OSHKOSH CORPORATION WINS 2015 WORKPLACE EXCELLENCE AWARD FROM NEW NORTH AND RIGHT MANAGEMENT
OSHKOSH, Wis. (December 3, 2015) – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, is the 2015 winner of the prestigious New North Workplace Excellence Award. Oshkosh was selected from among all companies based in the Fox Valley region and the 18 surrounding counties in Wisconsin. This award recognizes companies which establish people practices that lead to improved competitive advantage and achievement of successful business outcomes.
Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Wilson Jones accepted the award on behalf of all Oshkosh employees from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, New North Board members and the head of the judging panel. Oshkosh won based on the success of its cultural transformation, continuous improvement initiatives and employee engagement generated through the Oshkosh Operating System and the Oshkosh Excellence Awards (OEA) competition. The OEA competition recognizes employees for their contributions and to share best continuous improvement practices across the corporation. Employees can submit their projects for judging in four different categories, and have a chance to win Oshkosh donations to charities of their choice.
“We are proud to be a part of the New North community and thank them and Right Management for this award,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and COO. “We are honored to be included in the same category as the other companies that have previously won. Over the last two years, 1,200 projects have been submitted in the Oshkosh Excellence Award competition, involving 6,000 employees and Oshkosh has given out nearly a quarter of a million dollars to local charities.”
New North, Inc. is an economic development organization that covers the 18 Northeast counties of Wisconsin. The mission of New North is to promote the region’s resources and talent for the purposes of growing the economy. This is the seventh year of this prestigious annual award.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.