Bad Boy Mowers Expanding In Arkansas

Company will spend $2.5 million on a 274,000-square-foot expansion at its its Batesville factory and add 100 jobs.

BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Bad Boy Mowers announced Thursday that it will expand its Batesville factory and add 100 jobs.

The company said it would spend $2.5 million on the 274,000-square-foot expansion, which will be in a facility that used to house GDX Automotive.

The new workers will give Bad Boy a total of 270 employees in Arkansas.

The company manufactures, assembles and stores its mowers in several facilities in Batesville and Melbourne. With the new facility, Bad Boy will have more than 570,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space. The company wants to start using the new space by January.

The new center will serve as a distribution facility for orders placed through Tractor Supply Co., a major client of Bad Boy's.

Bad Boy makes five versions of zero-turn mowers, which are distributed in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Denmark, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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