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JLG awarded $3.6 million contract for all-terrain vehicles

June 09, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Army announced this week it will purchase 24 All-Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) vehicles from JLG in McConnellsburg, Pa., according to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster's office.

The Army announced it will include the purchase order in its base budget, the press release stated.

The Army's request is the result of a joint effort by Shuster, R-Pa., and JLG to promote the quality industries in central Pennsylvania to the U.S. military, and it reiterates the successful work JLG has already performed for the armed forces, according to the release.

"It's important for the private and public sectors to work together whenever possible because right here in central Pennsylvania we have industries and a work force that have a proven track record and are in close proximity to Washington, D.C., and Dover Air Force Base for shipment overseas," said Shuster, a member of the Armed Services Committee.

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"The United States Army's decision to purchase additional ATLAS vehicles from JLG is evidence that they recognize these values - location, location, location, and quality work force," Shuster said in the release.

The U.S. Army will purchase 24 ATLAS units at a cost of $3.6 million, according to the base budget released this week. This confirms the Army's commitment to JLG and the work force in the region, according to Shuster. The all-terrain lifters have been used in Iraq and Afghanistan by the military to build sewer lines, roads and infrastructure, Shuster said.

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