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Medtec Named Official Ambulance of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Medtec ambulances on duty to serve visitors at the world’s largest motorcycle rally

 

 
 
 

| Friday, August 12, 2011


BRADENTON, Fla. (August 8, 2011) -- Medtec Ambulance Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, has been named the official ambulance of the 71st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D. that begins today and runs through August 14. Three Medtec® ambulances will be on duty to serve the more than 400,000 visitors and exhibitors expected during the legendary weeklong rally.
 
“We’re proud to have the Medtec brand associated with the famous and celebrated Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” said Dan Peters, Pierce Manufacturing and Medtec Ambulance Corporation senior vice president of sales. “Medtec custom ambulances are used by fire rescue departments, hospitals and other emergency medical providers to respond to emergencies swiftly and with confidence; the EMTs on duty from the Sturgis Fire Department will be working with the industry’s finest.”

“Medtec builds a great product, and we’re glad to have them back as the official ambulance of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – providing transfers to and from hospitals and emergency response support,” said Ron Koan, Fire Chief of the Sturgis Fire Department. “Planning for the Rally is a year-round effort, and providing excellent equipment for the EMT crews and volunteers on duty is an important component of our operations.”

The three Medtec ambulances on duty at the Rally include a pair of Type I ambulances built on Ford F-450 chassis and a RediMedic™ by Medtec Type III ambulance built on a Ford E-350 chassis.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began in 1938 and has grown to become the largest motorcycle rally in the world. Sturgis, S.D. is located in Meade County and has a population of 6,627 but, during the Rally, the population nearly doubles that of the entire state.

About Medtec Ambulance Corporation
Medtec Ambulance Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE:OSK] company, is a leading United States brand of custom ambulance vehicles. Medtec offers a full product line of Type I, II, III, and Additional Duty ambulances, as well as the new RediMedic™ by Medtec line of full featured and value positioned ambulances. All Medtec ambulances are custom-built to customer specifications and backed by a strong network of dealers. For more information, visit www.medtecambulance.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®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, 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, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the expected level and timing of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks related to reductions in government expenditures in light of U.S. defense budget pressures and an uncertain DoD tactical wheeled vehicle strategy; the cyclical nature of the Company’s access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, especially during periods of global economic weakness, tight credit markets and lower municipal spending; the Company’s ability to produce vehicles under the FMTV contract at targeted margins; the duration of the ongoing global economic weakness, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company’s intangible assets and/or a slower recovery in the Company’s cyclical businesses than equity market expectations; the impact on revenues and margins of the decrease in M-ATV production rates; the potential for the U.S. government to competitively bid the Company’s Army and Marine Corps contracts; risks related to work stoppages and other labor matters, especially in light of the pending contract expiration for union employees at the Company’s Oshkosh defense facilities; the consequences of financial leverage, which could limit the Company’s ability to pursue various opportunities; increasing commodity and other raw material costs, particularly in a sustained economic recovery; the ability to pass on to customers price increases to offset higher input costs; risks related to costs and charges as a result of facilities consolidation and alignment, including that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; risks related to the collectability of receivables, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; the cost of any warranty campaigns related to the Company’s products; risks related to production delays arising from supplier quality or production issues; risks associated with international operations and sales, including foreign currency fluctuations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the potential for disruptions or cost overruns in the Company’s global enterprise resource planning system implementation; the potential for increased costs relating to compliance with changes in laws and regulations; risks related to disruptions in the Company’s distribution networks; and the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.




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