McConnellsburg, Pa.-based JLG Industries, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corp., was recently presented an award from Letterkenny Army Depot. Col. Robert Swenson, Letterkenny depot commander presented the award to Peter Bonafede Jr., JLG senior vice president of manufacturing and global supply chain, in appreciation to JLG for sharing lean manufacturing practices and allowing Letterkenny personnel to visit its manufacturing facilities over the past three years.
Letterkenny has implemented many of JLG’s best practices and is a two-time Shingo Prize Recipient of the Public Sector Award. This award recently recognized Letterkenny for not only saving the American taxpayers’ money, but increasing the quality of Humvees.
“We look forward to sharing further synergies,” said Col. Swenson. “Lean practices result in a quality product provided to our Warfighter more quickly and at reduced costs.” Symbolic of this was the armor plate that Col. Swenson presented to Bonafede, which was taken from a Humvee that returned from Iraq.
JLG Industries is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes brands such as JLG aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak, Lull and Gradall telehandlers; and an array of complementary services and accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products.