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Oshkosh Corporation Celebrates 100 Years of Making a Difference

Feb. 28, 2017

OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oshkosh Corporation, (NYSE:OSK) is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2017. This historic event celebrates 100 years of making a positive difference in people’s lives around the world.

Throughout the 2017 calendar year, several marketing elements will be deployed including a new 100 Year Anniversary logo, videos, social media and web graphics, a special 100 year anniversary website, a new promotional products e-store and much more. Additionally, the Company will host multiple events to highlight this exciting milestone, including ringing the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

“100 years ago, our founders designed two innovations that changed the world. Their patents gave people the confidence to drive places they didn’t think possible; and today – we’re still innovating to make a difference in people’s lives. 2017 marks 100 years strong for us, and we couldn’t be more excited about the future,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer.

Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 by William Besserdich and B.A. Mosling. Besserdich and Mosling designed two innovations to help improve mobility. The first patent was a transfer case that is responsible for transferring the power from the front axle to the rear. The second patent improved the steering and drive capacity of the front axle.

Since that time, Oshkosh Corporation has grown in size, capabilities and footprint. Products in the Oshkosh Corporation family of brands respond to emergencies, save lives, help others reach new heights and serve the world around us. Today, Oshkosh Corporation has more than 13,000 team members around the world and is truly a different integrated global industrial.

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

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

Oshkosh Corporation
Patrick Davidson
Vice President of Investor Relations
Bryan Brandt
Vice President of Global Branding & Communications

Source: Oshkosh Corporation

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