JLG Industries, Inc. announced that Sky Trak telehandler production has begun at the JLG manufacturing facility in McConnellsburg, PA. These units were formerly produced at the OmniQuip facility in Port Washington, WI.
"We are pleased and excited that our integration process is ahead of schedule," said Peter Bonafede, senior vice president of manufacturing. "In less than two months following the acquisition of the OmniQuip operations, we have successfully completed the groundwork for additional assembly lines in our McConnellsburg facility. The last Sky Trak machine came off the assembly line at the Port Washington facility on September 17. Production of the Sky Trak units at the McConnellsburg facility began on September 25 – ahead of schedule. This puts us in a prime position to complete the transfer of telehandler production, including Sky Trak, Lull and military-specific models, from the Port Washington facility by the end of January 2004."
Sky Trak is the most widely purchased brand of telehandlers sold in North America. The Legacy Model 6036 telehandler – the first Sky Trak model assembled at McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania – has a 6,000 lb. (2,700 kg) lift capacity with a 36-ft. (11 m) maximum lift height.