JLG Industries, Inc. has been earning customer confidence and trust through innovation since 1969. Our customers are our greatest priority, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to understanding their challenges.
As the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of access equipment, JLG products and personnel can be found all over the world, going above and beyond to support customers. We deliver the powerful, versatile equipment they need, along with unsurpassed training and service, because we have a responsibility to be more than a manufacturing company. We’re a partner in our customers’ success, reaching out worldwide to enable performance, boost productivity, ensure uptime and support forward progress.
JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation Company [NYSE: OSK].
Through leadership, teamwork and dedication, we provide world-class excellence in quality, service and delivery to our distributors and customers, while delivering opportunities and enrichment for our employees and superior performance for our shareholders.
Our story begins when our company founder, John L. Grove, left a successful crane manufacturing company that he co-founded. To enjoy some time off, he and his wife traveled across the U.S., visiting major landmarks, including the under-construction Hoover Dam. It was there that Grove learned of a pressing need for a machine that could lift workers into the air safely and efficiently.
When he returned from his trip, Grove rallied a small group of people around his big idea: there had to be a safer way to work at height. So, keeping workers’ needs at the top of his mind, he set out to resolve this growing concern in the construction industry. With a crew of just 20 workers at a small metal fabrication shop in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, he conceptualized, built and sold the first JLG aerial work platform in 1970, which started our company and pioneered the access industry.
Today, that pioneering spirit still drives us to redefine what it means to be productive and safe at height. Through customer-inspired innovation and the exploration of new technologies, we’re advancing our industry on job sites around the world. And we do it all with people in mind, creating solutions that protect, elevate and empower our customers to do their jobs.
When Grove passed away in 2003, he left behind a legacy—one that’s centered around a constant desire to keep people safe. This principle is still central to our company as we continue to expand into global markets, develop cutting-edge products and bring a fresh perspective to the worksite of the future.