Machinery Chatter
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Feb 10, 2015 04:09 PM CST

Polaris Industries Inc. is breaking ground on a new manufacturing facility outside Huntsville, Ala. The 600,000-square-foot plant, on 453 acres will produce the Polaris Ranger line of side-by-side off-road vehicles.

"The Southeast is a major market for Polaris off-road vehicles so it only made sense to build our new plant near the heart of the market," a spokesperson told me about the company's $142 million capital investment.

The facility gives Polaris an important increase in production capacity as the company experiences rapid growth. Sales rose 19% in 2014, compared to 2013 totaling $4.479 billion. The company hired 1,800 employees last ...

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