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Retooling in the face of a recession

Oshkosh Corp. won a long-shot $3.2 billion contracting deal to build a 24,700-pound armored truck for the front lines of Afghanistan. The deal helped Oshkosh successfully retool their company during a threatening economic recession.

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Pentagon contract raises questions by saving jobs
Article | OSHKOSH, WIS. -- Just as the recession was threatening the Oshkosh Corp. with ruin, after builders stopped ordering drywall lifters and cement mixers, and cities stopped buying fire engines and garbage trucks, the little-known specialty truck company went after a long-shot Pentagon contract.

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