JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, recently honored the maintenance crew of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, California, as a winner in the JLG Crews Across America sweepstakes. Crews Across America was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of JLG and the workers behind the company’s equipment.
The maintenance crew for Kaiser Permanente’s Fontana, California, location is among the 24 winners to be recognized this year. The crew had an opportunity to learn more about the history of JLG and access equipment, and JLG officials received a tour of the campus to see where and how its equipment is being used.
“We are thrilled JLG selected our deserving maintenance crew for this honor,” said Paul Clements, lead engineer for facility services, Kaiser Permanente. “As one of the largest health systems in the country, we feel our crew is committed to the highest standards of building and grounds maintenance.”
The 40-plus-member crew maintains the sprawling 490,000 square-foot hospital and campus grounds. The team owns an E300AJ articulating boom lift and a 20MVL driveable vertical mast lift. During the event, the crew also received demonstrations of JLG equipment – including the EcoLift™ non-powered low-level access lifts – and was able to test-drive the machine.
“Having the opportunity to operate new equipment was a great experience for our team members,” said Clements. “We were particularly impressed with the EcoLifts that can keep our crew safe while providing an eco-friendly, non-disruptive solution for our hospital environment.”
During the event, JLG also reinforced the importance of ongoing training, in addition to reviewing impending updates to ANSI standards to ensure compliance.
“We are inspired every day by maintenance crews like Kaiser Permanente who drive us to design access equipment to make their job safer and more efficient,” said Jennifer Stiansen, director of marketing, JLG. “Crews Across America not only allows us to honor these hard-working teams, but gives us the opportunity to learn from workers directly in the field.”
Two crews are being selected monthly through December, for a total of 24 winners. All members selected for recognition will receive JLG-branded gifts, with one winning crew each month receiving an onsite catered lunch hosted by JLG team members. Additionally, winners will be recognized through JLG’s social media channels, where their stories can be tracked by following #CrewsAcrossAmerica.