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ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING CLOSES ACQUISITION OF AGRO TREND, A DIVISION OF ROJAC INDUSTRIES, INC.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information, Contact:
JUNE 26, 2013 Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations
830-669-2466

Acquisition Enables The Company To Add Ag Product Mix In Canada And The U.S. And Deliver Greater Shareholder Value

ARMSTRONG, IOWA, June 26, 2013 – Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery, equipment and services is pleased to announce they have closed the acquisition of the assets of Agro Trend, a division of Rojac Industries, Inc. of Clifford, Ontario, Canada. A new entity was formed, Art’s Way Manufacturing International, LTD. Art’s Way Manufacturing will lease the facility in Clifford, Ontario and plans on continuing manufacturing, marketing and sales from the Canadian location.

As previously announced, Rojac Industries, Inc. was to sell to Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. the operating assets of its Agro Trend Manufacturing division, an agricultural machinery distributor and manufacturer of snow blowers, trailers, and running gears. This is a strategic purchase to increase distribution of Art’s Way products into Canada. Products that are being targeted for Canadian growth would include our forage equipment, grinders, and manure spreaders.

J. Ward McConnell Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors said, “We are pleased to complete this valuable acquisition and we believe the new product mix and dealer network in Canada will provide us with valuable operations capabilities and synergy opportunities. This acquisition provides us an international footprint and these kinds of investments are a key component of our long-term growth plan and our ability to deliver greater shareholder value”.

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, 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, and modular animal confinement buildings and laboratories. After-market service parts are also an important part of the Company’s business. The Company has three reporting segments: agricultural products pressurized tanks and vessels and modular buildings.

 

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations

830-669-2466

jim@jdcreativeoptions.com

www.jdcreativeoptions.com

Or visit the Company’s website at www.artsway-mfg.com/

Cautionary Statements

This news release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements made in this release that are not strictly statements of historical facts, including: (i) our beliefs regarding the opportunities presented by the acquisition of Agro Trend; (ii) our expectations regarding the contributions of the Agro Trend acquisition to our long-term growth plan; (iii) our expectations regarding the sale of our products in the Canadian market; and (iv) our expectations regarding the delivery of shareholder value, are forward-looking statements. 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 our products, including those produced by Agro Trend; domestic and international economic conditions; factors affecting the strength of the agricultural sector; the cost of raw materials; the management of growth; the availability of investment opportunities; unexpected problems or delays with the integration of Agro Trend operations; and other factors detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ markedly from management’s expectations. Art’s Way cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update forward-looking statements other than as required by law.

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Introducing 6530 Grinder Mixer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 6, 2013

 

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High Performance 6530 Grinder/Mixer

Achieve supreme feed quality with the high performance 6530 Grinder/Mixer from Art’s Way Mfg.

Take control; improve feed grinding by adjustment of the space between the lower wear plate and the hammers. This allows using a larger screen reducing draw on tractor HP. A larger 36 gallon hydraulic tank dissipates heat, decreasing fluid temperatures which maximizes tractor HP. Make all hydraulic adjustments from a consolidated valve bank.

Move more feed faster with bigger, better discharge capabilities – increased gate opening, longer 12 ft. discharge auger tube and additional 60⁰ height setting on discharge auger tube cylinder.

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, and modular animal confinement buildings and laboratories. After-market service parts are also an important part of the Company’s business. The Company has three reporting segments: agricultural products; pressurized tanks and vessels; and modular buildings.

For More Information, Contact: Sales Department
sales@artsway-mfg.com
712-864-3131

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ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING EXPANDS SALES AND MARKETING EFFORTS BY ATTENDING 7 DIFFERENT SUMMER AG TRADE SHOWS IN 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 3, 2013

Summer Trade Shows are in the United States, Canada and Europe

ARMSTRONG, IOWA, June 3, 2013 – Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc., (NASDAQ:ARTW) a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery, equipment and services is proud to announce it is expanding its sales and marketing efforts by attending and presenting at 7 agricultural shows in the Summer of 2013.

Date Show Location
June 5-7, 2013 World Pork Expo Des Moines, IA
July 22-25 The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Show Builth Wells, Wales, UK
Aug 6-8, 2013 Empire Farm Days Seneca Falls, NY
Aug 13-15, 2013 Ag Progress Days State College, PA
Aug 20-22, 2013 Dakota Fest 2013 Mitchell, SD
Aug 21-22, 2013 North Am. Manure Expo London Ont., Canada
Aug 27-29, 2013 Farm Progress Show Decatur, IL

 

J. Ward McConnell Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors said, “Trade shows are and have been our sales and marketing bread and butter for many years. It is an ideal opportunity to meet dealers and customers and really listen to their needs and desires as well as display our latest models and upgrades. This Summer we will be attending shows in 5 agricultural oriented states in the US, Canada and the premier European Ag equipment show – The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Show in Wales, UK.”

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, and modular animal confinement buildings and laboratories. After-market service parts are also an important part of the Company’s business. The Company has three reporting segments: agricultural products; pressurized tanks and vessels; and modular buildings.

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations

830-669-2466 jim@jdcreativeoptions.com

www.jdcreativeoptions.com

Or visit the Company’s website at www.artsway-mfg.com

This news release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements made in this release that are not strictly statements of historical facts, including: (i) our beliefs with respect to the current state of the agricultural sector of the economy and (ii) our expectations for growth, are forward-looking statements. 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 cost of raw materials, the management of growth, the availability of investment opportunities, and other factors 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.

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