank the ConExpo/ConAgg attendees enough for helping us with our WWP fundraiser,” states Ron Hargrave, Vice President of Operations for KOBLECO Construction Machinery USA.  “KOBELCO cares about our injured military members and their families, and has really enjoyed this opportunity to give something back to those men and women who sacrificed their lives to make ours safer.”  

“We are continuously humbled by the generous support of so many businesses and individual Americans who raise money on our behalf.  Thank you, KOBELCO, for creating such a unique event that not only celebrated the five branches of our Armed Forces, but also raised money that is fueling life-saving programs for our nation’s heroes. You are truly making a difference in the lives of many.” Lolita Jerido, Community Events Manager, Wounded Warrior Project.