McNeilus Elevates Focus on Refuse Collection Vehicle Production and Support
McNeilus’ Minnesota headquarters increases capacity for refuse collection vehicle production and upcoming advancements.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Aug. 4. 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, recently announced that it is dedicating its Dodge Center, Minnesota, headquarters to refuse collection vehicle manufacturing and technology development. This focus boosts the company’s capacity to build products and provide services for the refuse industry. The production of McNeilus concrete mixers in Dodge Center is being consolidated and moved to other world-class Oshkosh manufacturing facilities in London, Ontario, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Concurrently, McNeilus is also making exciting changes that will focus and strengthen its industry-leading sales and service support. To provide customers with an enhanced, cohesive, and seamless experience, the company is combining its factory-direct sales and support for trucks, parts and services into one aligned team.
“This increased focus unlocks much-needed capacity for growth and opens the door for many of the opportunities and advancements we’ve been working on,” said Jeff Koga, vice president and general manager for McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing refuse collection vehicles. “And with the only direct-from-manufacturer team in the business, we offer sales and support that’s laser-focused on the needs of the refuse industry.”
Along with focusing and elevating production capabilities and customer experience, the investments McNeilus is making in refuse collection vehicles can be seen in some newly completed projects. McNeilus recently opened a 135,000 square-foot warehouse to streamline the supply chain for parts critical to the production of its industry-leading refuse collection vehicles. The company also constructed new manufacturing, training and office space at its Minnesota campus dedicated to innovation and customer support. In the coming months, McNeilus will break ground on an innovative facility that will provide customers with a collaborative quality experience.
“These recent announcements highlight our investment in the future and in continuing to strengthen our industry leadership. Our commitment to our customers is unwavering, and our aligned strategy to optimize our business demonstrates our mission to exceed their expectations,” said Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment.
To learn more about McNeilus, please visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com/refuse and www.mcneiluscompanies.com/about/careers.
McNeilus Mixer Manufacturing Grows Into State-of-the-Art Facility at London Machinery
The purpose-built location is the largest mixer dedicated manufacturing facility in the industry for increased customer focus.
Dodge Center, MN (July 28, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and the number one mixer company in North America, announced last week that it would transition the manufacturing of their concrete mixers to two locations – sister company London Machinery’s state of the art facility in London, Ontario, Canada and parent company Oshkosh Corporation’s facility in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
“Adding McNeilus® mixers into these other world-class mixer manufacturing facilities provides upgraded economies-of-scale and tailored flexibility for our mixer business. While this provides the growth capacity needed, the simplified platform allows our ability to expand the resources for the customers we serve in North American & global markets. We will continue to invest in superior customer experiences, customer support and product innovations.” said Bob Monchamp, vice president and general manager of Concrete Mixers for McNeilus and London.
London Machinery is the industry-leader in Canada and has been manufacturing concrete mixers for over 115 years. The company joined Oshkosh Corporation in 2005. Their facility, completed in 2009, is purpose-built to produce mixers, and they are known for quality products and meeting customer delivery requirements. The custom space encompasses just over 145,000 square feet – making it the largest mixer dedicated manufacturing facility in the industry. They have an established supply chain with current and new McNeilus partners that can support the increased capacity at the highest quality. Over the past 3 years the facility produced several hundred McNeilus mixers for the US market.
The Minnesota campus has been home to McNeilus mixer production for the past 50 years. The campus has increased in size over those years including adding the production of refuse collection vehicles 29 years ago. The transition of mixer manufacturing expands capacity for both McNeilus concrete mixers and refuse collection vehicles driving quality, delivery and growth.
The McNeilus Dodge Center Headquarters will continue to be home to the Mixer Research & Development Center for concrete placement products as our engineering teams continue to lead the industry with their customer-driven innovations. This includes the next phases of our award-winning FLEX Controls™ system driving the industry forward with its unique ability to help maximize total cost of ownership (TCO) for our customers.
Other announcements with this transition include changes to enhance overall customer experiences by bringing together the sales teams for trucks and our aftermarket parts. This customer focused plan will ensure each customer has a dedicated point person for the entire lifecycle of their product. There will be no changes to our market-leading customer support, service, and branch locations.
“We continually evaluate our businesses to ensure we’re focused on products, services and industries that align with our customer requirements, our core businesses and strategic vision. Consolidating manufacturing of all our mixer brands unlocks much-needed capacity and scale.” said Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment.
The phased transition plan will take place rapidly over the next few months.
McNeilus Rolls Out Refuse Service & Maintenance Video Library
Industry Leader Invests in Visual Learning to Help Train Technicians
Dodge Center, MN (March 23, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is expanding its ability to educate and empower its customers with the launch of a service and maintenance video library, designed to help customers quickly and properly service their refuse collection vehicles. Known for its robust customer support, McNeilus recognizes the increased demand among consumers for visual learning tools and is rolling out several videos for the Atlantic Series Front Loader®, Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader, Rear Loaders and Meridian™ Front Loader.
“With industry technician shortages and high turnover rates among maintenance staff, we recognized the importance of providing other service training options for our customers to provide a full understanding of all our vehicles. We made the decision to heavily invest in building out a service and maintenance video library,” said Jim McReynolds, vice president and general manager, customer support solutions at McNeilus. “The more knowledgeable our customers are about our vehicles, the more efficiently and effectively they’re able to service their vehicles. This means they are back up and running sooner.”
The videos, which are found in the media library on the McNeilusCompanies.com website, will help answer customers’ most common questions about McNeilus refuse vehicles and alleviate some of the strain caused by technician shortages, helping to ensure your McNeilus products are being serviced correctly.
Visitors to the library will see videos that address how to deal with various hydraulic issues and instructions on how to test and adjust for various functions, including but not limited to:
- Testing and adjusting the hydraulic overspeed control valve
- Testing and adjusting the main relief valve
- How to check low pressure standby if the hydraulic functions are not sufficiently responsive or are too responsive
- Testing the hydraulic pump and pressure compensator
The library complements McNeilus’ other service-focused support options including the Technical Support Hotline and the Service Technician Training program. The company will continue to expand its video offering based on common questions and customer demand to ensure the topics remain relevant to current customer needs.
For more information, visit https://www.mcneiluscompanies.com/refuse-videos/.
How we are addressing COVID-19 at McNeilus
During this time of uncertainty, the safety and well-being of our team members and our customers continues to remain our top priority. As an organization, we have taken many preventive measures to limit the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and mitigate the impact to our business during this rapidly evolving situation.
Some of the actions we have taken include:
- Ensuring high-touch areas in our facilities are cleaned frequently
- Regular communication with our team to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Limiting global and domestic business travel (unless it is absolutely critical and approved between McNeilus and your team)
- Practicing social distancing measures and encouraging team members to maintain the CDC recommended amount of space between other individuals
- Staggering work shifts and work zones to limit the spread of germs for our production teams
- Encouraging team members to work remotely, where possible
- Creation of an enhanced visitor policy for our facilities to limit visits to business-critical items
As a manufacturing company, our production operations continue as normal as possible. Our goal is making sure everyone we serve has what they need to take care of themselves and their families. We continue to be here to support you.
With any questions, please reach out to your sales and service representatives. More information on who to contact in your area can be found on our website here: https://www.mcneiluscompanies.com/contact/
McNeilus Shows Their Industry-Leadership at CONEXPO
Demonstrating “Strength in Numbers” With Three National Mixer Truck Brands
Las Vegas, NV (March 10, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and the number one mixer company in North America, showcases the best of the best concrete mixer trucks today during the world’s largest construction trade show, CONEXPO, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 10-14.
Demonstrating their “Strength in Numbers,” the Dodge Center based company is celebrating 50 years in business where it has continued to set the standard for reliability and durability. Proof is in the product. The company is showcasing four of the industry’s most-celebrated mixer trucks in Booth S60408: the McNeilus® Standard Mixer, McNeilus Bridgemaster® Mixer, Oshkosh® S-Series™ Front Discharge Mixer and the London™ Standard Mixer.
CONEXPO occurs every three years and is one of the most anticipated industry events of 2020. It attracts tens of thousands of participants seeking the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications across every aspect of construction.
“We are commemorating our 50th anniversary and have been honored with awards for our innovations and business. We can think of no better place than CONEXPO to celebrate this with our loyal customers,” said Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment. “We want participants to leave CONEXPO talking about our mixer trucks, specifically how our technological innovations across all our brands have not only helped their businesses grow for the past 50 years but are positioning them well for the next 50 and beyond.”
Strength In Numbers: McNeilus, Oshkosh S-Series and London
With more than 143,000 mixers built, 850+ patents across multiple technologies and 1,350 global product developers, Oshkosh Corporation is putting its most cutting-edge trucks on display for show participants.
“These mixer trucks feature the most innovative technology in the industry, while maximizing ease-of-use for the operator. We develop these innovations based on what we hear from our customers. And they know the best when they see it and drive it,” said Bob Monchamp, Vice President and General Manager of McNeilus Mixers and London Machinery.
McNeilus Bridgemaster® and Standard Mixers invite participants to get behind the wheel at the FLEX Controls™ virtual experience to learn about the various capabilities and features. FLEX Controls™ is fresh off its latest honor as a Constructech magazine Top Product award for Commercial & Residential/ Trusted.
This control system for concrete mixer trucks was designed with the customer in mind. The new FLEX Controls – Enabled Packages were born out of customer-driven innovations and are engineered for precision and to lessen variability in loading, mixing and delivering, so you can help minimize operational error and enhance the efficiency and longevity of the mixer. In fact, this system can help reduce total cost of ownership with expected savings up to 5 percent annual operating costs depending on conditions.
The new Oshkosh S-Series Front Discharge Mixer, which launched in June, features greater hauling capacity, increased maneuverability and fuel savings comparted to the Legacy S-Series. compared to the Legacy S-Series. The Company will be displaying its Load Span Tag Axle (LSTA) option which improves on the S-Series’ industry-leading handling capabilities.
The Oshkosh S-Series features ClearSky™ telematics, which allows fleet owners to maintain fleet health, monitor performance and maximize productivity. ClearSky telematics is a standard offering on the new S-Series.
The London Standard Mixer is anything but standard — the quality, performance, and reliability of these mixers speak for themselves. With durability at the top of their customer’s minds London focuses on corrosion resistant features to help lengthen mixer life. Front and rear pedestals manufactured with COR-TEN steel helps to maintain steel integrity and increase longevity. An unrivalled paint process further improves this mixer’s corrosion resistance with parts painted before assembly and powder coating on small parts. Award-winning McNeilus FLEX Controls can also be added to any London mixer.
No Question Goes Unanswered
The industry’s leading support team will be available in the booth to answer aftermarket questions covering parts and service, replacement drums, live Streetsmartparts.com demonstrations, and training offerings. With 67 service technicians, 22 mobile technicians, 18 branches and over 20,000 available parts, McNeilus has every need covered.
“Our team is the brightest in the business. They are available to lend their deep knowledge of each and every one of our brands, including the new S-Series, while continuing to provide support for the legacy model,” said James McReynolds, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Support Solutions, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “Our customer support is second to none. We ensure your trucks stay on the job.”
Check out streetsmartparts.com, a one-stop-shop for parts, schematics, manuals and more.
For more information, contact a McNeilus sales representative or visit https://www.mcneiluscompanies.com.
McNeilus’ Innovative FLEX Controls™ Wins Constructech Top Products Award
FLEX Controls Named “Most Trusted,” Nabs 4th Award In 4 Years
Dodge Center, MN (March 5, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has captured a top prize for its innovative FLEX Controls™ system. Constructech magazine named the system a Top Product in the Trusted Product category (Commercial & Residential). This is the latest accolade for FLEX Controls, already the most-awarded system in the industry.
“We are thrilled that Constructech magazine has recognized FLEX Controls in the Trusted category. Our team works hard every day to win the trust of our customers. While ensuring the quality and integrity of our cutting-edge products they are always innovating with direct customer feedback in mind,” said Bryan Datema, Sr. Director of Business Development.
The publication’s annual Top Products program celebrates the best technology products serving the construction industry. The Trusted Product category includes technology that has been in the market for at least three years and upgraded or enhanced technology.
When reviewing the Constructech Top Products, the judges, along with the editorial board and industry advisors, take into consideration the product’s core functionality and innovative features.
“Data drives the jobsite, and McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing demonstrates how its FLEX Controls can improve loading, mixing, and delivery of concrete by automatically controlling truck functions.” Said Peggy Smedley, Editorial Director/President of Constructech magazine.
Why FLEX Controls
The innovative FLEX Controls system is a control system for concrete mixer trucks. It offers complete mixer monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting in one screen. It is fully integrated into the mixer body so it can send mixer data to the driver to keep the truck running efficiently. This technology is available only from McNeilus with patented and patent pending features.
FLEX Controls is fully customizable. From Auto Load at the plant to System Washout after the delivery, FLEX Controls makes it easier than ever to get the job of loading, mixing, hauling and delivering done right.
Simply put, FLEX Controls can help extend the life of your mixer. Easy diagnostics and troubleshooting help identify issues before they become bigger problems, and help reduce stress on the vehicle.
FLEX Controls with an Automatic Washout System removes the need for drivers to climb up and down the ladder after each pour, to help minimize slip and fall opportunities. Now drivers can get their washout done from the ground, with the simple push of a button.
FLEX Controls has been honored as an MIP, Most Innovative Product, for two consecutive years and Construction Equipment named the system a Top 100 New Product in 2017.
Come see the latest customer-focused FLEX innovations at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in booth S60408 to see how FLEX Controls can improve your bottom line and total cost of ownership. You can also contact a McNeilus sales person near you to learn more.
McNeilus Donates FLEX Controls Bridgemaster Mixer
Las Vegas, NV (Feb. 4, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is back with one of the industry’s leading mixers at this year’s World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 4-7. The company’s award-winning FLEX Controls™ enabled Bridgemaster® mixer will be featured at the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program’s annual auction on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the North Hall Room N262. McNeilus partnered with Mack Trucks, Inc. for the donation, they provided a Mack® Granite® Boost-A-Load.
See the Bridgemaster® mixer entered in the auction outside the central hall where it will be displayed until shipped to the winning bidder. McNeilus mixers will also be shown in the Mack, Kenworth and Freightliner booths where team members from McNeilus’ industry-leading support team will be available to answer questions.
“McNeilus is proud to continue our support of the CIM program and invest in future leaders that will advance the industry,” commented Robert Monchamp, Vice President and General Manager of McNeilus Mixers and London Machinery. “We believe in this program and its mission. At McNeilus, we continue to innovate and invest in technology to help push the industry forward. The CIM programs mirrors our commitment to support our ever-changing concrete industry and gives these graduates the skills to excel.”
The CIM program is a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management.
The live auction begins at 1 p.m. and will be preceded by a silent auction held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, www.rbauction.com. To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance. Those participating in the auction at World of Concrete can register on-site.
FLEX Controls Bridgemaster® Mixer Innovations
The innovative FLEX Controls™ system equipped on McNeilus concrete mixers offers an unprecedented level of performance and accuracy that allows reliable and precise mixing. Customer-driven innovations include:
- GradeMaster™ Technology: GradeMaster™ technology automatically detects when the truck is on an incline and spins the drum faster to keep the mix farther forward in the drum.
- Build-up Detection: This detection system determines how much to load and when to chip and helps avoid those overweight fees.
- Auto-Load Mode: FLEX Controls™ detects material loading and automatically engages load mode. This saves on fuel and extends equipment life.
Additionally, the Bridgemaster® Mixer features:
- 11-cubic-yard M80 Series™ drum
- 46-inch Paver opening
- 3-Button joystick
- Rear pendant keypad
- PMP PMB 7.1 straight drive
- Eaton motor and pump
- 150-gallon Lightweight aluminum water tank – high-mount with 24-inch step
- 3 Solid weld steel extension chutes with vertical rear pedestal hanging rack
- Flip up hopper with 4-inch drop
- 2 Bridgemaster® pressure gauges – in cab with FLEX Controls™ and near combo block
- 2 Slump meters – in cab with FLEX Controls™ and illuminated meter on rear pedestal
- Lighting package with night pour lights and strobe on rear pedestal
- Step bumper
- Recovery loop
- Clear coat for extra protection with 1-color paint in white
- Standard warranty
The lucky auction winner will also receive delivery from Las Vegas to anywhere in lower 48 states with all FET tax paid.
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McNEILUS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF DRIVING INDUSTRY STANDARDS
For half a century, McNeilus has continued to set the standard for reliability and durability with its industry-leading concrete mixers and refuse trucks.
McNeilus is celebrating 50 years of strength, stability and industry-leading support.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Jan. 30, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Since its inception, McNeilus has continued to set the standard for reliability and durability with its industry-leading concrete mixers and refuse trucks. McNeilus began operations in 1970 building concrete batch plants and soon expanded to manufacturing McNeilus-brand concrete mixers. A new venture in a new industry followed with the launch of the first McNeilus refuse collection vehicle in 1991. Then in 1999, McNeilus joined the Oshkosh Corporation family of companies known for building premiere severe-duty vehicles across the globe.
Today, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing employs approximately 1,200 people at its headquarters in Dodge Center, Minn., and another 300 employees across North America. McNeilus concrete mixers and refuse collection vehicles can be found throughout North America and across the globe from the United Kingdom to Southeast Asia to Latin America.
The company has a strong reputation as a reliable brand with vast expertise in the industries it manufactures products for, along with an unsurpassed support and service network. From the formation of McNeilus’ Street Smart Parts and Street Smart Service brands in 2001, the company’s customer support network has expanded to include branch locations and service centers across the United States and Canada. Street Smart Parts and Street Smart Service provide customers a wide range of parts and service options for both OEM and non-McNeilus products, as well as rigorously-trained mobile technicians nationwide and same-day premium parts availability.
The company’s products, services, technology and manufacturing practices have advanced dramatically while continuing to meet and exceed customer expectations. The McNeilus brand is synonymous with partnership and known for offering products, services and technology innovations that provide solutions customers need now and in the future. Two of the most recent innovations include the award-winning FLEX Controls™ for concrete mixers and CODE™ Controls for refuse collection vehicles. Both systems combine vehicle operations, diagnostics and troubleshooting and put it right at the operator’s fingertips, offering outstanding control and consistent operation.
McNeilus will commemorate its 50-year milestone with a yearlong celebration including interactive social media content and other promotions, as well as an employee and community appreciation event in July.
“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re already looking ahead and working on the next 50 years and beyond,” says Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment. “We have a strong foundation and will continue to grow and innovate, while providing what’s best for our customers and helping to shape the industry.”
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