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Big Board backdrop befits Oshkosh milestone

The New York Stock Exchange opened prime exterior and trading floor space last month to Oshkosh Corp., which is marking its centennial anniversary in specialty truck, vehicle and component manufacturing.

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Wilson Jones PHOTO: New York Stock Exchange

“As we celebrate 100 Years Strong, we’re honored to ring the closing bell on the world’s most famous trading platform, the New York Stock Exchange,” said Oshkosh CEO Wilson Jones. “We’re proud and humble that our company truly makes a difference in people’s lives; building on a foundation that began 100 years ago.”

Oshkosh was founded in May 1917, by William Besserdich and B.A. Mosling, who developed two key innovations to help improve vehicle mobility over difficult roads and gave people the courage and confidence to drive to places they didn’t think were possible. Their first patent covered a front-to-rear axle power transfer case; the second improved front axle steering and drive capacity.