JLG Industries last week announced plans to relocate its ServicePlus Mid-Atlantic operation from McConnellsburg, Pa., to a larger facility in Benford, Pa. The move will provide additional capacity to meet increased demand for reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair. JLG expects to open the facility in June.
“We’re extremely pleased that strong customer demand for ServicePlus has driven the need to expand our operations,” said JLG ServicePlus president Joe Dixon.
Jeff Rush will manage the facility as newly appointed director of operations for ServicePlus Mid-Atlantic.
In other JLG news, the company said its 20-year strategic alliance agreement to design and build a Cat-branded telehandler line for Caterpillar dealers is proceeding on schedule. In July and October 2006, Cat telehandlers began shipping to Caterpillar dealers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East from Belgium; and to North and South American dealers from McConnellsburg.
“The October shipments for the Americas, when coupled with the European redesign and shipments of the B-series, marked significant milestones for the alliance,” said Craig Paylor, senior vice president of marketing for JLG. “Development of a completely new Cat telehandler product designed specifically for the Americas market was the top priority at JLG. We were pleased that the production for both the B-Series and the TL-Series telehandlers began ahead of plan.”
“We’re very pleased with the progress of our strategic alliance with JLG,” added Ed Rapp, vice president of Caterpillar’s Building Construction Products Division.
JLG, the world’s leading supplier of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, is a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corp.