JLG Industries Opens its Newest ServicePLUS Location in Georgia

Fri November 24, 2006 - Southeast Edition
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JLG Industries has opened its third ServicePLUS location in Kennesaw, Ga.

Dubbed the “Garage Mahal” by some of its customers, ServicePLUS provides equipment repair, maintenance and reconditioning, equipment inspections, mobile service and training on all JLG manufactured products as well as those of competing manufacturers. This expansion supports the company’s long-term strategy to expand its after-market business.

The facility has 20 repair bays and sits on 13 paved acres.

“We are very excited about the continuing expansion of ServicePLUS, which serves to increase the convenience and availability of our various service offerings,” said Joe Dixon, president of JLG Equipment Services Inc. “Our technical expertise allows us to provide our customers with a reliable and cost effective way to extend the useful life of their equipment and maximize the value of their investment.”

The Georgia location is strategic in serving customers in the southeast region of the United States, which includes the area in between Orlando, Fla.; Gulfport, Miss.; the Carolinas and the Atlantic Ocean.

It currently services the area with four service trucks, but Southeast General Manager Jim Marion said a fifth will be added before the year’s end.

Approximately 20 people staff the new location.

ServicePLUS has two other service center locations in Houston, Texas, and McConnellsburg, Pa., serving the South Central and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country, respectively. The company anticipates opening additional locations in the future in support of its strategy to generate at least 35 percent of consolidated operating profit from activities other than new machine sales.

For more information, visit www.jlg.com.