Joy Global Inc was incorporated in Delaware on September 16, 1986. The Company is a manufacturer and servicer of high productivity mining equipment for the extraction of coal and other minerals and ores. It manufactures and markets original equipment and parts and performs services for both underground and surface mining, as well as certain industrial applications. Its equipment is used in mining regions throughout the world to mine coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold and other minerals. The Company operates in two business segments, namely Underground Mining Machinery (Underground) and Surface Mining Equipment (Surface). It is a manufacturer of underground mining machinery for the extraction of coal and other bedded minerals and offer comprehensive service locations near major mining regions worldwide. It is also a producer of surface mining equipment for the extraction of copper, coal and other minerals and ores and provides extensive operational support for many types of equipment used in surface mining. The Company's principal manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, including facilities in Alabama, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, and internationally, including facilities in Australia, Canada, China, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Its products include Armored face conveyors, Battery haulers, Continuous chain haulage systems, Continuous miners, Conveyor systems, Feeder breakers, Flexible conveyor train, Hard rock mining products, High angle conveyors, Longwall shearers, Powered roof supports, Road headers, Roof bolters, Shuttle cars, among others. The Company competes directly and indirectly with other manufacturers of surface and underground mining equipment and with manufacturers of parts and components for such products. In the manufacture of its products, it uses large amounts of raw materials and processed inputs, including steel, copper and engine and electronic components. It obtains raw materials and certain manufactured components from third party suppliers. The Company owns numerous patents and trademarks and licenses technology from others that it utilizes in its products and manufacturing methods. The Company's domestic activities are regulated by federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances relating to environmental protection and worker health and safety.