“Every JLG lift that leaves our plant carries my initials, so I insist on the best materials, tough design and production standards and thorough testing” John L. Grove, Founder, JLG Industries.
50 years ago, we launched an industry with people in mind.
In 1969, our founder, John L. Grove rallied a small group of people around one big idea—there had to be a safer way to work at height.
From there, he invented the first boom lift, started our company and pioneered the access industry.
Today, that pioneering spirit still drives us to redefine the meaning of productivity, safety and innovation on job sites around the world.
Our first 50 years laid the foundations. Our next 50 solidifies a legacy.
Learn how that machine inspired generations of JLG equipment and brought John’s pursuit of safer job sites to lift.