JLG Expands Manufacturing

Posted on January 11, 2006

JLG Industries, Inc. has announced the reopening of its 130,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Bedford, Pa. The facility will be used to consolidate all manufacturing, sales, marketing, engineering and administrative functions of the company's Commercial Solutions Group (CSG) that focuses on the commercial and industrial markets channels for access equipment. JLG also announced plans to construct a new 35,000 sq. ft. R&D facility at its McConnellsburg, Pa., headquarters to further enhance the development of new and improved products and accessories that will continue meet to customer needs.

"The reopening of our Sunnyside Road facility is consistent with the organizational alignments we announced previously," said Bill Lasky, chairman, president and CEO. "The CSG is a key element to diversifying our channels to market, one of our principal strategic goals. And with our new R&D facility, we will continue our legacy of product innovation and development. These investments in additional capacity and the associated reconfigurations at our existing facilities will increase our overall manufacturing capacity, further optimize our facility utilization and position us to more effectively satisfy rising customer demand."