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Larger bay accommodates more machines and increased number of participants; Proving Grounds provides hands-on experience

McConnellsburg, Pa. — March 6, 2014 — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a global leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, will soon welcome customers and JLG equipment owners to its expanded customer training center in McConnellsburg, Pa. The $2.5 million, 15,000-square-foot center, due to open this summer, features a new, significantly larger, bay for hands-on training and a ground course for hands-on driving and operating skills.

“The customer training center will be a world-class facility where we can engage with our customers from all over the world, provide training and education, and share best practices for the lift and access industry,” said Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of JLG Industries. “We want to help customers get the most out of their investments in JLG equipment and services to help them improve their business performance.”

“We have increased the size of our bay by 7,500 square feet, allowing us to train several classes at the same time,” said Rick Smith, JLG Industries senior director of product training. “But more importantly, we can now accommodate up to four large pieces of equipment in that space, increasing opportunities for hands-on training.

“But what is just as exciting are plans for what we’re calling the Proving Ground, which will be located behind the new center,” said Smith. “This six-acre tract of land will include obstacle courses and proving grounds designed to train participants in the operation of JLG equipment.”

According to Smith, the Proving Ground will simulate a working construction site. Attendees will be assigned loads to move and obstacles and hazards to maneuver around and over, including slopes, grades, and telephone poles with simulated power lines. The goal of the standard-setting training is to help participants master equipment operation as they learn to overcome some of the more difficult challenges encountered on jobsites. Construction of the Proving Ground begins in March.

The expanded indoor space will include upgrades to existing classrooms, featuring improved media and sound equipment. In addition, visitors will also be able to enjoy the new break area, featuring food and drink service.

To learn more about training opportunities available at JLG, visit
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美国捷尔杰有限公司是全球领先的高空作业设备设计商、制造商和销售商。公司拥有众多知名品牌,其中包括 JLG® 高空作业平台;JLG、SkyTrak® 和 Lull® 伸缩臂叉装车;以及一系列有助于提高产品实用性和工作效率的附属配件。捷尔杰有限公司是美国豪士科集团[纽约证交所:OSK]旗下公司。 

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