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Bad Boy Mowers Expands Batesville, Arkansas, Operations

Bad Boy Mowers plans to expand its operation in Batesville, Arkansas. The project is expected to create 300 jobs over the next five years.

The investment will include a new paint facility and shipping center and manufacturing equipment.

“Bad Boy is committed to growing our Batesville roots deeper than ever, while furthering our reputation of quality, value and performance across the USA,” said Peter Ballantyne, CEO of Bad Boy Mowers. “Through new jobs and state-of-the-art facilities, we are showing our industry, and the rest of the country, what Arkansas can do.”

Bad Boy Mowers manufactures and sells zero-turn mowers, sub-compact tractors, outdoor landscaping tools, parts and accessories. The company sells its products to various retailers and to more than 1,100 independent dealers nationwide.

“Bad Boy Mowers is a true Arkansas entrepreneurial success story. Founded in Batesville, the company has grown into a leading U.S. lawn mower manufacturer,” noted Clint O’Neal, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). “In Arkansas, entrepreneurs can dream up a business and know they have the opportunity to run a successful company. Bad Boy Mowers has created a thriving business that has created hundreds of jobs for Arkansans as well as top-of-the-line lawn equipment for Americans.”

“We are excited to share in the celebration with Bad Boy on their announcement of yet another major expansion in Batesville,” added Crystal Johnson, president and CEO of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. “This investment reaffirms their dedication and commitment to continued growth in Independence County and the State of Arkansas.”

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