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.
April 22, 2012
Sport Arena MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sport Arena, which sells sporting goods, recently moved from 122 W. German St. in Shepherdstown, W.Va., to 416A W. King St. in Martinsburg. Sport Arena also will open a stall at Hagerstown Premium Outlets this month. The store offers fitness equipment, including foam dumbbells, chest expanders, gym balls with pumps, Pilates sets, push-up bars, power twisters, boxing bags, twist boards and yoga sets. For children, there are kick scooters, remote-control helicopters, bicycle helmets, skateboards, RipStiks, baseball bats, indoor basketball boards and outdoor hoops.
March 29, 2012
Oshkosh Corp., the parent company of JLG Industries, has announced it will produce 2,500 military vehicles for theU.S. Army. The medium tactical vehicles will be produced at the Oshkosh facility in Wisconsin, company spokesman John Daggett said Thursday. The order will not affect production at JLG, Daggett said. It is the latest order under the five-year, $294 million contract awarded to Oshkosh for the production of trucks and trailers, as well as support services and training through 2015, according to a company statement.
March 6, 2012
Date of Birth : Oct. 3, 1970 Address : 950 Lanvale St. Education : Graduate of Highland View Academy, 1989; graduate of a military trade school, 1990. Occupation : Business analyst for JLG Industries Party affiliation : Republican Political experience : None; Lost bid for mayor in 2009.
January 13, 2012
Michael W. Kuchera, 59, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. Born Jan. 29, 1952, in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of Michael and Dorothy (Cowitch) Kuchera. He was married to Kathleen Hoffner Kuchera. Michael was employed by JLG Industries. He graduated from Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, and later attained his Master of Business Administration degree from Wilkes University. Michael is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathleen M. Kuchera of Chambersburg; three children, Michael W. Kuchera III of Brighton, Mass., Katie (wife of Eric)
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.
July 14, 2010
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Manufacturing operations at the two Jerr-Dan plants in Greencastle will cease by October, a corporate spokesman said Tuesday. Jerr-Dan branded production will be transferred to the JLG Industries facilities in McConnellsburg and Shippensburg, according to John Daggett, a spokesman for Oshkosh Corp., the Wisconsin-based parent corporation for both Jerr-Dan and JLG. Jerr-Dan employs about 250 people. Daggett said some will be offered opportunities to transfer, but a corporate statement said there could be a reduction of more than 100 jobs in October.
June 4, 2010
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corp. company, announced Thursday that it has received an order to build 492 All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS II) telescopic forklifts for the U.S. Army. The order has a value of $85.7 million, with units scheduled for delivery beginning in the fall of 2010. This is the second U.S. Army contract awarded to JLG this spring. According to a Herald-Mail story published April 1, JLG received $51 million in contracts to construct 311 (ATLAS II)