McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG's parent company announced Monday it has been awarded a fourth U.S. Army contract that will translate into more work for the McConnellsburg manufacturing plant.
The $408.5 million contract for 923 MRAP all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs) brings the total commitment since June to $2.76 billion, according to an Oshkosh Corp. news release.
Although the new contract won't mean additional laid-off employees will be recalled, it will extend the period of MRAP-ATV production in McConnellsburg, Oshkosh spokeswoman Ann Stawski said.
JLG and another Oshkosh facility will each attempt to produce 500 M-ATVs a month starting in December, she said.
The first M-ATVs were delivered to Afghanistan in early October. The armored vehicles have a TAK-4 suspension system that allows for greater off-road mobility.