LITTLE ROCK — A Batesville company that manufactures riding lawn mowers and utility vehicles said Wednesday it will add more than 200 jobs over the next three to five years.
Bad Boy Mowers said it has completed a $7.5 million expansion of its 650,000 square-foot plant in Batesville that will allow it to produce a new series of multi-terrain vehicles. The vehicles will be made by an affiliate company, Intimidator Inc.
The Intimidator series features a 1,600-pound payload and a 2,100-pound towing capacity, the company said. It presented the first Intimidator multi-terrain vehicle to Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson on Wednesday.
The company said it is adding 10 new models of multi-terrain and utility terrain vehicles, bringing the total number it produces to 16.
The company said the expansion will bring its total employment in Arkansas to 550.
Bad Boy Mowers began operating in Diaz in 1998 and opened its Batesville location in 2002. Intimidator Inc. was established in 2011.
Its products are available through dealers nationwide, as well as in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.