Ariens Company Investing $38 Million to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Lincoln County

Ariens Company officials announced Thursday that the company will invest $38 million to locate its new manufacturing and warehouse facility in Lincoln County, Tennessee, according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TDEC).

Founded in 1933 and headquartered in Brillion, Wisconsin, AriensCo has been a leader in the outdoor power equipment industry for nearly 90 years. The brand offers both lawn and garden and snow removal equipment, which is available at many independent power equipment dealers in North America and Europe.

“We’re excited to add Fayetteville, Tennessee, to the places we call home. AriensCo isn’t just a power equipment company, we’re a fifth-generation family business of passionate people dedicated to astounding our customers,” Ariens Company Chairman and CEO Dan Ariens said in a statement. “We are thrilled to bring employees from the Fayetteville area into the family business. This strategic location will bring more of our products to our dealer partners in the fast-growing southern U.S. We owe a special thank you to Governor Lee, and the city, county and state economic development folks who have been incredible to work with. Tennessee’s people are nothing short of amazing.”

“Tennessee is defined by the brands that call our state home, so we are proud to add AriensCo to the roster of global companies doing business in the Volunteer State,” TDEC Commissioner Bob Rolfe said in a statement. “We appreciate AriensCo’s significant investment in Lincoln County and believe that Fayetteville will be the ideal location for Ariens as it expands its manufacturing footprint to Tennessee.”

The company will create 369 new jobs in Fayetteville as the company establishes operations in the former Direct Coil Building, according to TDEC.

“AriensCo’s decision to invest in Tennessee will ensure opportunities for Lincoln County residents to thrive and leave a lasting impact on rural Tennessee’s economy,” Governor Bill Lee said in a statement. “I thank the company for expanding operations in our state and look forward to their success.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Bill Lee” by Bob Rolfe.  



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2 Thoughts to “Ariens Company Investing $38 Million to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Lincoln County”

  1. F. Scott Baker

    Ariens is one of the select few manufacturers that have a history of providing their workers and their community with a better economic reach . Lincoln County is very fortunate.

  2. 83ragtop50

    And what does this cost Tennessee taxpayers?

    I hear crickets.