Innovation celebration

Community invited to Oshkosh Corp. open house July 15

Margaret LeBrun
Posted by of Insight Publications

A driving force in the state’s economy, this month’s Insight July cover story subject, Oshkosh Corp., has a lot to celebrate this year.

On Saturday, the company kicks off a community party with a parade at 10 a.m., featuring more than 60 of its vintage and modern vehicles. The parade route starts at 20th Street, east of Knapp Street, and ends at Hughes Street. In the lead will be “Old Betsy” one of the company’s first all-wheel drive trucks.

Then from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the company hosts an open house, showcasing its people and products, at the Oshkosh Corp. E-Coat and South Plant Facility, 333 W. 29th Ave., Oshkosh. Admission is 100 cents ($1) or a canned food donation. Parking will be available at UW-Oshkosh with handicapped parking onsite.

For details on the anniversary bash, go to:

Oshkosh Corp. employs the company’s largest workforce ever, more than 15,000 worldwide, including 6,600 in the Fox Valley at its Oshkosh Defense and Pierce Manufacturing facilities. At the helm (and on our cover) is CEO and President Wilson Jones, whose leadership style is to “put people first.”

To find out what’s going on at Oshkosh Corp. these days, check out our cover story, featuring an interview with Jones.

Click here to watch a video with Jones talking about how the company has diversified and grown in a way that will sustain it through economic ups and downs.


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