JLG's Century-Old Parent, Oshkosh Corp., to Ring Bell at NYSE May 4 | Construction News

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JLG Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, has announced that its century-old parent company, Oshkosh Corporation, will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

The company, founded May 1, 1917, will ring the bell to celebrate 100 years of making a difference in people’s lives.

The bell ringing will take place at 4:00 PM EDT on May 4. It will be highlighted across the company’s website and social media outlets.

The day will be accentuated with a product display outside the main NYSE entrance on Broad Street showcasing the strength and diversity of the Oshkosh Corporation family and its market-leading offerings in the fire-apparatus, tactical-wheeled-defense-vehicle, aerial-work-platform, concrete-mixer-vehicle, and other industries. 

After the event, photos and videos will be available at the company's 100 Years Strong website.

“As we celebrate 100 Years Strong, we’re honored to ring the closing bell on the world’s most famous trading platform, the New York Stock Exchange," said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and CEO. "We’re proud and humble that our company truly makes a difference in people’s lives; building on a foundation that began 100 years ago,”

Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 by William Besserdich and B.A. Mosling. The founders developed two key innovations to help improve vehicle mobility over difficult roads and gave people the courage and confidence to drive to places they didn’t think were possible.

The first patent was a transfer case that transmits power from the front axle to the rear. The second patent improved the steering and drive capacity of the front axle. Travel on uneven terrain became much easier as a result.

Since that time, Oshkosh Corporation has grown in size, capabilities and footprint. Products in the Oshkosh Corporation family of brands respond to emergencies, save lives, help reach new heights, and serve the world around us. One of the Oshkosh brands is JLG access equipment.