JLG Forklift Part - After retiring in the late 1960's, John L. Grove started out on a cross country RV voyage. After spending many years establishing his family built crane company with his brother, John had no idea that this journey would bring about the rise of JLG Industries, Inc. The world leader of mobile aerial work platforms and precision material handling technologies was the end result of a road trip.
During their trip, John reacquainted himself with past business acquaintances along the way. In combination with these conversations and a noteworthy event; two workers had been unfortunately electrocuted on scaffolding when the Groves were passing through the Hoover Dam. John uncovered a substantial market for a product that could swiftly and safely elevate people in the air to accomplish maintenance and other construction functions.
Upon returning from their travels, John established a partnership with two friends and bought a metal fabricating business in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1970, starting operations with a crew of twenty workers, they manufactured and sold the first JLG aerial work platform. The business incorporates many of the basic design elements of that original lift into current versions.
Since then, JLG Forklifts have come a great distance from when Mr. John L. Grove returned from his fatefull cross-country trip and since the first JLG aerial platform entered the market. As of today, the business has extended itself into several global markets and continues to cultivate innovative machines to ensure that customers are able to become safer and more efficient within their workplace.
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