2008-10-30 / Local & State

JerrDan Corp. Named Franklin County's Largest Business Of The Year

JerrDan Corp., an Oshkosh Corp. Co., and a leading manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment, received the 2008 Franklin County Area Development corporation (FCADC) Large Business Award. JerrDan was awarded by the FCADC Industry Appreciation Committee.

The award criteria for large businesses are those that employ more than 100 full-time employees, have been in operation for at least five consecutive years and contribute to the overall economic and civic well being of Franklin County.

"At JerrDan, we pride ourselves on our dedicated, determined and talented employees. JerrDan is committed to investing in our people and business in support of sustained growth, world-class competitiveness, and ultimately our future," said Mike Baer, vice president of operations, who accepted the award on behalf of JerrDan management attending the event. "We believe in being innovative and creative while delivering high-quality products and services. We strive to be strong, civically minded corporate citizens within our communities and support those programs that exemplify our core values of honesty, integrity, accountability, respect and citizenship."

In 2008, JerrDan invested $4.5 million in improvements and expansion to its wrecked production facility located on Molly Pitcher Highway in Greencastle. The development provides JerrDan with additional capacity to meet the growing demand and streamline the wrecker product manufacturing processes in line with the company's "lean" manufacturing initiative.

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