Oshkosh Corp. secures $258M Army order for trucks, trailers

AP News
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 8:43 AM

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh Corp. has secured $258 million in orders to rebuild trucks and manufacture trailers for the Army.

Oshkosh will rebuild 670 heavy tactical vehicles. The Army says it saves about 25 percent when a truck is rebuilt rather than completely replaced. It refurbishes trucks with bullet holes, bent frames and mangled wheels to become like-new vehicles.

Oshkosh will also produce 356 vehicle trailers in the latest round of Army orders.

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The military contracts support several thousand jobs at Oshkosh, one of the Fox Valley's largest manufacturers.