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JLG to Close Orrville Manufacturing
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:58pm
Hagerstown, MD — January 26, 2017 — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, today announced it will close its telehandler assembly lines at the company’s Orrville, Ohio plant by September 30, 2017, transferring production to its Pennsylvania-based facilities. The current JLG telehandler offering in North America will remain unchanged, with engineering services in Orrville continuing normal operations.
“As part of our simplification strategy, we have evaluated our global manufacturing footprint to ensure our operations are optimized,” said Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh Executive Vice President and President Access Division. “This planned action will allow us to improve performance to maintain our position as an access equipment leader around the globe.”
These proposed changes may affect up to 279 employees at the Orrville facility. Team members are being given 8 months’ notice of this impending change. We anticipate this facility to remain operational through its planned closure date. Relocation options for affected employees to other JLG facilities will be considered where possible with severance packages offered to those for whom a redundancy cannot be avoided.
“These actions, although difficult, are the right ones for our business,” said Nerenhausen. “Simplifying our operations aligns with our long term vision and strategic direction, positioning JLG to deliver an enhanced customer experience and improved return on investment moving forward.”
These operational changes are not isolated to the Orrville location. In addition, JLG has submitted plans for closure to the works council in Maasmechelen, Belgium for its manufacturing and Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) facilities and to employee representatives in the UK for its engineering center in Bruntingthorpe.
For more information contact Jennifer Stiansen Director of Marketing at 240-500-6485.
About JLG Industries, Inc.
JLG Industries, Inc. is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG and SkyTrak® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., visit www.jlg.com.
Romich Honored at Maker Monday
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:36am
Schantz MakerSpace began Maker Mondays in May of 2015 as a way for community makers, inventors and tinkerers to get together and collaborate on imaginative projects. The group meets on the third Monday of each month at Schantz Organ Company in Orrville and has grown to over 35 attendees.
The January 16th meeting showcased the progress of a CNC Machine Build class where students are learning the process of constructing a desktop CNC router. At the end of the four-week class, students will take home a fully functional machine that they made with their own hands. The students will also receive introductory sessions on the software used to operate the machine.
Several volunteers and Maker Monday contributors came together to make this class possible and additional classes are currently being developed for the spring season.
During the meeting, one such contributor received a special honor. Ohio Representative Ron Amstutz was on-hand to present Barry Romich, co-founder of the Prentke Romich Company, with a certificate from the Ohio Legistlature congratulating his company on its 50th anniversary.
The Prentke Romich Company is known for its efforts to provide new technology and services to individuals with speech and language disabilities to help them become successful communicators.
They are the perfect example of makers finding ways to help improve people’s lives and a shining light in the maker community. There are makers like these out there in our community. The hope of Maker Mondays is to give such makers a place to get started and get inspired.
If you would like to take part in our discussion or learn more about what it means to be a maker, be sure to attend the next Maker Monday on February 20th, 2017. The meeting will be held from 7-9pm at Schantz Organ Company (626 S Walnut St, Orrville, OH 44667).
CNC Design to be featured at Maker Monday
Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017 - 11:45am
Schantz MakerSpace has announced the next Maker Monday event will take place on Monday, January 16th at Schantz Organ Company from 7:00-9:00pm.
This installment of Maker Monday will feature the completed desktop CNC router we have been working on over the last two months. Also, our CNC Machine build class is about halfway through the completion of their machines and students from the class will be on hand to share their experiences thus far. We have run several projects through the prototype machine in an effort to better learn the software, work with hold down devices and dust collection equipment, and develop new ideas to test the capabilities of the machine. We're excited about the possibilities!
In addition, we have a committee working on the NEXT class to come from Schantz MakerSpace, following the CNC class. The idea is to go farther with the learning experiences of 3-D printing. We have offered some basic introductory classes, and now we want to go further in utilizing the software to build more complex creations. If you are interested in learning more about 3-D printing in a more hands-on experience, be sure to attend.
Maker Mondays take place every third Monday of each month in the Schantz Organ Company assembly room from 7:00-9:00pm. Our community is full of makers with experience in many different kinds of mediums: including woodworking, 3-D printing, electronic programming, metalworking and much more. It is also full of people with great ideas for products or inventions, but don't have the means to bring their ideas to life. Maker Mondays are a chance to not only learn about what is going on at the Schantz MakerSpace, but also to meet all of these skilled people who share a desire to make things. We hope you will join us!