ARMSTRONG, Iowa -- Art's Way Manufacturing Inc. announces the first portable grain auger produced at its facility in Salem, S.D., has rolled off the assembly line and was delivered to Doug Ziegler Repair, Grainfield, Kan.



The company displayed the auger at the 3I show in Garden City, Kansas during the week of May 4.



Doug Ziegler of Doug Ziegler Repair, said, "We displayed an old Feterl auger next to the new Art's Way auger, and it was clear to see the Art's Way auger is built to the same quality standards as Feterl, and the new cage design is clearly an improvement."



J. Ward McConnell Jr., executive chairman of the board, said:



"At Art's Way, we are committed to helping farmers grow their business and do it more efficiently. By offering a complete line of 8", 10", 12" and 14" diameter Commercial Top Drive Augers as well as Commercial Swing and Galvanized Commercial Swing Drive Augers in lengths from 56 feet to over 120 feet, we are further demonstrating our continued leadership in the niche agricultural machinery and equipment sector. We not only custom manufacture and rebuild augers, we also carry a complete supply of replacement parts.



"We are fulfilling new orders every day, and expect to gain market share each quarter. As of May 8, 2009 our auger backlog stands at $1.5 million."



Art's Way manufactures and distributes farm machinery niche products including animal feed processing equipment, sugar beet defoliators and harvesters, land maintenance equipment, crop shredding equipment, plows, hay and forage equipment and top and bottom drive augers. After market service parts are also an important part of the Company's business. We have two wholly owned subsidiaries. Art's Way Vessels Inc. manufactures pressurized tanks and vessels; Art's Way Scientific Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories.



SOURCE: Art's Way Manufacturing Inc. via PR Newswire.