JLG Forklift Parts - In the late 1960's John L. Grove, with his wife Cora started out on a cross country voyage in their RV. Recently retired, after spending several years working with his brother to develop their crane company into an market 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 equipment was the end result of a road trip.
While on their journey, John spent time conversing with previous business contacts whom the Groves stopped to visit along the way. These conversations combined with a tragic incident-two workers being electrocuted on scaffolding when the Groves were going to the Hoover Dam- John uncovered a substantial market for a product that could swiftly and securely elevate individuals in the air to accomplish maintenance and other building functions.
Upon returning from their travels, John formed a joint venture with two friends and acquired a metal fabricating business in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1970, starting operations with a crew of twenty staff, they manufactured and sold the first JLG aerial work platform. The business incorporates many of the basic design essentials of that original lift into current models.
JLG lift trucks have come a long way from the time when Mr. John L. Grove came back to town from his cross-country road trip and since the first aerial work platform debuted on the market. Nowadays, the company proudly continues to expand itself into different markets globally and develops new products to make sure clients are capable of being more efficient and perform in the workplace within a safer environment.
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