McCONNELLSBURG, Pa.--JLG Industries Inc. and its parent company, Oshkosh Corp., broke ground for a new manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China. The new facility is another step in Oshkosh Corp.’s strategic business initiatives to meet the demands of a global economy and the growing demand for aerial work platforms in the Chinese and Asian markets. The facility will produce JLG access equipment specifically for the Asian market. JLG currently has manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Dakota, and in Maasmechelen, Belgium, Tonneins, France and Medias, Romania.
“This new Tianjin facility is a major milestone in our global business expansion and operations strategy,” says Craig E. Paylor, Oshkosh’s executive vice president and president of JLG Industries. “We have chosen to expand in China because we believe the Asian market holds tremendous long-term potential for our access equipment. In many respects, our Asian customers are just beginning to see the tremendous value that access equipment can provide in construction, manufacturing, maintenance, industrial and shipyard applications.”
As part of its on-going social out-reach program in China, the company donated two JLG telehandlers to help local officials in the rebuilding in Wenchuan County, which was tragically impacted by the major earthquake that occurred in May in Sichuan Province.