April 10, 2013
Oshkosh Corp. layoffs announced this week will not affect the Wisconsin-based manufacturer's JLG plant in Fulton County, Pa., a corporate spokesman said Wednesday. Oshkosh Corp.'s defense division plans to reduce its workforce by 900 positions, according to a news release. Spokesman John Daggett said those layoffs will affect employees in Wisconsin, not Pennsylvania. The corporation cited decreased demand for military vehicles as the reason for layoffs continuing into the summer.
December 2, 2012
As the world's economy becomes more global in scope, more companies are rethinking the way they do business - everything from redesigning websites to attract a global audience to investing in overseas manufacturing and distribution facilities. At JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company and a manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, efforts to embrace a global economy also include an internship program that moves beyond job training to teach cultural nuances and encourage community outreach.
August 15, 2012
A major investor in the parent company ofJLG Industries Inc.is calling for the access equipment manufacturer to become its own entity. Carl Icahn, an investor in Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp., told corporate executives earlier this month that JLG's operations should become a stand-alone business to better protect it from Oshkosh's defense-related functions, which are experiencing decreased sales, Reuters and other media outlets reported. Defense segment sales decreased 13.4 percent to $958.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012, according to an earnings-related news release from Oshkosh Corp.
July 16, 2012
JLG Industries Inc. recently sponsored a weeklong engineering course at Hagerstown Community College for girls entering grades six through eight. With a gift of $2,310, JLG covered the tuition for the 14 girls who participated in the class titled “Girls Exploring Engineering.” During the week, the girls were introduced to elements of civil, mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering. They participated in hands-on projects and heard from expert guest speakers.
December 23, 2011
Thumbs up to the Holiday Lunch Bag Project, which provided more than 200 bags of groceries to 175 children in Berkeley County (W.Va.) Schools. About 8,000 of the school system's students take part in the free or reduced-price lunch program, which does not operate when schools are closed for the holiday break. Thumbs down to the vandals in Mercersburg, Pa., who did about $10,000 in damage when they slashed 47 tires on 24 vehicles last weekend. Police said two pieces of construction equipment - a JLG lift and a John Deere skid loader - also were damaged late Saturday into Sunday.
December 19, 2011
About $10,000 in damage was reported over the weekend in Mercersburg when someone slashed 47 tires on 24 vehicles and damaged two pieces of construction equipment, Mercersburg police said in a news release. The incidents occurred between 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday on various streets and alleys on the west side of the Borough of Mercersburg. Police released a list of affected vehicles, which included model years ranging from 1989 to 2012. A fuel line was cut in a JLG lift, and its throttle rod was removed.
October 5, 2011
Taneil McWane of Martinsburg, W.Va., has an accounting job in Hagerstown but she's not resting on her laurels. McWane is thinking it's "about time to give myself that extra punch to get ahead. " McWane was among the people who turned out for an open house Wednesday at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. The campus at 32 W. Washington St. holds an open house every fall and spring to help prospective students learn more about the center, where students can obtain degrees from Frostburg State University, Towson University, University of Maryland-College Park, University of Maryland University College and Salisbury University.
January 23, 2011
JULY 16, 1991-JAN. 21, 2011 HANCOCK, Md. — Thomas James Kratz, age 19, died Jan. 21, 2011, near Hagerstown, Md. Born July 16, 1991, in Hagerstown, he was the son of William T. Kratz Jr. and Sherri A. Swain Kratz of Hancock. He was employed by JLG in McConnellsburg, Pa. He was a 2009 graduate of Hancock High School. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Hancock, where he served as an altar boy, he was a former member of Troop 15 Boy Scouts of America, Hancock, and also served as a staff member at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation, Fort Littleton, Pa. He was an avid basketball player, and enjoyed hunting, camping and playing the guitar.
January 14, 2011
JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, recently announced that its LiftPod personal portable lift will be featured in the January issue of Building Operations Management magazine as a top product. The magazine's Top Products Awards, which recognize the most popular manufacturers and suppliers of the year, are determined by building and facility executives who participated in a national survey.
September 10, 2010
McCONNELSBURG, Pa. -- JLG Industries Inc. announced Friday it was awarded a $40 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to build 280 extendable boom forklifts. The work will be completed at the McConnellsburg plant but no new jobs will be created, JLG spokesman Jeff Ford said. "We should be staffed to handle this contract," he said. "This contract speaks well of our work force and product. " Production of the forklifts is expected to be completed by Aug. 2012. "With increasing frequency, the U.S. military is looking to JLG Industries for the technical expertise that provides solutions to their equipment challenges," said Denny Buterbaugh, vice president of government products and programs for JLG Industries.