BATESVILLE, AR—Bad Boy Mowers is expanding its assembly operations here. The company will invest approximately $7.8 million in a 68,000 square-foot property across from its existing factory. The company plans to add approximately 160 new jobs in the future.
GOODYEAR, AZ—Sub-Zero Group Inc. is adding 280,000 square feet to its assembly plant here, bringing the total manufacturing space to 700,000 square feet. The company also expects to add another 100 jobs over the next five years.
OTTAWA, OH—Whirlpool’s freezer assembly plant here is an example of having an opportunity and making the most of it. The appliance manufacturer bought the factory in 2009 after its previous owner, W.C. Wood, shut it down and laid off the workforce.
As the North American manufacturing landscape continues to evolve, companies are constantly facing pressures to keep up with growing competition. Agility is crucial as manufacturers manage complex issues like controlling escalating costs and managing a dynamic workforce; all while dealing with pressures to implement a better, more efficient way of manufacturing. Senior leaders are, now more than ever, seeking answers to their daily challenges before they erode profitability.