ARMSTRONG, Iowa, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — During the 63rd Annual Fall Convention, October 21-25, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association elected Marc McConnell, Art’s Way Manufacturing Co. (NASDAQ:ARTW), as the 62nd President of the Association. McConnell has served on the Association’s Board since 2007.
McConnell serves as the Vice Chairman of Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc., headquartered in Armstrong, IA, a diversified manufacturer of sugar beet harvesters, grinder-mixers, hay and forage equipment, manure spreaders, graders, plows, grain augers, and other farm equipment, in addition to the products of its non-agricultural subsidiaries which include pressure vessels, modular laboratories, snow blowers, and carbide cutting tools with seven factories in Iowa, Ohio, and Ontario. Art’s Way has been a member of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association since 1961.
In addition to his role at Art’s Way, McConnell also serves as Chairman of West Town Savings Bank, President of Bauer Corporation, Babcock Co., Inc., and Adamson Global Technology Corp., Vice-Chairman of McConnell Holdings, Inc., and Director of Mountain Aircraft Services, Inc. He is also Past President of the American Ladder Institute, the Lenoir County Manufacturer’s Association, among other civic associations, foundations, and boards. McConnell is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and is a graduate of Cornell University.
McConnell will host the Association’s 2014 Spring Management Clinic in San Antonio, April 6-9, and the 2014 Fall Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 4-7, where his term as President will conclude.
About Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association
The Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association is an international not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 315 manufacturers of specialized farm equipment, more than 300 industry supplier companies and 37 marketing firms. Founded in 1950, the Association is headquarter at 1000 Executive Parkway, Suite 100, St. Louis, Missouri. For more information about the Association, please visit FarmEquip.org.
About Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc.
Art’s Way manufactures and distributes farm machinery and niche products including animal feed processing equipment, sugar beet defoliators and harvesters, land maintenance equipment, crop shredding equipment, round hay balers, plows, hay and forage equipment, manure spreaders, reels for combines and swathers, and top and bottom drive augers, as well as pressurized tanks and vessels, modular animal confinement buildings and laboratories and specialty tools and inserts. After-market service parts are also an important part of the Company’s business. The Company has four reporting segments: agricultural products; pressurized tanks and vessels; modular buildings; and tools.
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