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Oshkosh Corporation Launches the Oshkosh Finishing Services Portfolio at Fabtech 2013

Oshkosh Presents Military Grade Corrosion Protection, Finishing and Manufacturing Solutions for Commercial Applications

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Nov 18, 2013) Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is launching a state-of-the-art line of services to provide high quality manufacturing, corrosion protection and top coat services for heavy duty industrial, specialty vehicle and commercial products companies throughout the Midwest.  The new business group, called Oshkosh Finishing Services, is founded on the extremely disciplined processes and exacting quality specifications required to produce products for the U.S. Department of Defense and a variety of commercial customers.

“As we look across industries, we see companies responding to their customers’ demands for products with higher quality and lower life cycle costs,” said Don Bent, Oshkosh Defense vice president of Operations and business group leader for Oshkosh Finishing Services.  “To address this need, we’ve built a portfolio of services including electrocoating, top coating, welding and fabrication, and assembly that are proven to reduce costs and increase quality based on performance metrics and results from U.S. Government and commercial contracts.”

State-of-the-Art Corrosion Protection Facility

The centerpiece of Oshkosh Finishing Services is the company’s unique electrocoating (e-coating) capabilities.  Oshkosh operates one of the most expansive e-coating facilities in the nation, which opened in 2010.  The facility houses one of the largest Programmable Hoist Systems (PHS) in the world and a modern Slide Rail Square Transfer System (SST).  Together, these systems can accommodate parts and components of virtually all shapes and sizes, and in large or small volumes.  Highlights from Oshkosh’s corrosion protection services include:

  • High-performance cathodic epoxy coatings paired with zinc-phosphate pre-treatment
  • Immersion processes deliver uniform coverage and thickness for complex parts
  • Final coatings provide superior salt spray, humidity and cyclic corrosion resistance
  • PHS tank sizes: 36 ft length, 3.5 ft width and 8 ft depth; Maximum weight capability of 5,000 lbs.
  • SST capabilities: 8ft length, 10 ft width and 8 ft depth; Maximum part weight capacity of 2,500 lbs.
  • Accredited laboratory for quality and performance testing, and certification of the coating process

We invite you to meet the Oshkosh Finishing Services team at the FABTECH conference in Chicago, Ill., November 18-20, 2013 in the South Hall at booth #S5571..

About Oshkosh Finishing Services

Oshkosh Finishing Services delivers a complete range of manufacturing and finishing solutions to help industrial and commercial businesses deliver the highest quality products to their customers.  Leveraging the latest technologies and chemistry, Lean-based processes and a world-class quality management system, Oshkosh consistently delivers the highest quality at a competitive price.  By offering e-coating, top coating, welding and fabrication, and assembly as stand-alone services or a comprehensive solution, Oshkosh Finishing Services is helping companies across multiple industries produce successful, profitable products.  To learn more about Oshkosh Finishing Services please visit us at www.oshkoshfinishingservices.com

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military 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 in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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