Arctic Cat Building Engines In U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Snowmobile maker Arctic Cat Inc. says it will begin manufacturing some of its own snowmobile engines in St. Cloud beginning after the 2014 model year.

Currently, Suzuki Motor Corp. supplies all engines for Arctic Cat's snowmobiles.

Suzuki will continue to supply the company with engine parts to service existing engines after the 2014 model year.

Arctic Cat Chairman and CEO Christopher Twomey says the change was part of an effort by the company to gain more control over its products and enhance its ability to meet regulatory and performance requirements.

The company has been building engines for all-terrain vehicles at the St. Cloud facility since 2007. 

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