OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2017--
Oshkosh Corporation, (NYSE:OSK) is celebrating its 100th year
in business in 2017. This historic event celebrates 100 years of making
a positive difference in people’s lives around the world.
Throughout the 2017 calendar year, several marketing elements will be
deployed including a new 100 Year Anniversary logo, videos, social media
and web graphics, a special 100 year anniversary website, a new
promotional products e-store and much more. Additionally, the Company
will host multiple events to highlight this exciting milestone,
including ringing the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange on
Thursday, May 4, 2017.
“100 years ago, our founders designed two innovations that changed the
world. Their patents gave people the confidence to drive places they
didn’t think possible; and today – we’re still innovating to make a
difference in people’s lives. 2017 marks 100 years strong for us, and we
couldn’t be more excited about the future,” said Wilson R. Jones,
Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer.
Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 by William Besserdich and B.A.
Mosling. Besserdich and Mosling designed two innovations to help improve
mobility. The first patent was a transfer case that is responsible for
transferring the power from the front axle to the rear. The second
patent improved the steering and drive capacity of the front axle.
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. Today, Oshkosh Corporation has more than 13,000 team
members around the world and is truly a different integrated global
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.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are
trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
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Source: Oshkosh Corporation
President of Investor Relations
Vice President of Global Branding & Communications