JLG Forklift Parts - Following retirement in the late 1960's, John L. Grove embarked on on a cross country RV trip. After spending many years establishing his family built crane business with his brother, John had no idea that this trip would bring about the rise of JLG Industries, Inc. The world leader of mobile aerial work platforms and precision materials handling equipment was the end result of a road expedition.
While on their journey, John spent time conversing with past business contacts whom the Groves stopped to see along the way. These conversations combined with a tragic occurrence-two workers being electrocuted on scaffolding when the Groves were traveling to the Hoover Dam- John discovered a substantial market for a product that could swiftly and safely lift individuals in the air to accomplish maintenance and other construction functions.
Upon returning from their travels, John established a partnership with two friends and purchased a metal fabrication business in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1970, opening operations with a crew of twenty personnel, they built and sold the first JLG aerial work platform. The business incorporates many of the basic design essentials of that original lift into existing versions.
Since then, JLG Forklifts have come a long way from when Mr. John L. Grove came back from his fatefull cross-country trip and since the first JLG aerial platform entered the market. As of today, the company has expanded itself into quite a few global marketplaces and continues to cultivate innovative machines to ensure that clients are able to become safer and more efficient within their workplace.
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