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 January 3, 2017


Oshkosh Corporation is celebrating 100 years of moving people and materials at work, around the globe, and around the clock, performing important missions in demanding conditions. Founded in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1917, Oshkosh employs more than 13,200 people around the globe. The company has grown and evolved into the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies.


Where did it all start?

Oshkosh trucks were born out of innovation and resiliency. The two founders received 53 rejection letters on their two innovations from various manufacturers before they decided to simply start manufacturing trucks themselves. That commitment to innovation and unwavering resiliency are two consistent elements in the company’s 100 year history of making a difference in the lives of team members, the community, and most importantly, customers.


What’s the significance of Pierce and Oshkosh’s long history?

Oshkosh Corporation developed into the world’s leading specialty vehicle company through both organic opportunities and by acquiring leaders in niche markets, leveraging numerous strengths to capture and maintain leading market shares.


Pierce_100years_Anniversary.pngPierce Manufacturing was acquired by Oshkosh Corporation in 1996. Pierce became one century strong in 2013 and is excited to welcome its parent company, Oshkosh Corporation, to the illustrious centennial club in 2017. Since the companies histories intertwined, the combined resources have made substantial impacts on customers, the community, and Oshkosh team members. Longevity is important to customers that count on Oshkosh and Pierce and to the communities they serve. This creates a sense of pride among Pierce and Oshkosh employees.


Two Centuries of Innovation


Nearly everything that each of Oshkosh Corporation’s business segments manufacture moves on wheels, providing tremendous technology, purchasing, distribution and manufacturing synergies. As a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, Pierce has access to an arsenal of cutting edge technologies and revolutionary processes.

  • We’re able to leverage cross-segment manufacturing benefits.
  • We leverage purchasing power through a single supply chain organization.
  • We share technology across segments, with examples including: Command Zone™ multi-plexing technology, TAK-4® Independent Suspension, and E-Coat corrosion protection.
  • We share distribution in multiple markets globally.
Together, these advantages create a business whose value, we believe, is greater than the sum of its parts.


What’s next? 

OSHKOSH_100YRS_Anniversary.pngOshkosh has an exciting year planned to celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Stay tuned to the website as details are released or to learn more about how Oshkosh will continue to make an impact as it opens the door to a second century in business.


Posted: Jan 3, 2017 9:50:54 AM by Pierce Mfg.

Topics: Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.

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About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, including custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. Pierce markets its products through the industry’s largest and most comprehensive dealer and service network. The company enjoys a nationwide web of dealerships with over 600 certified and factory trained Service Brigade technicians and over 50 service centers. Visit piercemfg.com to learn more about Pierce.

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 oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

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