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Wisconsin factory retools--from firetrucks to armored trucks
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Wisconsin factory retools--from firetrucks to armored trucks

Oshkosh Corp. in Oshkosh, Wisc. once focused on construction equipment and firetrucks, before the economic slowdown hit them hard. Now, a $3.2 billion contract from the military to build armored trucks known as M-ATVs, or mine-resistant, ambush-protected, all-terrain vehicles, has allowed them to hire 700 workers who were laid off in a Pa. plant. (Dana Hedgpeth/The Washington Post)

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