Art's Way Manufacturing Co. Inc., (NASDAQ: ARTW) a leading manufacturer and distributor of farm machinery in the U.S. and internationally, announces it will be moving its top and bottom drive auger production from Salem, S.D., to its newest facility in West Union, Iowa.
J. Ward McConnell Jr., executive chairman of the Board of Directors said, "This move is just one of the operational opportunities this facility provides us. It will allow for increased production of our auger line and better utilization of the 200,000 square-foot facility we purchased in 2010.
“It will help us consolidate our material movement and allow us to ramp up staffing with the skilled workforce in the West Union area. While we regret leaving Salem, S.D., we believe this will provide us an outstanding opportunity to better serve our customers, better control costs utilizing our more modern and updated production facilities and increase shareholder value."
About Art's Way Manufacturing
Art's Way manufactures and distributes farm machinery niche products including animal feed processing equipment, sugar beet defoliators and harvesters, land maintenance equipment, crop shredding equipment, round hay bailers, plows, hay and forage equipment, manure spreaders and top and bottom drive augers. After-market service parts are also an important part of the Company's business. The Company has two wholly owned subsidiaries. Art's Way Vessels, Inc. manufactures pressurized tanks and vessels; Art's Way Scientific, Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories.