McCONNELLSBURG, PA. -- JLG Industries Inc. in Fulton County will produce a special telehandling vehicle designed exclusively for the U.S. Navy, adding another $4 million in military contracts to its portfolio.
The U.S. Navy ordered 26 Engine Installation and Removal Vehicles (EIRV) from JLG to assist with repair and replacement of engines on its aircraft, said Jeff Ford, JLG spokesman.
Despite securing about $55 million in military contracts for the McConnellsburg plant in the past two weeks, JLG has no plans to increase jobs in Fulton County, Ford said.
Existing employees will be used to manufacture the EIRVs, he said.
However, Ford said both contracts indicate positive growth for the company.
JLG and its parent company, Oshkosh Corp. of Wisconsin, have struggled since 2008 to maintain profitability.
Military contracts are "bridging the gap" between the private sector success the company enjoyed prior to the recession and where the company is today, Ford said.