Joy Global Inc was incorporated in Delaware on September 16, 1986. The Company is a manufacturer & servicer of productivity mining equipment for the extraction of metals & minerals. It manufactures & markets original equipment & parts and performs services for both underground & surface mining, as well as certain industrial applications. Its equipment are used in mining regions throughout the world to mine coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold & other minerals & ores. The Company operates in two business segments: Underground Mining Machinery and Surface Mining Equipment. The Company is a manufacturer of underground mining machinery for the extraction & haulage of coal & other bedded minerals. It is also a producer of surface mining equipment for the extraction and haulage of copper, coal & other minerals & ores. It offers comprehensive direct service, which includes its smart service offerings, near mining regions in the world and provides extensive operational support for many types of equipment used in mining. The Company's manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, including facilities in Alabama, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, and internationally, including facilities in Australia, Canada, China, France, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In the Underground Mining Machinery segment the Company is the producer of productivity underground mining machinery for the extraction of coal, potash, salt, platinum and other bedded materials. It has manufacturing facilities in Australia, Canada, China, France, South Africa, the United Kingdom & the US, as well as sales offices and service facilities in Botswana, India, Poland & Russia. It also has maintained an extensive network of service & distribution centers to rebuild & service equipment and to sell replacement parts & consumables in support of its installed base. This network includes five service centers in the United States and eight outside the United States, all of which are strategically located in underground mining regions. Its products & services under the segment include Armored face conveyors; Battery haulers; Continuous chain haulage systems; Continuous miners; Conveyor systems; Feeder breakers; Flexible conveyor trains; Hard rock mining products; High angle conveyor; Longwall shearers; Powered roof supports; Road headers; Roof bolters; Shuttle cars; Life cycle management; Project management; Smart Service; and Distribution arrangements. In the Surface Mining Equipment segment the Company is the producer of electric mining shovels & a producer of blasthole drills, walking draglines and wheel loaders for open-pit mining operations. It has facilities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Peru, South Africa and the United States, as well as sales offices in India, Mexico, Russia & the United Kingdom. Its products are used in the mining and processing of coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold & other minerals and ores. It also provides logistics and a life cycle management service support for its customers through a network of strategically located service centers within mining regions. In some markets, it also provides electric motor rebuilds & other selected products & services to the non-mining industrial segment and sell used electric mining shovels, drills, loaders & parts. Its products & services under the segment include Blasthole drills; Conveyor systems; Electric mining shovels Hybrid excavators; Feeder breakers; High angle conveyors; Walking draglines; Wheel loaders; Life cycle management; Project management; Smart Services; and Distribution arrangements. In the manufacture of the Company's products, it uses raw materials & processed inputs, including steel, copper & engine and electronic components. It obtains raw materials & certain manufactured components from third party suppliers. The Company owns numerous patents & trademarks and it licenses technology from others that it utilizes in its products & manufacturing methods.