Companies in the News: Ariens Co. launches new concept store; Mosquito Joe supports malaria; American LandMaster plans new headquarters

May 18, 2017 -  By
Photo: Ariens Co.

Ariens Co. cut the ribbon on its new concept store in Brillion, Wisc. Photo: Ariens Co.

Ariens Co. hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at Brillion Power Equipment, the company’s new concept store. Ariens Co. Chairman and CEO Dan Ariens, Brillion Power Equipment Business Partner and Store Manager Mike Buboltz, Wisconsin State Assembly Rep. Ron Tusler, Brillion Mayor Gary Deiter and Ariens Co. representatives attended the event. The event featured a test riding area for zero-turn mowers, a chainsaw carver and a brat fry. The store is designed to gather customer feedback and retail best practice information for the Ariens and Gravely dealer base.

Mosquito Joe partnered with the United Nations foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight malaria. The company will solicit donations for and provide education about Nothing But Nets. For each $10 customer donation, Nothing But Nets will send an insecticide-treated bed net to a family in sub-Saharan Africa at risk of the disease. So far, the campaign has raised more than $60 million and delivered more than 10 million mosquito bed nets, as well as other malaria interventions and treatments.

American LandMastera manufacturer, designer and distributor of UTVs, plans to expand its operations in Indiana, which will create 67 new jobs by 2020. The company will invest more than $4 million to lease and equip an 112,000-square-foot space in Columbia city. The new facility will serve as the company’s headquarters and will help the company consolidate its manufacturing operations in Roseland, La., and Fort Wayne, Ind. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. will also offer the company up to $420,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $70,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plan.

About the Author:

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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