Shareholders have approved a name change to Oshkosh Corporation from Oshkosh Truck Corporation. Oshkosh is the parent company of Pierce Manufacturing, a leading maker of fire and emergency vehicles worldwide.
Oshkosh is also a manufacturer and marketer of specialty access equipment and commercial and military vehicles and bodies.
“The new name more appropriately reflects the company’s diverse product lines, and establishes Oshkosh as the parent brand of well-established, market leading brands in our access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial segments,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “The Oshkosh Corporation name still retains our remarkable history, but also allows room for growth and diversification of our products on a global scale.”
Approved during the annual shareholders meeting held in Appleton, Wis., the name change will not affect the company’s NYSE stock ticker symbol, nor does it signal any changes in the management or policies of Oshkosh or its Board of Directors.
Events and programs are scheduled to roll out the company’s new corporate strategic rebranding identity initiatives throughout 2008.
“Our strength has always been in the brands we produce under various nameplates, and we don’t expect that to change,” said Bohn.
For information about Pierce call 920-832-3231 or go to www.piercemfg.com.