o Innovative New Product Wins NECA 2008 Show Stopper Award
McConnellsburg, Pa. - February 5, 2009 - JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, was awarded the Show Stopper Award at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) 2008 Convention and Trade Show for its LiftPod® personal and portable lift.
The JLG LiftPod is the first portable aerial work platform designed to replace the ladder. The award was given because of the LiftPod's unique design and ability to improve contractor and maintenance worker performance. Its lightweight and portable design makes the LiftPod easily mobile around the job site and convenient for stowage in a pick-up truck, van or SUV.
The innovative LiftPod was selected the winner from nearly 300 exhibitors at NECA 2008, and continues to prove across multiple industries that it is a unique, high-quality product that can change the way contractors and maintenance professionals do their jobs.
In addition to receiving the Show Stopper Award, the LiftPod has been honored with a number of other awards, including:
o Rental Equipment Register's Innovative Product Awards - Grand Winner
o Lift & Access's Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Access Platform (LLEAP) Awards - Gold Winner, Aerial Lifts
o Building Operating Management's Readers' Choice Award
o Construction Equipment's Top 100 Products Awards - Lifting and Material Handling
o Plant Engineering's Products of the Year - Finalist
"These awards have reconfirmed our confidence that industry professionals are looking for a more stable alternative to the ladder, while retaining the portability and convenience they're accustomed to," said Jeff Ford, JLG Industries senior manager of marketing communications.
The LiftPod reaches a 14-foot working height and is operated using a common 18-volt drill or optional power pack. At 25 percent the cost and weight of traditional work platforms, the LiftPod is a lightweight tool that can be used for a number of maintenance and repair jobs in almost any building type.
To learn more about the JLG LiftPod, please go online at www.liftpod.com or contact 1-877 2-LIFTPOD (1-877-254-3876).
About JLG Industries, Inc.
JLG Industries, Inc. is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company's diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak, and Lull telehandlers; and an array of complementary services and accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., log onto the company website: www.jlg.com
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE:OSK] is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline(TM), SMIT(TM), Geesink(TM), Norba(TM), Kiggen(TM), CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount.
For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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