To support increased production of aerial lifts, scissor lifts and telehandlers, JLG added 60,000 square feet of new manufacturing space at its Jefferson, Tennessee plant, as well as additional lines at plants in the company in Bedford and McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, and its manufacturing plant in Leon, Mexico.
“We pursued a number of initiatives to establish a more agile and stable business model to support long-term sustainable growth,” said Frank Nerenhausen, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of JLG Industries. “The investment in additional manufacturing space and technology-rich manufacturing lines demonstrates our commitment to meeting customer needs in today’s dynamic market.”
The company says changes to manufacturing facilities and processes have been driven by record backlogs, inflationary pressures, labor constraints, supply chain disruptions and new digital technologies.
“Expanding and integrating new cutting-edge technologies into our factories will allow us to optimize operational capacity to better absorb peaks in demand, while improving worker safety and flow management,” Nerenhausen said. “We are investing in connected and autonomous solutions that will facilitate our business relationships.”
In the future, customers will be able to track a machine from order to end of life, providing insight into the actual usage and return on investment of each unit.
“We are committed to providing the most holistic and seamless customer experience possible to improve customer satisfaction and improve the value stream of JLG products in the future,” added Nerenhausen.
The new Tennessee plant and additional manufacturing lines in Pennsylvania and Mexico are operational and reaching full capacity.