|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2009
|For More Information, Contact:
Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations
Appoints Roger Murdock As Director Of Sales & Marketing
ARMSTRONG, Iowa, September 21, 2009 – Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of niche agricultural machinery, equipment and services, is pleased to announce the Company has hired Roger S. Murdock as Director of Sales & Marketing.
Murdock brings more than 30 years of sales, customer support and marketing experience in the agricultural and farm equipment industry. His leadership will further enhance Art’s Way Manufacturing strategy to provide niche farm machinery products with a superior customer experience. He will be responsible for maximizing all the diverse product offerings of Art’s Way into an easy and profitable distribution through the current and an expanded dealer network.
Murdock was formerly Division Manager with Claas of America where he was responsible for operations, customer support, sales, and marketing. Prior to that position, Murdock spent 10 years with Miller St. Nazianz as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During his time with Miller St. Nazianz, he significantly increased sales productivity, contributing to substantial growth in business and enterprise revenue. Murdock sits on the Board of Directors of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association.
J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board, said, “Roger is a proven leader with considerable experience developing strong customer-focused sales organizations. We all look forward to the benefits Roger’s dedication to customer-centric values and teamwork will bring to Art’s-Way, our dealers and their customers.”
Roger Murdock commented, “In the current economic times dealers are looking for a way to increase income within their dealerships and Art’s-Way will provide the products to increase a dealer’s niche market opportunities. I am extremely pleased to be joining an organization with such a long and storied history as Art’s Way. The diverse and unique products which Art’s Way manufactures makes this a wonderful opportunity.”
About Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc.
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.
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This news release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements of anticipated future results are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results, customer demand for the Company’s products, domestic and international economic conditions, the management of growth and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ markedly from management’s expectations. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements.