JLG Telehandler Training Alberta - In the late 1960’s John L. Grove, with his wife Cora embarked on on a cross country voyage in their RV. Newly retired, after spending several years working with his brother to manufacture their crane company into an industry leader, John had no idea that fateful trip would permit JLG Industries, Inc to emerge. The world leader of mobile aerial work platforms and precision materials handling technologies was the end result of a road trip.
While on their journey, John spent time talking to former business associates whom the Groves stopped to visit along the way. These conversations combined with a tragic incident—two workers being electrocuted on scaffolding when the Groves were traveling to the Hoover Dam— John discovered a substantial marketplace for a product that could quickly and safely elevate individuals in the air to accomplish upkeep and other construction functions.
Following their return from holiday, John set up a partnership with two of his friends and obtained a metal fabrication business in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. Opening with a small crew of twenty staff, they produced and sold their first JLG aerial work platform in 1970. The company incorporates many of the basic design elements of that original lift into existing designs.
JLG forklifts have come a ways since Mr. John L. Grove returned to town from his cross-country road trip and since the initial aerial work platform debuted on the market. Today, the company proudly continues to expand itself into numerous markets worldwide and develops new products to make certain customers are capable of being more effective and perform in the workplace within a safer environment.