Bad Boy Mowers Unveils Expansion Plans in Batesville

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Bad Boy Mowers, a manufacturer of zero-turn mowers, this morning announced plans to expand its operations in Batesville.  The company will expand in a 274,000-square-foot facility, which was formerly home to GDX Automotive.  Bad Boy, headquartered in Batesville, will invest $2.5 million and add 100 positions at the new facility, bringing total employment at the company to more than 270 people in Arkansas.  The company manufactures, assembles and stores its mowers in several facilities comprising more than 300,000 square feet in both Batesville and Melbourne.  With the addition of the former GDX facility, Bad Boy will have more than 570,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space.

The new facility will be used as a distribution facility for orders placed through Tractor Supply Company, one of Bad Boy's major clients.

Bad Boy was established in Diaz (Jackson County) in 1998, and has experienced several expansions since that time as demand for its product has increased.

The company currently manufactures five versions of zero-turn mowers, which are available through dealers throughout the U.S., as well as Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Bad Boy plans to begin distribution in the new facility by January of 2009.