JLG Forklift Part - In the late 1960's John L. Grove, with his wife Cora set out on a cross country excursion in their RV. Newly retired, after spending numerous years working with his brother to build their crane company into an industry leader, John had no idea that momentous trip would allow JLG Industries, Inc to emerge. The world leader of mobile aerial work platforms and precision materials handling technologies was the end consequence of a road expedition.
During their trip, John reacquainted himself with former business connections along the way. In combination with these conversations and a significant event; two workers were unfortunately electrocuted on scaffolding when the Groves were passing through the Hoover Dam. John discovered a vast market for a product that could promptly and safely elevate individuals in the air to accomplish upkeep and other building functions.
Upon returning from their travels, John established a joint venture with two friends and acquired a metal fabrication company in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1970, starting operations with a crew of twenty personnel, they designed and sold the first JLG aerial work platform. The company incorporates many of the simple design essentials of that original lift into existing versions.
Since then, JLG Forklifts have come a long way from when Mr. John L. Grove returned from his fatefull cross-country journey and since the first JLG aerial platform entered the market. As of today, the company has extended itself into quite a few global markets and continues to develop new machines to ensure that customers are able to become safer and more well-organized within their workplace.
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