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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2013
Sales of JLG's aerial work platforms and telehandlers totaled $1.95 billion for a nine-month period ending June 30, representing an increase of 14 percent over the same period a year ago. The access equipment manufacturer is the biggest employer in Fulton County, Pa. Its parent company, Oshkosh Corp. of Wisconsin, announced third-quarter results for its fiscal year July 30. In a news release, Oshkosh Corp. indicated increased JLG sales offset a sales decline in its defense segment.
NEWS
May 25, 2010
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG Industries President Craig Paylor will retire July 1, according to a news release from JLG's parent company, Oshkosh Corp. The news release said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corp. executive vice president and president of Oshkosh's Fire and Emergency segment, has been named to succeed Paylor as president of JLG and executive vice president of the Access Equipment segment of Oshkosh Corp. "We wish Craig the best in retirement and look forward to Wilson successfully leading JLG and expanding the business globally," said Charlie Szews, Oshkosh Corp.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 28, 1998
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - In 1991 it took JLG workers up to 120 days to assemble an aerial work platform, the mainstay of the company's production line. On Friday, grateful managers thanked their workers for shrinking the assembly time to 10 days. JLG managers put up a giant tent on company grounds, production workers were given barbecued chicken and ribs, listened to live music, were able to ogle a dozen NASCAR and other racing cars brought in for their enjoyment and given company T-shirts.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
July 14, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Until JLG Industries announces how many workers will be included in a layoff in September and how long they will be out of work, officials in Fulton and Franklin counties say all they can do is wait. "We need to hear from the company before we know what services JLG employees will need," said Margaret Taylor, executive director of the Fulton Industrial Development Association. In the meantime, association officials are meeting with human service agencies and employee training offices in the expectation that displaced workers may need retraining, more education or access to other services, Taylor said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 12, 2009
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.
NEWS
June 9, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Army announced this week it will purchase 24 All-Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) vehicles from JLG in McConnellsburg, Pa., according to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster's office. The Army announced it will include the purchase order in its base budget, the press release stated. The Army's request is the result of a joint effort by Shuster, R-Pa., and JLG to promote the quality industries in central Pennsylvania to the U.S. military, and it reiterates the successful work JLG has already performed for the armed forces, according to the release.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 28, 2009
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Two-hundred-and-ten production employees at JLG in Fulton County received notice last Friday that they will be losing their jobs. Another 115 people in the Shippensburg, Pa., plant received a similar notice, a corporate spokeswoman said. The effective date for Shippensburg is July 28, while the McConnellsburg's employees' last days either will be June 5 or 26, said Ann Stawski, spokeswoman for Oshkosh Corp., JLG's Wisconsin-based parent company. "It's really because of the economy and the continued downturn in residential and commercial construction," Stawski said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 16, 2009
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.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2013
Sales of JLG's aerial work platforms and telehandlers totaled $1.95 billion for a nine-month period ending June 30, representing an increase of 14 percent over the same period a year ago. The access equipment manufacturer is the biggest employer in Fulton County, Pa. Its parent company, Oshkosh Corp. of Wisconsin, announced third-quarter results for its fiscal year July 30. In a news release, Oshkosh Corp. indicated increased JLG sales offset a sales decline in its defense segment.
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NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | 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.
EDUCATION
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.
OPINION
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. 
NEWS
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.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | 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.
OBITUARIES
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.
BUSINESS
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.
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