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JLG STORY AND TIMELINE
The largest producer of telehandlers in North America is JLG INDUSTRIES located in McConnellsburg, PA.
The history of the company-timeline is as follows:
JLG was founded in 1969.
Early in 1970 the first aerial work platforms were produced which changed the way the world works.
In 1973 the first scissor lift was introduced.
In 1977 JLG expands to Europe; open a facility in the United Kingdom.
In 1979 scissor lift manufacturing begins in PA.
In 1981 oscillating axles were introduced as an option for a boom and scissor lift.
In 1983 JLG opens an Australian operation.
In 1986 the 10000th boom lift comes off the line in McConnellsburg, PA.
In 1988 JLG introduces extended a reach technology for platform placement.
In 1996 JLG introduces the vertical platform and 21 other new products.
In 1998 JLG’s 50000th scissor lift comes off the line in Bedford, PA.
In 1999 JLG reaches 100000 lifts and counting. JLG acquires Gradall which brings them into the telehandler business. JLG expands their Shippensburg, PA facility.
In 2002 JLG opens a manufacturing facility in Belgium. JLG expands its telehandler line.
In 2003 JLG acquires Lull, Skytrak, and military design telehandlers.
In 2005 JLG enters into a global alliance with CAT.
In 2006 JLG opens a facility in Atlanta GA. JLG is acquired by Oshkosh Truck.
In 2008 JLG breaks ground on a new manufacturing facility in China.
In 2010 and beyond-JLG is the leader in the telehandler business commanding a 70% market share. They continue to produce the Lull, Skytrak, and JLG lines of telehandlers..