Epiroc Opens National Competency Center
Epiroc, Elko, Nevada, announced December 2023 the formal opening and commencement of operations at its national Competency Center. The facility, located at 403 West Idaho Street, Elko, marks a significant strategic achievement for Epiroc USA, enhancing support for mining and exploration customers and providing a platform for business growth. Jon Torpy, president and general manager of Epiroc USA, expressed the importance of this achievement, stating: “The opening of the competency center in Elko is a pivotal strategic goal for Epiroc USA. This facility embodies our commitment to helping customers build the mines of the future, delivering reliable, trustworthy expertise. It signifies a major step forward in our mission to extend fleets’ longevity and contribute to the industry’s sustainable development.”
The Competency Center, a centrally located two-story facility, spans 48,000 square feet, featuring 8,000 square feet of office space, a 4,000-square foot training center, a 16,000-square-foot warehouse, and a 20,000-square-foot workshop equipped with multiple machine bays and an outdoor staging area.
The Competency Center provides advanced technical assistance, specialized electrification and battery electric vehicle (BEV) expertise, including diesel-to-battery conversions. It features a streamlined supply chain and circularity programs applied to full machine rebuilds, remanufacturing, and planned component replacements. While delivering customer service, field and workshop support, sales and applications assistance, the Competency Center also serves as a comprehensive training center, addressing the industry’s growing need for skilled operators.