JLG to Recall 60 Employees

Sixty employees laid off from JLG Industries in McConnellsburg, Pa., will get their jobs back this fall thanks to the manufacturer’s latest multimillion-dollar contract with the U.S. Army, according to a report in The Herald-Mail.

The company has received an order from the United States Army to rebuild 500 All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) telehandlers and 300 other rough-terrain forklifts. Valued at $76.9 million, this contract has a final delivery date of April 2014. The company received another order from the U.S. Army in April valued at $33.7 million.

The slow economy and decreased demand have forced more than 1,000 layoffs in recent months. The Herald-Mail reports that the first 60 production employees will be recalled starting in mid-August, and recalls will continue through September.