Joy Mining Machinery™ Enters Into a Distribution Agreement With
J.H. Fletcher & Co.™

On by Joy Mining Machinery.

WARRENDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA – January 16, 2012 - Joy Mining Machinery™ and J.H. Fletcher & Co.™ are pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive distribution and authorized service provider agreement. The agreement gives Joy® the right to market, sell and service all Fletcher® products to coal mines, as well as hard rock and industrial mineral mines that use Joy cutting products. This agreement which is effective immediately covers all locations worldwide with the exception of North America, Australia and Norway where Fletcher will continue to market, sell and service its products as it has in the past, and coal mines in Poland where Joy’s rights will not be exclusive.

Fletcher® offers a full range of high, medium and low seam mobile bolters and mobile roof supports with other underground coal mining equipment that includes pan line mounted bolters, degasification and exploratory long hole drills, diesel prime movers, face drill jumbos, and beam setters. Joy® will continue to manufacture, market, sell and service its existing line of mobile bolting products such as the Ramtrak, Quadbolter and Multibolter to customers in Australia and to Joy’s existing mobile roof bolting customers in other countries.

This distribution agreement will allow Joy® to provide a broader mining system solution for the mine of the future. In addition to cutting, haulage, crushing and conveying solutions, Joy can now offer a complete line of bolting solutions for all applications from low to high seams. Also Joy will now be able to offer full maintenance contracts for complete sets of equipment including both Joy® underground mining machinery and Fletcher® bolters in mechanized room and pillar sections.

Jez Leeming, Joy’s Global Product Director for Bolter Miners and Bolters said, “Fletcher’s mobile roof bolters are a welcome and complementary addition to Joy’s existing product line allowing Joy to offer customers a broad line of bolting solutions including mobile roof bolters for low seam applications under 1.8 meters (6’). Greg Hinshaw, President and COO said, “Fletcher is excited about the distribution agreement with Joy Mining Machinery. Joy’s industry leading global network of company direct-to-customer sales and service locations will be beneficial to our existing customers and expand Fletcher’s international presence.”

Joy Global Inc.™ is a worldwide leader in manufacturing, servicing and distributing equipment for surface mining through P&H Mining Equipment and underground mining through Joy Mining Machinery. Its headquarters are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information visit

J.H.Fletcher & Co.™ is the world leader in the design and manufacture of mobile bolters and mobile roof supports with a focus on mobile equipment that improve safety and productivity in underground mines. Fletcher is headquartered in Huntington, West Virginia. Learn more about Fletcher at

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For further information on this release, contact:

Jez Leeming
Product Director Bolter Miners & Bolters
Joy Mining Machinery™
Larry Howe
Director International Sales
J.H. Fletcher & Co.™