OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation, (NYSE:OSK), a 100 Year Strong leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies will be ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Founded May 1, 1917, this historic bell ringing celebrates 100 Years of Making a Difference in people’s lives.
The bell ringing will take place at 4:00 PM EDT on May 4 and will be highlighted on the Company’s website and social media outlets. The day will be accentuated with a product display outside the main NYSE entrance on Broad Street showcasing the strength and diversity of the Oshkosh Corporation family and its market-leading offerings in the fire apparatus, tactical wheeled defense vehicle, aerial work platform and concrete mixer vehicle industries, just to name just a few.
“As we celebrate 100 Years Strong, we’re honored to ring the closing bell on the World’s most famous trading platform, the New York Stock Exchange. We’re proud and humble that our company truly makes a difference in people’s lives; building on a foundation that began 100 years ago,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer.
Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 by William Besserdich and B.A. Mosling. The founders developed two key innovations to help improve vehicle mobility over difficult roads and gave people the courage and confidence to drive to places they didn’t think were possible. The first patent was a transfer case that transfers power from the front axle to the rear. The second patent improved the steering and drive capacity of the front axle. Travel on uneven terrain became much easier as a result.
Since that time, Oshkosh Corporation has grown in size, capabilities and footprint. Products in the Oshkosh Corporation family of brands respond to emergencies, save lives, help others reach new heights and serve the world around us.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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