Business briefs

January 14, 2011

JLG Industries Inc.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. —  JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, recently announced an agreement with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Off Road Tire division, for the exclusive supply of the Firestone DuraForce MH tires on JLG, Lull and SkyTrak branded telehandlers.

"JLG and Bridgestone Americas Off Road collaborated to create the Firestone DuraForce MH that will set a new industry standard by increasing tire life up to 300 percent," said Brian Boeckman, JLG Industries global director of product management for telehandlers. "The result is a tire that dramatically improves the cost of ownership for all three telehandler brands."

The low-profile tire design minimizes the opportunity for sidewall damage, while the self-cleaning tread, coupled with low ground-bearing pressure optimizes performance on rough terrain. Fewer tire and rim combinations mean fewer parts to stock and reduced inventory-carrying costs for JLG distribution.

For information about the JLG and Bridgestone Americas Off Road alliance, go to

Orrstown Bank

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Orrstown Bank employees continue to show their commitment to communities, as more than 500 items including toiletries, office supplies, laundry baskets, food and household items were collected at the bank's North Pointe Operations Center and donated to Women In Need.

"Most of the items will be used in the shelter and, with the donated items, we were able to create a care package for a family (mother and child) moving from the shelter into a new home," said Lisa Dougherty, director of community services. "The family received household and food items that will allow her to use her money for other important things in her new home.

"Donations received from the community are essential to the work that we do," Dougherty said. "They allow us to use our resources more efficiently, and better serve the individuals and families that we work with. These items are often expensive and individuals and families often do without due to the need to pay other bills/expenses first. We truly appreciate Orrstown Bank's support of Women In Need and the work that we do."

The donations were organized by Barb Thompson, administrative services supervisor at Orrstown Bank, who noted, "It's nice to know that something so small as our donations can mean a big difference to so many people."

Women In Need has been working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Franklin and Fulton County areas of Pennsylvania since 1976. Women In Need is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization working within the community to obtain safety for victims of violence. All of their services are free and confidential to victims of domestic and sexual violence, and to the significant others of victims.

WIN serves approximately 1,500 victims/significant others per year.

For more information, call 717-264-4444 or 800-621-6660.

Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics Inc. has acquired, via a cash-free exchange, the Lexington, Ky.-based prosthetics and orthotics provider BridgePoint Medical LLC.

BridgePoint's four patient-care centers in Kentucky and North Carolina add to Ability's five centers in Pennsylvania and Maryland, giving the new company a total of nine locations in the mid-Atlantic and further establishing the company's footprint for growth in the region. Also included in the transaction is BPM Fabrication, a central fabrication facility in Asheville, N.C., which provides services to numerous patient-care centers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

BridgePoint's CEO and founder, Clint McKinley, will assume CEO duties of Ability, while Jeffrey Brandt, CPO, CEO and founder of Ability, will serve as president and COO. The acquired Kentucky practices will continue to operate under the name of Prosthetic and Orthotic Associates, and the North Carolina practices will continue to operate as Asheville Orthotic Prosthetic Center and Charlotte Orthotic Prosthetic Center.

Detailed terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cypress Associates LLC acted as financial adviser to BridgePoint in this transaction and will continue to advise the company in certain transactions in the future.

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