2009-07-23 / Local & State

JLG Plant In Small N.D. Town To Stay Open

OAKES, N.D. (AP) - It was a good day in this small one-stoplight town in southeastern North Dakota: An equipment plant that is Oaks' third-largest employer is not closing after all.

The JLG Industries Inc. plant, which makes aerial work platform lifts for businesses and the military and employs 61 people, had been scheduled to close September 24, moving some of its jobs to other states.

Oshkosh Corp., the parent of JLG, announced last Thursday that the Oakes plant will stay open. A statement from the Oshkosh, Wis.-based company said the plant will finish its work for JLG and then move on to other jobs for Oshkosh, which recently was awarded a military contract totalling more than $1 billion.

JLG, headquartered in Mc- Connellsburg, also has central Pennsylvania plants in Shippensburg and Bedford.

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