2009-02-12 / Local & State

JLG LiftPod® Wins Awards

New product gets NECA 2008 Show Stopper Award
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The award-winning LiftPod, an aerial work platform designed to replace ladders, is easily moved around job sites and convenient to transport, a plus for contractors and maintenance workers. The award-winning LiftPod, an aerial work platform designed to replace ladders, is easily moved around job sites and convenient to transport, a plus for contractors and maintenance workers. JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corporation company, was awarded the Show Stopper Award at the National Electrical Contractors Assoc. (NECA) 2008 Convention and Trade Show for its LiftPod® personal and portable lift.

The JLG LiftPod is the first portable aerial work platform designed to replace the ladder. The award was given because of the LiftPod's unique design and ability to improve contractor and maintenance worker performance. Its lightweight and portable design makes the Lift- Pod easily mobile around the job site and convenient for stowage in a pickup, van or SUV.

The innovative LiftPod was selected the winner from nearly 300 exhibitors at NECA 2008, and continues to prove across multiple industries that it is a unique, high-quality product that can change the way contractors and maintenance professionals do their jobs.

In addition to receiving the Show Stopper Award, the Lift- Pod has been honored with a number of other awards, including:

Rental Equipment Register's Innovative Product Awards - Grand Winner

Lift & Access's Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Access Platform (LLEAP) Awards - Gold Winner, Aerial Lifts

Building Operating Management's Readers' Choice Award

Construction Equipment's Top 100 Products Awards - Lifting and Material Handling

Plant Engineering's Products of the Year - Finalist

"These awards have reconfirmed our confidence that industry professionals are looking for a more stable alternative to the ladder, while retain- ing the portability and convenience they're accustomed to," said Jeff Ford, JLG Industries senior manager of marketing communications.

The LiftPod reaches a 14-foot working height and is operated using a common 18-volt drill or optional power pack. At 25 percent the cost and weight of traditional work platforms, the Lift- Pod is a lightweight tool that can be used for a number of maintenance and repair jobs in almost any building type.

To learn more about the JLG LiftPod, go online at www.liftpod.com or contact 1- 877-2-LIFTPOD (1-877-254- 3876).

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