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 are a partner in our customer’s success, reaching out worldwide to enable performance, boost productivity, ensure uptime and support forward progress.
Sustainability at JLG
JLG has long been a pioneer in producing environmentally friendly lift and access equipment. We also continually seek out and embrace ways we can be more sustainable in every aspect of our operation. Sustainability guides our responsibility to the environment and to our customers, who demand green solutions.
At parent company Oshkosh, sustainability drives responsible manufacturing, careful resource management and environmentally sound products and services. As an Oshkosh company, we continue to lead the way in making innovative products that meet our customers’ needs for energy-efficient solutions and reduce impact on the environment.
The JLG Story: Reaching Out Since 1969
JLG has been Reaching Out to meet your highest challenges since the very beginning when founder, John L. Grove, set out to resolve a growing concern in the construction industry.
After Grove left a successful crane manufacturing company that he co-founded, he learned of a pressing need for a machine that could safely and quickly lift workers in the air to perform construction and maintenance functions.
He focused his energy on this challenge by starting JLG Industries, Inc. in 1969. With a crew of just 20 workers and a small metal fabrication shop in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, the first JLG aerial work platform was sold in 1970.
When Grove passed away in 2003, he left behind a legacy – a company that continues to expand into other global markets, developing innovative products and reaching out to help customers be more productive and work more safely.