JLG to expand training

By Sarah Ann McCay09 March 2014

JLG Industries is building a US$ 2.5 million, 15000 sq ft (4600 sq m) extension to its customer training centre in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

With this the manufacturer will quadruple the size of its training offering, with the extension featuring a larger bay for hands-on training and a ground course for hands-on driving and operating skills.

“The customer training centre will be a world-class facility where we can engage with our customers from all over the world, provide training and education, and share best practices for the lift and access industry,” said Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of JLG.

The bay size has increased by 7500 sq ft (2300 sq m), capable of accommodating up to four large pieces of equipment. Meanwhile, a proving ground, located behind the new centre, will offer a six-acre tract of land with obstacle courses and proving grounds designed to train participants in the operation of JLG equipment.

The proving ground will simulate a working construction site. Attendees will be assigned loads to move and obstacles and hazards to manoeuvre around and over, including slopes, grades, and telephone poles with simulated power lines.

Construction of the proving ground begins this month and the centre will open in the third quarter of this year.

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