JLG Telehandler Training Toronto - After retiring in the late 1960's, John L. Grove started out on a cross country RV expedition. After spending numerous years establishing his family built crane business with his brother, John had no idea that this journey would bring forth the rise of JLG Industries, Inc. The world leader of mobile aerial work platforms and precision materials handling equipment was the end consequence of a road trip.
Whilst on their trip, John spent time conversing with previous business acquaintances whom the Groves stopped to visit along the way. These conversations combined with a tragic event-two workers being electrocuted on scaffolding when the Groves were traveling to the Hoover Dam- John uncovered a considerable marketplace for a product that could quickly and safely lift individuals in the air to accomplish upkeep and other construction functions.
Upon returning from their travels, John formed a partnership with two friends and bought a metal fabrication company in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1970, opening operations with a crew of twenty employees, they manufactured and sold the first JLG aerial work platform. The company incorporates many of the simple design elements of that original lift into existing models.
Since then, JLG Forklifts have come a great distance from when Mr. John L. Grove returned from his fatefull cross-country trip and since the first JLG aerial platform entered the market. As of today, the company has expanded itself into many different international markets and continues to develop innovative machinery to ensure that customers are able to become safer and more resourceful within their workplace.