Oshkosh Corp. opening Innovation Center in Strip District

Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK), named after the Wisconsin town from which it has grown into a significant public company manufacturing fire trucks and a wide variety of what it calls “mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment,” is working to establish a new Pittsburgh presence on Smallman Street.

The company, which generated $8.2 billion in net sales in 2022, has its name on Oxford Development Co.’s Factory 26 tech flex property in the Strip and is shooting to open what will be a new Innovation Center there in June…

The company has leased about 17,000 square feet in the building, a mature warehouse building that Oxford invested to upgrade into a new tech flex property, seeking to capitalize on the influx of robotics, autonomous vehicle companies and artificial intelligence firms setting up in what’s become known as Robotics Row.