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PostSubject: polaris new production facility   Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:45 pm

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[center]Addition of a new production facility will provide needed capacity and flexibility to support growth as well as close proximity to key customers


MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2015) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced plans to build a new production facility in Huntsville, Alabama to provide additional capacity and flexibility as the company continues to experience rapid growth. Located Southwest of Huntsville City Center, the 600,000 square-foot facility will focus on off-road vehicle production.

Polaris selected Huntsville due to its skilled workforce, history of technology and innovation, existing utility infrastructure, and strong local and state resources supporting economic development. The 453-acre Huntsville site offers Polaris close proximity to its key customer base in the Southeast U.S. and strong logistics network.

“This new facility will complement our already strong and growing North American manufacturing footprint by reducing pressure on our existing facilities and enable each to remain focused on their current product lines as we continue to meet the demand for our innovative, quality products.” said Ken Pucel, Executive Vice President of Operations, Engineering, and Lean, Polaris Industries Inc. “We are grateful to the city of Huntsville and the state of Alabama for their support as we invest in our shared future.”

Polaris will design and develop a lean and flexible facility to drive continuous improvement from the start. The new plant in Alabama will become part of our North American plant network and will reduce complexity within the existing plant network and enable logistics optimization. The facility will have multiple assembly lines providing flexibility to quickly replenish demand and support continued product innovations. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, the plant will support several core processes including, vehicle assembly, chassis and body painting, welding, fabrication and injection molding. At full capacity, the site will employ at least 1,700 people.

“I am honored to welcome Polaris Industries to Alabama,” said Governor Robert Bentley. “The Alabama workforce, our business climate and our quality of life continue to make Alabama extremely attractive to companies. I am confident that Polaris will soon experience the same type of success that other companies in Alabama have already experienced. Alabama’s success in advanced manufacturing is a result of the state’s successful Accelerate Alabama plan, and Polaris’ off-road vehicle production strategy fits perfectly within our manufacturing goals. Today’s announcement will create at least 1,700 well-paying jobs in Huntsville. I look forward to the completion of this state of the art facility next year, and a continued partnership with Polaris.”

Polaris will break ground on the Huntsville facility in the first quarter of 2015 with completion slated for early in the second quarter of 2016. Production will begin shortly thereafter.

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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:42 pm

Home sweet home! I need to get a PT job there for the employee discounts. thatsright
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:02 pm

Now if they would quit having parts made in China,they may have a better machine.
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:31 pm

That is very good news! We have spy's down there...... thatsright

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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:56 pm

I wish they would of come to Chattanooga.i already get to see the new stuff at the vw plant.polaris would be better ....every manufacturing plant always needs a good locksmith.
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:02 am

Yep see if they need a inspector. Damn near in the backyard where the plant is going.
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:21 pm

Wonder what machines they'll be building there. Maybe the 900's?

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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:43 pm

First thing I said when I heard this was maybe our dealers won't take so long to get parts lol... Be nice if we could go down the the plant on thurday afternoon before we head out for a ride to pick up those last min parts...
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:57 pm

I wonder if it's got something to do with pro armor....since polaris just bought them out ....never know
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:43 pm

Does this mean we can get part faster when they break??
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:09 pm

no it means they will kill the company and keep making you buy their china stuff roflmao
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:51 am

I know the new distribution warehouse an hour from me has made a difference in how quickly parts show up for us in this part of ohio
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:11 am

Gunny exactly how does building a facility in Alabama turn into buying from China?....have they sold Alabama??
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:19 am

Hollon wrote:
Gunny exactly how does building a facility in Alabama turn into buying from China?....have they sold Alabama??
I was referring to them purchasing pro armor, which makes many of the same type things that Polaris has made in china, bumpers , winch mounts and so on, it would not be the first time a mega company like Polaris purchased a smaller competitor business just to shut it down and end it competing with their products.
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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:06 pm

GunRunner wrote:
Hollon wrote:
Gunny exactly how does building a facility in Alabama turn into buying from China?....have they sold Alabama??
I was referring to them purchasing pro armor, which makes many of the same type things that Polaris has made in china, bumpers , winch mounts and so on, it would not be the first time a mega company like Polaris purchased a smaller competitor business just to shut it down and end it competing with their products.

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"Pro Armor will continue to operate as a distinct brand and the operations will remain in Riverside. Both Polaris and Pro Armor will continue to develop independent product plans while leveraging development, sourcing and distribution capabilities."



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PostSubject: Re: polaris new production facility   Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:49 pm

Good to know! No jobs will be lost
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