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McConnellsburg company awarded $78 million contract

September 10, 2007

McCONNELLSBURG, PA. - JLG Industries Inc. has been awarded a $78 million contract to refurbish mobile telehandlers, loaders and forklifts for the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).

The Theater-Provided Equipment Refurbishment contract was awarded in August and will begin with an initial $12.4 million delivery order for the RESET of equipment for TACOM, according to a company news release. RESET is a military term for refurbishing and upgrading equipment involving the complete disassembly, repair and reassembly of equipment, according to the Web site for OEM Off-Highway.

The contract calls for a JLG military service team to perform the RESET work in Balad, Iraq, and Bagram, Afghanistan.

"JLG is committed to serving our soldiers in the field, and we look forward to our expanded support of the United States Army in Iraq and Afghanistan," said David Peacock, vice president of government products and programs at the company. "The RESET program allows us to extend the life of equipment that is already in use."

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The work is expected to last until 2012, and the equipment to be serviced includes the JLG-manufactured Atlas (All Terrain Lifter Army System) and the earlier 6000M model telehandlers, as well as Case M4K front loaders and MW24C rough-terrain forklift equipment.

The 6000M mobile telescopic lifter has been in service since 1990, according to the company Web site.

JLG, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corp. of Oshkosh, Wis., is a leading manufacturer of access equipment, including JLG aerial work platforms and JLG, SkyTrak, Lull and Gradall telehandlers. The company is the largest employer in Fulton County, Pa.

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