JLG To Reopen Orrville
Posted on February 15, 2006
JLG Industries, Inc. said it plans to reopen the company's 340,000 sq. ft. facility in Orrville, Ohio, which was closed during the last business downturn in 2003. Telehandler product engineering and certain component manufacturing operations currently located at the recently sold New Philadelphia, Ohio facility will be relocated to Orrville facility. In addition, North American service parts distribution operations, currently located in McConnellsburg, Pa., will also be moved to Orrville. The relocation of the service parts distribution operations will create additional manufacturing space in the McConnellsburg facility needed for the previously announced alliance with Caterpillar Inc. and with increases for other JLG products. JLG expects to invest approximately $11 million of capital in this operation.
Bill Lasky, JLG chairman, president and chief executive officer said, “along with reopening our Sunnyside facility in Bedford, Pa., the sale of the facility in New Philadelphia and the capacity investments we are making, by the end of this fiscal year, we will have the capacity to support more than 50 percent higher production with the same basic manufacturing footprint we had at the end of the previous year."