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.
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