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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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2009
MCCONNELLSBURG, PA. -- Oshkosh Corp.'s latest contract with the U.S. Army for bomb-resistant military trucks will extend production of the vehicles into May 2010, the corporation recently announced in a news release. An additional 400 MRAP all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs) adds $175 million onto military orders, which now total $3.3 billion for 6,619 M-ATVs, the news release stated. Oshkosh Corp. produces M-ATVs in a Wisconsin plant and at the JLG plant in Fulton County, Pa. Oshkosh Corp.
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.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | June 10, 2004
GREENCASTLE, PA. waynesboro@herald-mail.com Oshkosh Truck Corp., a Wisconsin truck and truck body manufacturer, is buying Jerr-Dan Corp. from an affiliate of Littlejohn & Co. for $80 million, an Oshkosh spokeswoman said Wednesday. Jerr-Dan, based south of Greencastle, produces vehicle towing and recovery equipment. The company had sales of more than $100 million last year. An Oshkosh spokeswoman said the company hopes to see expansion of Jerr-Dan as a result of the acquisition, but would not predict how much.
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
By JENNIFER FITCH | 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.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 23, 2009
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG Industries has enabled the military to put new mine-resistant ambush protected all-terrain vehicles on the ground in Afghanistan as early as late September, exceeding the expectations of Marine Corps Systems Command Commander Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan. Following a tour of JLG Industries in McConnellsburg, the general said Wednesday he is "thrilled" with the expeditious and enthusiastic work that will equip the theater with tactical vehicles. "This has been done in an amazing amount of time," he said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | May 15, 2009
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG Industries continued reducing its work force this week, despite recently securing a multimillion-dollar government contract. The manufacturing company laid off 100 administrative and production employees this week -- including some at its plant in Fulton County --  bringing its total labor reduction to 45 percent in North America, said Ann Stawski, vice president of marketing for Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp., JLG's parent company. The company does not release the number of layoffs at specific plants, she said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 5, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- A continuing slump in the market for construction equipment is the reason JLG Industries will cut 220 positions in North America next month, according to company officials. Last week, JLG announced layoffs affecting 200 people in its McConnellsburg, Bedford and Shippensburg facilities in Pennsylvania, along with plants in Orrville, Ohio, and Oakes, N.D., Vice President for Global Marketing Kirsten Skyba said Friday. The new round of reductions will take effect Oct. 3 and are considered "indefinite" in that they could be permanent unless and until market conditions change, Skyba said.
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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.
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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
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.
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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | 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.
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.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 20, 2010
FULTON COUNTY, PA. -- A charitable foundation of the Oshkosh Corp. donated thousands of dollars last week to local organizations in the home communities of is subsidiary, JLG Industries. The United Way of Shippensburg, Pa., the Fulton County Food Basket and the Fulton County Catholic Mission were three of eight organizations that received money from the Oshkosh Corp. Foundation. United Way of Washington County, Md., also received money. Oshkosh contributed $75,000 to JLG's home communities, according to a company press release.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2009
MCCONNELLSBURG, PA. -- Oshkosh Corp.'s latest contract with the U.S. Army for bomb-resistant military trucks will extend production of the vehicles into May 2010, the corporation recently announced in a news release. An additional 400 MRAP all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs) adds $175 million onto military orders, which now total $3.3 billion for 6,619 M-ATVs, the news release stated. Oshkosh Corp. produces M-ATVs in a Wisconsin plant and at the JLG plant in Fulton County, Pa. Oshkosh Corp.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 11, 2009
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG's parent company announced Wednesday that it received a fifth U.S. Army contract for bomb-resistant military trucks. The new, $438 million award adds 1,000 M-ATVs to the demand already announced, according to a news release from Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. The total contract now exceeds $3.2 billion for 6,219 M-ATVs, the news release stated. The work has been divided between plants in Wisconsin and Fulton County, Pa. Production will be ramped up to 500 M-ATVs a month at each facility starting in December, corporate officials previously said.
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