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JLG Industries to expand production capacity in Tennessee

By Stephen Elliott

May 21, 2023

JLG IndustriesJLG Industries increases production capacity, McConnellsburg, Pa., an Oshkosh Corp. company, is expanding its manufacturing footprint at the 500,000 sq.-ft. Oshkosh facility in Jefferson City, Tenn. The move supports increased production of the SkyTrak® telehandler line and advances JLG toward its target of adding strategic production capacity to enable accelerated growth into the agriculture sector and expand the company’s mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) volume at its Pennsylvania facilities. 

“Telehandler demand continues to grow,” said Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh Corp. executive vice president and president, JLG Industries. “We will invest approximately $120 million in our Tennessee facility over the next two years to increase SkyTrak manufacturing by at least 50 percent. Growing our operational capacity in Jefferson City will enable a ramp-up in production to meet the needs of our customers today and into the future.” 

Planned updates at the Tennessee plant include incorporating industry 4.0 manufacturing technology. 

“Our investments will not only boost capacity to meet the rapidly rising demand for our products in a relatively short amount of time, but also automates the way we fabricate and build JLG equipment,” Nerenhausen said.