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Batesville Lawn Mower Manufacturer to Take Over Former Boeing Plant

OCTOBER 30, 2006 - Posted at 1:10 p.m. CDT

 

MELBOURNE, AR - The maker of Bad Boy mowers has announced it will take over the former Boeing Company plant at Melbourne and use it as a production facility.

Boeing closed the plant in April, putting about 100 people out of work.  Batesville-based Bad Boy has purchased the 100,000 square-foot factory and convert it to produce Bad Boy's new multi-terrain vehicle.  The company is not sure yet about how many people will work at the factory.

Bad Boy produces 26 lines of zero-turning radius lawn mowers and is one of the fastest-growing mower companies in the country.  Vehicles produced at the Melbourne plant will be similar to the John Deere Gator and Kawasaki Mule.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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