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.
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.
April 29, 2005
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries has been awarded a $6,658,422 contract to build All-Terrain Lifter Army System, or ATLAS, telehandlers for use in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. "Fulton County will play an important role in helping to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan because of this contract and this funding will provide good jobs for residents across the county," Shuster said in a press release issued by his office on Wednesday. "They will be made in the McConnellsburg plant," JLG spokesman Greg Fries said Thursday.
December 5, 2008
OCT. 19, 1943-DEC. 3, 2008 McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Larry J. Shade, 65, of McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg. Born Oct. 19, 1943, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late John W. and Pearl Braithwaite Shade. He retired from JLG Industries on Jan. 4, 2008, after 12 years of service. He and his wife had owned and operated Tastee Freez in McConnellsburg. He was a member and an emergency medical technician instructor of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. He is survived by his wife, Judy V. Yost Shade, whom he married March 18, 1962; one daughter, Lori Shade Hoffeditz of Chambersburg, Pa.; one sister, Iris J. Peck of Warfordsburg, Pa.; one grandson; one niece; and one nephew.
October 17, 1997
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - More than 700 workers laid off last month from JLG Industries Inc., got a ray of hope Friday with the announcement by State Sen. Robert C. Jubelirer, R-Fulton, that Fulton County would soon have a $200,000 state grant to open a career center that might help them find new jobs. The center is expected to open in early November if a site can be found. It will offer furloughed workers help with job searches, education and retraining, according to a release from Jubelirer's office.
January 16, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc. broke ground Wednesday for a four-phase, $12 million expansion that will bring the aerial lift manufacturer's workforce to more than 2,200 in Fulton County and one that will put the company on firmer footing in international markets. The ground-breaking ceremony, led by Thomas Hagen, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, will prove that American companies can "continue to manufacture and distribute world-class products to just about every continent of the globe," said L. David Black, JLG chief executive officer.
April 26, 2009
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, has expanded its offering of compact telehandlers with two new models. The JLG 619A and JLG 723A will be sold for use in landscaping, construction and agricultural projects. The 619A provides nearly 6,000 pounds of capacity at a maximum reach height of 19 feet, while the 723A allows nearly 7,000 pounds at a height of 23 feet. Both models are equipped with all-wheel steering. The models have a premium cab and are designed with single-joystick control, which combines smoother and more precise control with the speed needed for peak performance when picking or placing loads.
June 15, 2005
firstname.lastname@example.org HUSTONTOWN, Pa. - A single-vehicle accident on South Madden Road claimed the life of Ben David Knepper, 27, of Drifting Lane Monday, Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg, Pa., said Tuesday. The accident occurred at 3:10 p.m. According to police, Knepper was traveling south on the road about a mile north of Pa. 475 when he lost control of his car on the wet road and hit a tree. He was wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.