November 14, 1996
11/14/96 By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A business boom at JLG Industries has thrust rural Fulton County, Pa., into the spotlight for creation of manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania. Between 1990 and 1995, Fulton County's manufacturing employment base grew by 46 percent, according to a recent study by Bell Atlantic and Penn State. That was a larger increase than any other county in the state. "We knew, certainly, that manufacturing jobs were increasing, but we didn't realize it would make the county No. 1 in the Commonwealth," said Margaret Taylor, executive director of the Fulton County Economic Development Corp.
February 15, 2009
JLG Industries McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, received the Show Stopper Award at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) 2008 Convention and Trade Show for its LiftPod personal and portable lift. The JLG LiftPod, pictured at right, is the first portable aerial work platform designed to replace the ladder. The LiftPod reaches a 14-foot working height and is operated using a common 18-volt drill or optional power pack.
August 27, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The 850 workers who will lose their jobs at JLG Industries Inc. beginning Sept. 5 have been invited to a meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. today, at which they will get information on unemployment benefits, retraining and insurance. Six speakers from the state Department of Labor's dislocated worker unit will address JLG employees at American Legion Post No. 561, 411 N. Fifth St., McConnellsburg. Local colleges and other training institutes will also have tables set up where representatives will be available to talk to workers.
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.
August 5, 2009
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- The latest Pentagon contract awarded to the parent company of JLG Industries Inc. in McConnellsburg will bring more work to the Fulton County (Pa.) plant but not more jobs, a spokesman said Wednesday. Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. received a $1.06 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 1,700 additional Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles or MRAP-ATVs for the war in Afghanistan. JLG spokesman Jeff Ford said this contract is an extension of the order placed by the Pentagon in late June, which allowed JLG to recall as many as 650 employees to plants across the United States.
June 19, 1998
Bowser-Smith Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bowser of Hagerstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Annette Bowser, to David Richard Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Warfordsburg, Pa. Ms. Bowser is a 1992 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and a 1996 graduate of Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa. She is a statistical analyst at JLG Industries Inc. Mr. Smith is a 1991 graduate of Southern Fulton High...
January 5, 2000
JLG Industries Inc., the largest employer in Fulton County, Pa., said Wednesday it is moving 50 of its employees into 20,000 square feet of office space in Washington County. cont. from front page JLG employees will finish moving into Fountainhead Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue north of the city limits by the end of the month, said Tom Riford, marketing director for the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission. The building is about 30 miles southeast of the headquarters of the McConellsburg, Pa.-based company, Riford said.