JLG Industries

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JLG Industries, Inc.
Type Public via parent company, Oshkosh Corporation
Traded as NYSEOSK
Industry Access Equipment
Founded 1969
Headquarters McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Key people Frank Nerenhausen, President
Products Aerial Work Platforms and Telehandlers
Website http://www.jlg.com/

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, is an American designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment (aerial work platforms and telehandlers). The company’s products extend beyond its own well-known brand of AWPs and telehandlers to SkyTrak® and Lull® telehandlers; TRIPLE-L® trailers, LiftPod®, and a growing line of JLG® vertical and mobile stock picking lifts for material handling applications.

History[edit]

Founded in 1969, John L. Grove formed a partnership with two close friends and bought a small metal fabrication business in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. With a crew of 20 workers, they built and sold the first JLG aerial work platform in 1970. Many of the basic design elements of that original lift are still being incorporated into products today. Since becoming part of the Oshkosh Corporation Company in late 2006, JLG has seen three appointed presidents. Craig E. Paylor was named president in 2006. Paylor was with JLG since 1978 and held roles primarily in the areas of sales, marketing and business development. During his nearly 30 years with JLG, the company grew from a $25 million company to over the $3 billion mark.[1] Upon Paylor's retirement in 2010, Wilson Jones took his place. Jones was an Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh's Fire and Emergency segment. On August 1, 2012, Wilson Jones was promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO) of Oshkosh Corporation. Succeeding Jones was Frank Nerenhausen, who is the current president of JLG and remains an Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president. Prior to joining JLG, Nerenhausen served as Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Commercial segment and McNeilus. Nerenhausen brings 26 years of experience in key executive sales and finance positions with Oshkosh Corporation to JLG.[2]


Markets[edit]

The network of JLG distributors reaches the industrial, commercial, institutional and construction markets worldwide.

Locations[edit]

With five manufacturing facilities in the United States in addition to 4 worldwide, one at Maasmechelen in Belgium, one at Fauillet in France, one at Medias in Romania and one at Tianjin in P.R.China [3] and sales and service support across six continents. JLG’s sales presence spans the globe in locations such as Latin America, England, Sweden, Canada, Spain, Glasgow, Poland, Russia, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Australia, France, Hong Kong, China and the United States.

Products[edit]

JLG scissor lift

Aerial Work Platforms

  • Electric boom lifts and Engine powered boom lifts
    • JLG® electric-powered and engine-powered aerial work platforms are designed for a variety of job sites, such as steel mills and chemical plants, airports, convention centers, shipyards and heavy construction. There are models with lift heights ranging from 30 feet to 150 feet. JLG’s exclusive QuikStik® boom design delivers fast cycle speeds - 115 seconds from ground to elevation. In addition, JLG Ultra Series boom lifts come with the only oscillating axle in their boom class, providing enhanced mobility. The Ultra Booms also have full-time four-wheel drive for superior traction. In 2011, JLG introduced the award-winning  1500SJ, which is the first straight boom lift that takes workers to 150 feet without an oversized load permit (over weight permit is required for highway transportation).[4]
  • Scissor lifts
    • JLG scissor lifts are available as both electric and engine-powered. The electric-powered scissor lifts can be used both indoors and outside whereas the engine-powered lifts are used on rough terrain and applications that require more workspace and lifting capacity. JLG introduced its first scissor lift in 1973, and in 1979, scissor lift production began in JLG’s Bedford, PA location. In 2001, JLG’s 100,000th scissor lift came off the assembly line in Bedford, PA.
  • Mast booms
  • Combustion powered scissor lifts
  • Towable & trailer mounted booms
  • Vertical mast
  • Personal portable lifts (LiftPod)

Telehandlers: JLG, Lull and SkyTrak

JLG offers three brands of commercial telescopic handlers: JLG®,  SkyTrak® and Lull®, which feature all-wheel steering, including two-wheel, four-wheel circle and four-wheel crab to meet various maneuverability requirements. Lull® telehandlers have a unique precision placement system. JLG telehandlers have capacities from 5,500 to 12,000 pounds and heights up to 55 feet. The telehandlers come with a wide variety of attachments to assist with challenges on the job site. JLG telehandlers feature Tier 4i engines, which meet the EPA’s Tier 4 emission standards for nonroad diesel engines.[5] These standards allow for a higher level of fuel efficiency and a reduced impact on the environment. JLG acquired SkyTrak and Lull in 2003.


Military Telehandlers

  • ATLAS
  • ATLAS II
  • MMV

Drop-deck Trailers: (Triple-L trailers)

  • Utility
  • Flatbed
  • Enclosed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rental Management magazine, April 2008
  2. ^ [1] Associated Equipment Dealers, June 2012.
  3. ^ [2] "JLG Company Locations," JLG corporate site. Retrieved on July 26, 2013.
  4. ^ [3] "Lift and Access Awards JLG’s 1500SJ Gold LLEAP Award," Rental Equipment Register, Nov. 16, 2011.
  5. ^ [4] "Nonroad Diesel Engines," EPA Nonroad Engines, Equipment, and Vehicles. Retrieved on July 26, 2013.
  • Lute, Gerald. (2006) The Life and Legacy of John L. Grove Buchanan Trail Publishing Company.
  • Grant, James H. (2010), "The Gradall A Story of American Ingenuity," JHG Partners, New Philadelphia, Ohio, ISBN 978-0-692-00667-2

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