Oshkosh joins Commerce Secretary Locke in China and Indonesia for Clean Energy Trade Mission

Published:  25 May, 2010

The Fire and Emergency segment of Oshkosh Corporation is participating in the first Cabinet-level trade mission of President Obama’s administration to China and Indonesia. The May 15-25 trade mission is designed to advance the export of leading U.S. technologies in this rapidly growing region of the world.

“We are honored and indeed excited to be invited to join Commerce Secretary Locke and other representatives from 24 U.S. businesses on this important mission to China and Indonesia,” said Tim Raupp, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president, executive director, International Operations - Fire and Emergency.  “As leaders in clean vehicle technologies, we are promoting Oshkosh’s new Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle (ARFF) and our other industry leading vehicles that are engineered and manufactured to compete in expanding global markets.”

“The companies on this trade mission are at the vanguard of a movement to meet the world’s clean energy needs,” said Commerce Secretary Locke. “As they grow their presence in fast-growing countries like China and Indonesia, companies like Oshkosh can help solve unprecedented energy and environmental challenges, while creating good paying jobs in America. That’s a win for everyone involved.”

The mission was launched on the heels of President Obama’s new National Export initiative, aimed at doubling U.S. exports in the next five years and a central piece of the Administration’s aggressive trade promotion strategies to create jobs. The delegation will make stops in Hong Kong, Shanghi, and Beijing, China and Jakarta, Indonesia.

“China and Indonesia are tremendously important international markets. Sales of Oshkosh and Pierce vehicles which are made here will positively impact the economy of the Fox Valley in Wisconsin,” said Jennifer Thompson, Oshkosh Corporation director for International Operations - Fire and Emergency. “We are continually developing distribution channels for Oshkosh’s products in place in this region of the world, and this mission offers us tremendous opportunities to both have that presence felt and to proudly represent U.S. business.”

Tim Raupp and Jennifer Thompson will be representing Oshkosh on the tour.  The Oshkosh Corporation Fire and Emergency segment includes: Pierce Manufacturing, Oshkosh Airport Products, Medtec Ambulance, Jerr-Dan towing and recovery vehicles, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles mobile medical units and Frontline Communications broadcast vehicles.

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