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By DON AINES | September 6, 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 220 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.
By DON AINES | August 1, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG Industries began layoffs Thursday at its McConnellsburg facility and other sites that will reduce its worldwide employment by about 13 percent over the next two months, according to a company official. Kirsten Skyba, vice president for global marketing, would not say how many workers were being laid off Thursday at the McConnellsburg plant, but said about 600 of the company's 4,500 employees worldwide would be affected by job cuts between now and the end of September.
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.
December 5, 2006
McCONNELLSBURG, PA. - The merger between JLG Industries Inc. and Oshkosh Truck Corp. is planned to occur Wednesday, corporate officials said in a news release. JLG shareholders have approved the agreement, which was announced in October. Oshkosh, a Wisconsin-based vehicle manufacturer, previously said the acquisition comes as part of a $3.2 billion cash deal. The McConnellsburg manufacturing site of JLG, a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, employs about 2,000 people.
by JENNIFER FITCH | October 17, 2006
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The Wisconsin-based vehicle manufacturer that bought Jerr-Dan Corp. in 2004 on Monday officially announced plans to acquire JLG Industries in a $3.2 billion cash deal that a spokeswoman promised won't affect most area workers. Oshkosh Truck Corp. officials said they anticipate JLG, a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, will represent 40 percent of combined sales and income by 2008. The 37-year-old McConnellsburg manufacturing site employs about 2,000 people, JLG Corporate Communications Director Michelle Hards said.
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.
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.
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.
October 16, 2006
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Oshkosh Truck Corp., which manufactures a wide range of military and nonmilitary vehicles, plans to acquire JLG Industries Inc., a maker of aerial work platforms, booms and related devices, in a deal worth about $3 billion, a newspaper reported Sunday. The acquisition positions Oshkosh Truck, based in Oshkosh, Wis., to benefit from a global boom in nonresidential construction, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site. Products of JLG, based in McConnellsburg, Pa., include equipment that lifts workers and heavy materials several stories.
October 17, 2006
What's new: Oshkosh Truck Corp. of Wisconsin on Monday officially announced it signed an agreement to acquire global access equipment leader JLG Industries Inc. for $3.2 billion. JLG maintains executive offices in Hagerstown and manufacturing sites in McConnellsburg and Shippensburg in Pennsylvania. What's next: The deal is expected to create a $6 billion manufacturer of specialty vehicles. The acquisition, subject to closing conditions, might create limited job shifting due to duplication, but will not mean changes for the vast majority of workers, an Oshkosh spokeswoman said.
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