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Pierce-Product-Support-Training-Center-bannerPierce Manufacturing has announced the opening of a newly expanded training center to support production process efficiencies, technology advancements, product innovation, and quality control. The new Pierce Training Center is located at 2602 American Drive in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Wall in the Pierce Training Center stating "We humbly train to build the finest, so our customers can boldly save lives!"APPLETON, Wis. (May 23, 2019) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today the opening of a newly expanded, cutting-edge training facility. The Pierce Training Center supports continued investments in production process efficiencies, technology advancements, product innovation, and quality control. Pierce’s new training center at 2602 American Drive in Appleton, Wisconsin reinforces Pierce’s continuous effort to provide the highest quality apparatus in the fire service industry.

On any given workday, a loPierce Training Center wall of toolsok inside the state-of-the-art Pierce Training Center facility reveals up to 25 students engaging in various curriculums. New team members are introduced to the Pierce culture of “people first” and brought up to speed as they learn critical, on-the-job skills. Additionally, tenured team members participate in sessions to strengthen their skills and become more efficient in their existing job, or to develop skills that will support career advancement.

“Pierce has not been immune to the labor shortage many manufacturers across the United States have faced in recent years,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “We know how important it is to support new and tenured team members in order to provide the best workplace experience and ultimately produce the highest quality apparatus. We’ve seen first-hand how beneficial a robust training program can be for our overall efficiency, employee acquisition, and retention rates.”

Curriculum in the Pierce Training Center includes training and evaluation on welding, painting, use of tools, and much moreOriginally established nearly two decades ago, Pierce’s training programs have evolved into a curriculum created and facilitated by product platform and technology experts. In addition, company retirees dedicate time to pass important knowledge on to younger generations.

Pierce Manufacturing measures the success of its training initiatives with competency quizzes given at the beginning and end of each training course. While students are required to score at least 90-percent on evaluations, the ultimate assessment is the impact these efforts make on customer satisfaction. 

To learn more about Pierce Manufacturing and the company’s team members, visit www.piercemfg.com/careers. 

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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. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, mini pumpers, 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. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs more than 14,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.

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

Forward Looking Statements

This news 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 news 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. These factors include the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition; the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic; actions that may be taken by governmental authorities and others to address or otherwise mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economies and the Company’s customers, suppliers and employees; and the cyclical nature of the Company’s Access Equipment, Commercial and Fire & Emergency markets, which are particularly impacted by the strength of U.S. and European economies and construction seasons.

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