McNeilus Launches Training Program for Concrete Mixer Truck Service Technicians
Industry leader announces program to train service technicians.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (November 12, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announces the creation of a new program to train service technicians in the maintenance of concrete mixer trucks.
“A concrete mixer truck mechanic is a valuable asset to a customer’s organization and to the industry as well,” said Jim McReynolds, vice president and general manager, customer support solutions, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc. “That’s why we want to do our part to increase both the quantity and quality of the mechanics working in the industry.”
The full-day program training technicians on the company’s Bridgemaster® and Standard concrete mixers, includes in-depth sessions on topics like safety, electrical components, hydraulics, drum, chute and Bridgemaster® control systems, pneumatics and their award-winning FLEX Controls™ system. The courses will include both classroom sessions as well as hands-on experience with the trucks.
Dates and locations will be scheduled based on interest and demand. Classes will be held each month at different locations around the U.S., beginning December 13th in Salisbury, NC. The company will accept training candidates from any customer who has service technicians working on McNeilus® equipment. Training on the Oshkosh® S-Series™ Front Discharge mixer, backed by McNeilus, will continue to be held through the Oshkosh Product Training Center.
“These training courses are designed to teach technicians what they need to know to keep their fleets in top condition, increasing efficiency and improving their company’s bottom line,” McReynolds added.
McNeilus Reaches 100,000th Mixer Milestone
Landmark mixer showcased at ConcreteWorks 2018 booth with the latest innovations.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (October 15, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is recognizing the manufacture of its 100,000th concrete mixer, making the record-setting machine one of the highlights of its booth at ConcreteWorks 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.
“This is a tribute to the proud legacy our people have built over more than five decades,” said Jesus Crespo, VP and General Manager of McNeilus Concrete Mixers. “From design and engineering to manufacturing and sales, this organization has worked hard to create trucks that lead the industry and deliver solid added value for our customers every day and we’re just getting started.”
The history-making McNeilus® Bridgemaster® mixer, which rolled out of the factory on Sept. 21, features all the company’s most advanced technologies, including:
- Award-winning FLEX Controls™. “The brains of the operation,” the controls platform offers an unprecedented level of performance and accuracy that allows better, more precise mixing.
- Patent-pending Automatic Washout System, which saves operator time by virtually eliminating the need to access the top of the mixer for cleaning.
- Collision-avoidance radar-sensing technology from PRECO Electronics.
- Street Smart Vision™ system with three cameras allowing drivers a broader view of their surroundings.
- McNeilus M80 Series Drum™, which delivers enhanced productivity with an increased capacity and a low mass forward design (LMFD). This patented drum design keeps the mix closer together and moves the center of gravity down, leading to more efficient mixing.
- Hydraulic Chute Assist. Our hydraulically operated chute assist is designed to keep the operator away from the foldover action.
- GradeMaster™ technology, which detects when the truck is on an incline and spins the drum faster to keep the mix farther forward in the drum, slowing down again when the mixer moves off the incline.
At the conclusion of the show, the keys to the landmark mixer were turned over to its new owner, CalPortland. The truck will be going to the company’s Glacier Northwest location in Washington state.
“We’re thrilled to have the 100,000th McNeilus mixer in our fleet,” said Steve Mitchell, VP of Asset Services at CalPortland. “It’s always a big event when we get a new truck with all the latest equipment and technology. We’ve been a McNeilus customer for decades and it’s an honor to be a part of this monumental production milestone.”
In addition to the 100,000th mixer, the McNeilus booth at ConcreteWorks also featured FLEX Controls™ and an Oshkosh S-Series™ Front Discharge mixer with Cummins X12 Engine.
A number of chassis partners – including Kenworth, Mack and Navistar International –displayed McNeilus mixers as a part of their ConcreteWorks displays. The truck in the Kenworth booth was purchased in a pre-show auction benefiting the RMC Research and Education foundation, which funds research and educational programs to improve quality, sustainability and professionalism in the ready mixed concrete industry. The mixer was purchased by Concrete Supply Co. of Charlotte, North Carolina.
McNeilus Enhances Service and Support Network, Adding TEC Equipment Locations
Additional authorized service centers align with strategy to provide the best parts, service and support industry-wide.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (May 31, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is continuing to enhance its industry-leading parts, service and support network. TEC Equipment is now an authorized parts and service provider for McNeilus in the Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington markets. McNeilus factory-trained technicians will continue to support all markets.
“Expanding our network is part of an overall strategy to provide our customers with more options to best meet their needs after the sale. This initiative with TEC helps us accomplish that,” said Brad Nelson, president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment and McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “The additional local support and service capabilities will add visible benefits for customers in these markets so that we can continue to deliver outstanding service our customers have come to expect.”
McNeilus will provide technician training to ensure that TEC Equipment personnel have extensive working knowledge of all McNeilus products. The addition of TEC Equipment service centers in key market areas helps McNeilus meet its primary objective to provide the best parts, service and support to customers nationwide.
“TEC Equipment and McNeilus believe in offering customers the best-in-class service and support. This partnership continues that tradition, and we’re excited to work together to provide the best in both,” said Tina Harrow, Vice President of Parts Operations at TEC Equipment.
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., TEC Equipment has been serving the commercial vehicle industry for more than 40 years. The company was founded in 1976 and has significantly expanded its operations since then with 26 locations strategically located along the West Coast.
About TEC Equipment, Inc.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, TEC Equipment and its subsidiaries have 26 locations strategically located along the west coast I-5 corridor in Washington, Oregon, and California, plus Nevada and Arizona. Founded in 1976, TEC Equipment has grown to be the West’s largest and most recognized full service truck and trailer dealership. TEC Equipment’s commercial franchises include: Mack, Volvo, Isuzu, Hino, and Capacity trucks, Cottrell, and Sun Country car carriers, Wabash National, Benson, and Transcraft trailers, plus authorized service centers for Autocar, Cummins, and CAT engines.
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit your specific needs. Through the McNeilus CNG Systems and Service program, McNeilus designs, installs, services and supports compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts to bring new life to your entire fleet. For more information, go to www.mcneiluscompanies.com.
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About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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Koga Leads New Refuse Business Unit at McNeilus
Company puts more focus on refuse collection vehicles while simplifying and streamlining processes to best meet and exceed customer expectations.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 26, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has re-focused its structure to create a new Refuse Collection Vehicles business unit led by Jeff Koga, whose previous experience includes vice president of Integrated Product Support for Oshkosh Defense vehicles.
In his role as vice president and general manager of McNeilus Refuse Collection Vehicles, Koga will lead all initiatives of the business unit, including product development, production and marketing. He will ensure that McNeilus refuse collection vehicles continue to lead the industry in reliability, performance, innovation and quality.
The appointment of Koga is part of a new corporate structure that includes three distinct business units: Refuse Collection Vehicles, Customer Support Solutions (formerly Aftermarket Parts and Service), and Concrete Mixers. This structure simplifies the business, concentrates focus on customers and products, and aligns resources to deliver world-class service and performance.
“This new organizational structure allows the company to leverage decades of experience and renew its focus on delivering specific products and services vital to the success of our customers,” said Brad Nelson, president of Oshkosh’s Commercial Segment and McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “We have equipped each of these three business units with the resources necessary to ensure their independence and success through end-to-end accountability. These resources include human resources, finance, sales, marketing and operations functions.” (more…)
McNeilus Expands Industry-Leading Parts, Service and Support Network
Expanded network is part of an overall strategy to continually to provide the best parts, service and support for our customers.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 25, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today at WasteExpo 2018 in Las Vegas they have expanded their industry-leading parts, service and support network. Expansion effort includes Rush Truck Centers as an additional authorized parts and service provider in the Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada and New Mexico markets. McNeilus factory-trained technicians will continue to support all markets.
“Providing customers with more options to best meet their needs after the sale is one of our primary objectives. This initiative with Rush Truck Centers helps us accomplish that,” said Brad Nelson, president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment and McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “They will help us provide the additional local support in these areas to continue to deliver outstanding customer service.”
McNeilus will provide technician training for each authorized Rush Truck Center location to ensure extensive product service knowledge for personnel. With these key geographic locations, the addition of Rush Truck Centers to the McNeilus network is part of an overall strategy to continue to provide the best parts, service and support to our customers. (more…)
Commitment to Industry, Top Technology on Display from McNeilus at Waste Expo 2018
McNeilus donates to industry scholarship program and charity auction, and highlights top truck technology enhancements with CODE controls and CNG systems.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 24, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is showcasing its best in refuse vehicle innovations, along with featuring factory-direct parts and service options, at Waste Expo 2018, April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. As part of its customer-first focus and commitment to the industry, McNeilus has also made significant donations to the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) Women’s Council scholarship program and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) charity auction, both of which will be highlighted throughout the convention.
As part of the EREF live auction on Wednesday, April 25, McNeilus has donated its Atlantic Series Front Loader®, featuring a 40-cubic-yard capacity, 10,000-pound-rated arms, Excalibre™ packing cylinders, service lift and camera system. McNeilus has also contributed a pair of tickets to NASCAR’s NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway to the silent auction. These auctions generate funds to assist the EREF’s scientific research and educational initiatives for sustainable waste management practices.
In support of the NWRA Women’s Council, McNeilus partnered to donate $100,000 to the organization’s scholarship program. This year the Women’s Council will award four people with $7,500 toward their education goals and pursuing a career in the solid waste and recycling industry.
In McNeilus booth #1823, the company is showcasing three vehicles – a Meridian™ Front Loader, Atlantic Series Front Loader® and Zero Radius™ Side Loader, as well as an interactive display for the McNeilus CODE™ controls system, featuring a new touchscreen display and integrated with collision-avoidance radar-sensing technology from PRECO Electronics. Ten additional McNeilus vehicles will be featured in partner booths and display spaces throughout the tradeshow. (more…)
McNeilus FLEX Controls™ Honored With Industry Awards
View of McNeilus FLEX Controls installed in truck cab
Award-Winning FLEX Controls™ recognized as a “Top 100 New Products of 2017” and a “2018 Most Innovative Product (MIP)”
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 17, 2018) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, was recently honored with two industry awards for their FLEX Controls™ system equipped on McNeilus concrete mixers. FLEX Controls are now a “Top 100 New Products of 2017,” recognized by Construction Equipment magazine and a “2018 Most Innovative Product (MIP)” at World of Concrete by Hanley Wood.
“It’s great to see our team’s development work acknowledged by the industry. McNeilus FLEX Controls is one of the only mixer control systems with an in-house team of developers that can help us quickly adapt and advance our system for our customers current and future needs.” commented Bryan Datema, Senior Director, Business Development of McNeilus Mixer Business Unit.
The “Top 100 New Products of 2017,” recognized by Construction Equipment magazine were announced in early January. The award recognizes the system’s unique ability to “consolidate monitoring on one screen,” delivering better control and less variability in loading, mixing and delivering.
McNeilus Stands Up for Industry Safety by Participating in National Safety Stand Down
McNeilus joins the National Waste & Recycling Association in promoting industry best practices to improve safety for workers during week-long event.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Feb. 12, 2018) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, announced today that it has joined the 2018 NWRA Safety Stand Down, an initiative of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). This week-long training and awareness effort is focused on reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents, which is a common challenge for the industry. The NWRA Safety Stand-Down on vehicle backing runs the week of February 12-16, 2018.
McNeilus is a member of the Minnesota chapter and shares NWRA’s commitment toward significantly improving safety for the waste and recycling industry. Participation in the stand down means that McNeilus has joined with waste and recycling companies across the country to commit to:
- Regularly reviewing safety policies and procedures
- Reviewing company policies, procedures and training employees on changes
- Posting Safety Stand Down materials to the company website and on social media
NWRA has made safety its top priority, a pledge shared by its member companies. This Stand Down is positioned to provide participating companies with the tools, guidance and support necessary to move the needle on backing incidents.
CRESPO TO LEAD NEW MIXER BUSINESS UNIT AT MCNEILUS
Jesus Crespo and Jim McReynolds
Company simplifies business, also names McReynolds to lead Customer Support Solutions business unit
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Jan. 26, 2018) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, recently appointed Jesus Crespo to lead its new Concrete Mixers business unit and Jim McReynolds as leader of the Customer Support Solutions business unit.
In his new role as vice president and general manager, Concrete Mixers, Crespo will lead all initiatives of the business unit, including product development, marketing and production. He will ensure that McNeilus mixers continue to lead the industry in reliability, performance and quality, while meeting customer needs.
As vice president and general manager of the Customer Support Solutions business unit, McReynolds, will work closely with Crespo to lead customer service operations; utilizing the Street Smart line of offerings including parts, service, technical support, regional facilities and training.
The appointments of Crespo and McReynolds support a new corporate structure that includes three distinct business units—Concrete Mixers, Customer Support Solutions (formerly Aftermarket Parts and Service), and Refuse Collection Vehicles—to simplify its business and align resources to deliver world-class performance to its customers.
“This new organizational structure allows the company to leverage decades of experience and renew our focus on delivering specific products and services that are vital to the success of our customers,” said Brad Nelson, McNeilus senior vice president and president, commercial. “We have equipped each of these three business units with the resources necessary to ensure their independence and success through end-to-end accountability. These resources include human resources, finance, sales, marketing and operations functions.”
McNeilus & FleetMind Win 2017 SWANA Safety Award for “Best Safety Innovation” for SSV10 Fleet Management Solution
Street Smart Vision 10 (SSV10) Focuses on Safer Driving and Accident Prevention
DODGE CENTER, Minn. and MONTREAL, CANADA (September 22, 2017) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and FleetMind Solutions, today announced that they have been awarded a Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Safety Award in the Collection & Transfer Division for “Best Safety Innovation” for their Street Smart Vision 10 (SSV10) fleet management solution. The SWANA Safety Awards winners are selected by SWANA’s technical divisions and safety committee for their demonstrated commitment to improving workplace safety.
“Together with FleetMind, we realized that there was a pent-up demand in the waste and recycling industry for innovations that will measurably improve safety outcomes,” said Bryan Dodds, Director of Aftermarket Product Development at McNeilus. “We spent nearly two years collaborating and field testing our SSV10 integrated safety solution. It should be noted that an important part of our safety approach is training and implementation. With over 25 branches in the US, McNeilus makes sure that the haulers know how to utilize the software and incorporate it into their daily activities.”
With cost pressures increasing, waste fleet managers are constantly tasked to get more productivity out of their fleets, while at the same time improving safety results. With rapidly evolving smart truck technologies, these goals are increasingly realistic. The SSV10 is an onboard computer that provides a comprehensive safety solution that allows for a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the vehicle, object detection, live stream video, video playback, driver safety coaching and score-carding, and automated routing. McNeilus can install the SSV10 on any make or model refuse truck.