JLG Industries Inc. broke ground for a new manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, the company announced in November. The new facility will produce JLG access equipment specifically for the Asian market.

“This new Tianjin facility is a major milestone in our global business expansion and operations strategy,” said Craig E. Paylor, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of JLG Industries. “We have chosen to expand in China because we believe the Asian market holds tremendous long-term potential for our access equipment. In many respects, our Asian customers are just beginning to see the tremendous value that access equipment can provide in construction, manufacturing, maintenance, industrial and shipyard applications.”

The company has been selling and servicing products in the Asian market for decades.  An office in Beijing was opened in 2002 to serve its Chinese customers in the shipyard, construction, airport, hotel, industrial and maintenance industries.

As part of its on-going social out-reach program in China, the company also donated two JLG telehandlers to help local officials in the rebuilding in Wenchuan County, which was tragically impacted by the major earthquake that occurred in May in Sichuan Province.

Beyond China, the company has manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Dakota, and European production in Maasmechelen, Belgium, Tonneins, France, and Medias, Romania.