JLG Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, is pleased to announce that its parent company Oshkosh Corporation, (NYSE:OSK), a 100 Year Strong leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, will be ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Founded May 1, 1917, this historic bell ringing celebrates 100 Years of Making a Difference in people's lives.
The bell ringing will take place at 4:00 PM EDT on May 4 and will be highlighted across the Company's website and social media outlets. The day will be accentuated with a product display outside the main NYSE entrance on Broad Street showcasing the strength and diversity of the Oshkosh Corporation family and its market-leading offerings in the fire apparatus, tactical wheeled defense vehicle, aerial work platform and concrete mixer vehicle industries, just to name just a few.
To join in the excitement, please visit the Company's 100 Years Strong website after the event for photos and videos.
“As we celebrate 100 Years Strong, we're honored to ring the closing bell on the World's most famous trading platform, the New York Stock Exchange. We're proud and humble that our company truly makes a difference in people's lives; building on a foundation that began 100 years ago,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer.
Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 by William Besserdich and B.A. Mosling. The founders developed two key innovations to help improve vehicle mobility over difficult roads and gave people the courage and confidence to drive to places they didn't think were possible. The first patent was a transfer case that transfers power from the front axle to the rear. The second patent improved the steering and drive capacity of the front axle. Travel on uneven terrain became much easier as a result.
Since that time, Oshkosh Corporation has grown in size, capabilities and footprint. Products in the Oshkosh Corporation family of brands respond to emergencies, save lives, help others reach new heights and serve the world around us. Brands under the Oshkosh umbrellas include the industry-leading JLG access equipment segment brand.
For more information about JLG access equipment or the company's history in manufacturing industry-leading access products, please visit www.jlg.com today.