McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- The U.S. Army has ordered more tactical vehicles from JLG Inc.'s parent company, boosting work at the rebounding McConnellsburg plant, Oshkosh Corp. said Monday in a news release.
Wisconsin-based Oshkosh has received a second contract extension from the Pentagon, valued at $189 million, to build an additional 352 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (MRAP-ATVs) for the war in Afghanistan, the release said.
The Department of Defense contracted with Oshkosh on June 30 to build 2,244 of the vehicles by the end of the year. In early August, it extended the contract to February 2010, ordering an additional 1,700 vehicles, Oshkosh said earlier.
The latest contract will further extend the deadline for producing the ATVs to March 2010 and increase the order to 4,296 total vehicles, Oshkosh CEO Robert G. Bohn said.