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COMMERCIAL FORAGE BOX ADDED TO HAY & FORAGE LINEUP

Art's Way Commercial Forage BoxCombining size with strength, Art’s Way’s new heavy-duty commercial forage box is designed with the commercial farmer and livestock producer in mind.

“The new forage box has a rugged, robust design, the materials it’s made of are chosen for their durability,” said Guadalupe Diaz, design sales engineer at Art’s Way. “It will provide years of trouble free life.”

Stable, smooth ride

The forage box is designed for a stable, smooth ride as well. The chassis features three-ply springs for excellent stability when going up a hillside or along a highway. Cross members are integrated into both walls of the frame to eliminate twisting action.

In extremely wet conditions, 52-inch axle spacing accommodates larger tires with adequate clearance to prevent mud from locking up the tires.

A modified center spring rocker allows 50 percent more axle movement compared to conventional over-the-road spring ride systems found under competing boxes. Drum brakes on all four wheels deliver unsurpassed stopping capability. Hydraulically actuated, the brakes can be used with tractor brake valves or standard tractor remote.

A swivel hitch with adjustable height fits any drawbar configuration. An approximate 2,800-lb hitch weight when empty provides exceptionally smooth trailing and handling as well as eliminates drawbar “slapping” when loading the wagon from back to front.

Space between the chassis and the forage box was kept at a minimum to maintain a low center of gravity for better handling.

The forage box is an all-welded design for greater strength and features #4 polished stainless steel sides. Not only is the stainless steel much stronger than a corrugated steel design, it doesn’t rust in the acidic environment of forage harvest.

Made from ¾-inch Densilite poly, the floor is impervious to moisture and acid and expands and contract very little. The floor is fastened to the frame with stainless steel hardware. Epoxy primer extends the life of painted components.

The new commercial forage box has both front and rear unload.

Commercial Forage BoxThe front unload system has four aggressive spiral-type beater bars with long tines to deliver controlled crop flow and prevent the cross apron from filling during loading. This system allows more filling in the forage box front area.

Spring-loaded beater drive chains and apron chains make for smooth action. Greasable beater bearings are banked together for easy maintenance and long life.

An optional cross apron extension is integrated into front unload system with a sequence valve for automatic and convenient operation, preventing the cross apron from moving with the extension in transport position.

The scale option provides 4 point measuring for high accuracy product tracking. A hydraulic rear tailgate opens automatically when rear unload hydraulics are engaged. It pivots up away from crop to ensure unhindered discharge of material. Oil lines to rear unload are 3/4 –inch to provide high-speed discharge. Depending upon tractor capability, unloading can be done in 60 seconds or less.

The tailgate functions completely on hydraulics, eliminating the need for a latching mechanism. Poly bushings on the pivot arm provide a low maintenance durable connection for operation.

For more information about its new commercial forage box, please contact Art’s Way via phone, email 1-712-864-3131 • sales@artsway-mfg.com

HIGH DUMP CART IS DESIGNED TO SPEED UP BEET HARVEST

Art's Way 9016BT High Dump CartThe new 9016-BT High Dump Cart from Art’s Way was specifically designed to boost efficiency during the beet harvest.

The 9016-BT wheel base is set so the tires can run through the field without damaging unlifted beets.  The 15-inch wide tires, centered on 132 inches, straddle six rows of beets.  The cart features a large, 20-ton capacity and can be easily set to dump to the left or right side.  When combined, these features allow the 9016-BT to be pulled alongside the 6812D Harvester using a High Speed Defoliator when opening and dump back to the left when full.  This allows the harvester to run at a much more continuous pace, greatly reducing the amount of lost time.

The walking tandem is designed with 20 degree of total rotation for smooth transport over uneven terrain.  The cart is available with a scale system that includes a Wi-Fi antenna.  The Wi-Fi antenna allows the harvester operator to instantly monitor the load from any smart device.  This feature is very helpful when trying to maximize truck loads.

“The 9016-BT Cart was designed specifically for the beet harvest.” said Neil Whitman, a sales engineer at Art’s Way. “We worked directly with customers and dealers to get the most out of this design.  Improving efficiency without sacrificing durability was our main goal.”

Other features of the 9016-BT include a heavy duty, height adjustable, pivoting 2-inch hitch and three-position telescoping tongue. For safety, rear and side LED marker lights are standard.

In addition to sugar beets, the high dump cart can also be used for edible beans, peanuts, cotton, corn and soybeans.

The 9016-BT High Dump Cart is ruggedly built and easy to maintain for years of trouble-free use.

The new 9016-BT High Dump Cart by Art’s Way is competitively priced to make it a worthwhile investment for your beet operation.

For more information about the 9016-BT High Dump Cart, please contact Art’s Way via phone, email 1-712-864-3131 • sales@artsway-mfg.com

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Art’s Way Mfg. Announces Year End 2014 Financial Results

Conference Call Scheduled For Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 10:00 AM CT

ARMSTRONG, IOWA, January 27, 2015 – Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a diversified, international manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving agricultural, research, water treatment and steel cutting needs, announces its financial results for the year ended November 30, 2014.

In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM CT. J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of Art’s Way Manufacturing, Marc McConnell, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Art’s Way Manufacturing, Carrie Majeski, President, Chief Executive Officer of Art’s Way Manufacturing, and Dan Palmer, President of Art’s Way Scientific will be leading the call to discuss the year-end 2014 financial results and will also provide an outlook for 2015.

What: Art’s Way Manufacturing year-end 2014 Financial Results.
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:00 AM CT.
How: Live via phone by dialing (800) 624-7038. Code: Art’s Way Manufacturing. Participants to the conference call should call in at least 5 minutes prior to the start time. A replay of the call will be archived on the Company’s website for 12 months.
www.artsway-mfg.com

For the Year Ended 
(Consolidated)
November 30, 
2014
November 30, 
2013
Change
Sales $ 36,170,000 $ 34,227,000 5.7%
Operating Income $ 1,665,000 $ 1,817,000 -8.4%
Net Income $ 935,000 $ 1,551,000 -39.7%
EPS (Basic) $ 0.23 $ 0.38 -39.5%
EPS (Diluted) $ 0.23 $ 0.38 -39.5%
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:    
Basic   4,047,796 4,039,530
Diluted   4,052,703 4,049,791


Sales:
 Consolidated sales increased 5.7%, from $34,227,000 in fiscal year 2013 to $36,170,000 in fiscal year 2014. This increase was largely due to the revenues from our acquisition of Ohio Metal Tools in September 2013. The added sales of our Tools segment were somewhat offset by decreased sales at our Vessels and Modular Buildings segments.

Income: Total operating income decreased from $1,817,000 in fiscal year 2013 to $1,665,000 in fiscal year 2014, while net income for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2014 decreased from $1,551,000 to $935,000, a decrease of 39.7%. This decrease is largely attributable to the gain on sale of land in fiscal 2013 of $630,000.

Earnings per Share: Earnings per basic and diluted share for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2014 were $0.23, a decrease of $0.15 from the fiscal year 2013 earnings per basic and diluted share.

Chairman of the Art’s Way Board of Directors, J. Ward McConnell Jr., reports,

“Our core agricultural product lines are poised for growth in 2015. We are excited about our new agricultural product launches scheduled in 2015 that will satisfy a wider range of customer needs. We also believe the strength in the current livestock markets will drive sales growth in our various product lines that serve the industry. We have increased distribution points throughout the continental United States, and we are excited about the opportunities to increase our agricultural export sales in fiscal 2015.”

 

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, 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.

For more information contact:
Carrie Majeski, Chief Executive Officer
712-864-3131
investorrelations@artsway-mfg.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 expectations regarding the strength of the agricultural and livestock markets; (ii) our expectations regarding future results, product offerings and markets; and (iii) the benefits of our growth strategy and business model, 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: obstacles related to the integration of our acquired companies; economic conditions that affect demand for our products; the ability of our suppliers to meet our demands for raw materials and component parts; our ability to predict and meet the demands of each market in which our segments operate; our ability to predict and respond to any seasonal fluctuations in demand; unexpected delays in product launches; the cost of raw materials; and other factors detailed from time to time in our 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. We do not intend to update forward-looking statements other than as required by law.

 

Art’s Way Mfg. Announces Cash Dividend on the Company’s Common Stock

ARMSTRONG, IOWA, January 26, 2015 – Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc., (NASDAQ:ARTW) a diversified, international manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving agricultural, research, steel cutting and water treatment needs, announces the Board of Directors of the Company approved a cash dividend on the Company’s common stock. The dividend of $0.05 per share is payable on March 2, 2015 to shareholders of record on February 12, 2015.

“Our Board of Directors has decided to review our dividends on a semi-annual basis due to the challenging beginning of our 2014 fiscal year. We had a strong second half of fiscal 2014, and we are very pleased to continue our legacy of dividend payouts to our shareholders at this time. We believe the Company is well positioned for a successful 2015 and will again review our dividend position in the third fiscal quarter of this year. We would like to thank our loyal shareholders for their continued support.”
J. Ward McConnell Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

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, 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.

For more information, including an archived version of the conference call, contact: Carrie Majeski, Chief Executive Officer

712-864-3131
investorrelations@artsway-mfg.com
Or visit the Company’s website at www.artsway-mfg.com

ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Conference Call Scheduled For Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM CT

 

ARMSTRONG, IOWA, October 7, 2014 – Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a diversified, international manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving agricultural, research, water treatment and steel cutting needs, announces its financial results for the three and nine months ended August 31, 2014.

 

In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM CT. J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of Art’s Way Manufacturing, Marc H. McConnell, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Art’s Way Manufacturing, and Carrie Majeski, President, Chief Executive Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer will be leading the call to discuss the third quarter financial results and will also provide an outlook for the balance of 2014.

 

What: Art’s Way Manufacturing Third Quarter and Year to Date 2014 Financial Results.

 

When: Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:00 AM CT.

 

How: Live via phone by dialing (800) 624-7038. Code: Art’s Way Manufacturing. Participants to the conference call should call in at least 5 minutes prior to the start time. A replay of the call will be archived on the Company’s website for 12 months. www.artsway-mfg.com.

For the Three Months Ended
(Consolidated)
August 31, 2014 August 31, 2013 Change
Net Sales $ 11,585,000 $ 9,350,000 23.9%
Operating Income $ 908,000 $ 54,000 1581.5%
Net Income $ 558,000 $ 26,000 2046.2%
EPS (Basic) $ 0.14 $ 0.01 1300.0%
EPS (Diluted) $ 0.14 $ 0.01 1300.0%
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:
Basic 4,048,552 4,041,682
Diluted 4,053,129 4,057,773

 

For the Nine Months Ended
(Consolidated)
August 31, 2014 August 31, 2013 Change
Net Sales $ 27,291,000 $ 27,016,000 1.0%
Operating Income $ 1,057,000 $ 1,566,000 -32.5
Net Income $ 553,000 $ 1,360,000 -59.3%
EPS (Basic) $ 0.14 $ 0.34 -58.8%
EPS (Diluted) $ 0.14 $ 0.34 -58.8%
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:
Basic 4,047,544 4,038,118
Diluted 4,053,152 4,050,819

 

Net Sales:

 

Our consolidated corporate sales for the three- and nine-month periods ended August 31, 2014 were $11,585,000 and $27,291,000, respectively, compared to $9,350,000 and $27,016,000 during the same respective periods in 2013, a $2,234,000 or 23.9%, increase for the quarter and a $275,000 or 1.0% increase year-to-date. The increase in revenue for the three month period ended August 31, 2014 was primarily due to increases in revenue at Manufacturing and revenues generated from our new tools segment, formed following the acquisition of Ohio Metals in the fourth quarter of 2013. For the nine-month period ended August 31, 2014, Manufacturing, Vessels and Scientific each experienced a decline in revenue, which was offset by the addition of revenue generated from Metals. Consolidated gross profit margin for the three- and nine-month periods ending August 31, 2014 was 23.3% and 23.3% compared to 18.5% and 24.7% during the same periods of 2013.

 

 

 

Manufacturing:

 

Our third quarter sales at Manufacturing were $9,362,000, compared to $8,005,000 during the same period of 2013, an increase of $1,357,000, or 17.0%. The nine-month sales for 2014 at Manufacturing were $21,366,000, compared to $22,727,000 for the same period in 2013, a 6.0% decrease. The decrease in revenue year to date is primarily due to decreased demand for the Universal Harvester reels and reduced sugar beet harvester sales in fiscal 2014 as compared to 2013, but was offset somewhat by sales from our acquisition of certain Canadian assets from Agro Trend and increased demand for our grinder mixers. Manufacturing’s gross margin for the quarter ended August 31, 2014 was 25.0%, compared to 19.4% for the same period in 2013. For the year to date period ending August 31, 2014 gross margin was 24.8% as compared to 24.3% in the same period for 2013.

 

 

 

Vessels:

 

Our three- and nine-months sales at Vessels were $606,000 and $1,504,000, respectively, compared to $635,000 and $1,671,000 for the same periods in 2013, a decrease of $29,000, or 4.5% and $166,000, or 9.9%. Gross margin for the quarter ended August 31, 2014 was 6.8% compared to 16.4% for the same period in 2013. Gross margin for the nine-months ended August 31, 2014 was 6.4% as compared to 10.0% for the first nine-months of fiscal 2013.

 

 

Scientific:

 

Our third fiscal quarter and year-to-date sales at Scientific were $820,000 and $1,818,000, respectively, compared to $710,000 and $2,618,000 for the same periods in fiscal 2013, an increase of $111,000, or 15.6% and a decrease of $800,000, or 30.5%, respectively. The year to date decrease was primarily attributable to the 2013 first quarter finalization of an approximately $7 million fabrication and delivery contract executed in January 2012 and an approximately $1.7 million installation contract executed in April 2012. Scientific was hired to design, fabricate, and install twenty-four modular units over the course of approximately one year for one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions. Scientific uses the percentage of completion accounting method to calculate revenue and gross margins for all contracts. Gross margin for the quarter ended August 31, 2014 was 20.2% compared to 10.1% for the same period in 2013, while gross margin for the nine-month period ended August 31, 2014 was 15.5% as compared to 37.3% for the same period in 2013. The margins reported in first two quarters of 2013 were a result of the finalization of costs as compared to estimates on the major projects described above and did not reflect normal operating margin for the business. The lower margin year to date for 2014 is primarily attributable to the lower revenue relative to steady overhead costs.

 

 

Metals:

 

Metals had sales of $797,000 and $2,603,000 for the three- and nine-months ended August 31, 2014, respectively. Gross margin at Metals was 19.8% for the third fiscal quarter, and 26.9% for the nine months ended August 31, 2014.

 

 

Income: Consolidated net income was $558,000 for the three-month period ended August 31, 2014, compared to a net income of $26,000 for the same respective period in 2013. This increase is due to increased operating income of $889,000 at our Manufacturing segment, but was offset by operating losses at our Vessels and Metals divisions. Our consolidated net income for the nine-month period ended August 31, 2014 was $553,000 as compared to $1,360,000 for the same period in 2013. The sale of land described previously and the 2014 year-to-date decrease in revenue at Scientific and Vessels account for the majority of this reduction, but were partially offset by incremental revenues at our new Metals entity.

 

 

Earnings per Share:

 

Earnings per basic and diluted share during the third fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2014 were $0.14 compared to $0.01for the same period during 2013. Earnings per basic and diluted share during the nine months ended August 31, 2014 were $0.14 compared to $0.34 for the same period in 2013. These changes were attributable to the changes in net income discussed above.

 

Chairman of the Art’s Way Board of Directors, J. Ward McConnell Jr., reports, “After a challenging first two quarters in fiscal 2014, we are pleased to show an increase in revenues on both a quarterly and year to date basis over the prior year. Our agricultural sales are strong, and we’ve seen an increase in backlog over last year in every segment. Our products serving the livestock and dairy sectors have been very strong and are providing the counter-cyclical strength and stability we seek during times of weak row-crop commodity prices.”

 

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, modular animal confinement buildings and laboratories and specialty tools and inserts. Aftermarket 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.

 

For more information, including an archived version of the conference call, contact: Carrie Majeski, Chief Executive Officer

 

712-864-3131

 

investorrelations@artsway-mfg.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 expectations regarding the benefits of our recent acquisitions; (ii) our beliefs regarding the strength of our agricultural sales and benefits of our product mix; and (iii) expectations regarding the fulfillment of backlog orders and future results 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; domestic and international economic conditions; factors affecting the strength of the agricultural sector; the cost of raw materials; the management of growth and integration of acquired assets; the availability of investment opportunities; unexpected changes to performance by our operating segments; and other factors detailed from time to time in our 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. We do not intend to update forward looking statements other than as required by law.

 

 

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ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE CALL TO REVIEW THIRD QUARTER AND YEAR TO DATE 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 2, 2014

Conference Call Scheduled For Thursday, October 9, 2014
at 10:00 AM CT

ARMSTRONG, IOWA, October 2, 2014 – Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), announces a conference call for Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM CT. Carrie Majeski, President, Chief Executive Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer, J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of Art’s Way Manufacturing, and Marc H. McConnell, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Art’s Way Manufacturing will be leading the call to discuss the third quarter and year to date financial results and will also provide an outlook for the balance of 2014.

What: Art’s Way Manufacturing Third Quarter and Year to Date 2014 Financial Results

When: Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:00 AM CT

How: Live via phone by dialing (800) 624-7038. Code: Art’s Way Manufacturing. Participants to the conference call should call in at least 5 minutes prior to the start time. A replay of the call will be archived on the Company’s website for 12 months. www.artsway-mfg.com

About Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., 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, 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Carrie Majeski
President, Chief Executive Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer
Art’s Way Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

investorrelations@artsway-mfg.com
Phone: 712-864-3131

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

 

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Art’s Way Scientific Inc., Announces Two Medical Research Contracts

Armstrong, Iowa, July 1, 2014 — Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), announces that Art’s Way Scientific, Inc (www.buildingsforscience.com) was awarded a sole source contract for a “High Output Swine Behavioral Unit” for the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural Nutritional Sciences Division. The testing unit, valued at $620,000, will support Dr. Ryan Dilgers work to study the nutritional effects of infant formula in brain development.

Art’s Way Scientific recently signed contracts for an additional $290,000 in business, including a swine research unit for Recombinetics, a company that develops genetic lines of swine bred to duplicate human diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Dan Palmer, President of Art’s Way Scientific said, “We are pleased by this uptick in business. The University of Illinois is a valued and repeat customer. These orders demonstrate the strength of our team and our unique capabilities within the Modular Animal Housing industry. These buildings fit our clients need’s perfectly because they create the ideal environment for swine, the research, and the people who work in them. Our ability to design, construct and install “ready to use” animal units in a short period of time, is a strong selling feature for us.”

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board, said, “We are beginning to see an increased interest for our modular buildings, particularly in the hog and dairy industries. As a result of these contracts and other bids in the pipeline, we are anticipating Art’s Way Scientific’s revenue, income, and gross margins to improve in the balance of fiscal 2014.”

About Art’s Way Scientific, Inc. – Building for Science –

Art’s Way Scientific, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc. It is recognized leading supplier of modular laboratories for biocontainment, animal husbandry science, public health, and food safety, hog and calf care and security requirements. Art’s Way Scientific custom designs, manufactures, delivers, and installs laboratories and research facilities to meet customers’ critical requirements. For more information, visit our website at www.buildingsforscience.com.

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, modular animal buildings and laboratories and specialty tools and inserts. Aftermarket 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.

For more information contact: Carrie Majeski, Chief Executive Officer

712-864-3131

investorrelations@artsway-mfg.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 expectations regarding the benefits of our recent acquisitions; (ii) our expectations regarding new contracts in the modular buildings segment; (iii) our intended marketing efforts at Scientific; (iv) our expectations regarding future results, product offerings and markets; and (v) the benefits of our growth strategy and business model; and (vi) the cyclical nature of the agricultural market and our expectations regarding the strength of certain agricultural markets, 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; 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 changes to performance by our operating segments; obstacles related to integrating our acquisitions of Agro Trend and Ohio Metal Working Products Company; and other factors detailed from time to time in our 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. We do not intend to update forward looking statements other than as required by law.

Art’s Way offers two new high performance portable Rollermill Mixers for the beef industry

Achieve supreme feed quality for your beef production with two new high performance portable Cattle Maxx Rollermill Mixers from Art’s Way, the 105-­‐bushel model 6105 and 165-­‐bushel model 6530.

“Rollermills and Grinder Mixers are core products for us,” said Brian Crouch, Director of Sales and Marketing of Art’s Way. “We have worked hard to ensure the two new Cattle Maxx models operate efficiently and produce superior rolled feed, delivered in the consistent, quality ration mix that beef operations require.”

Highly configurable to specific needs, the new Cattle Maxx Rollermill Mixers have the following features to improve the efficiency of your feed processing operation:

• A heavy-­‐duty 20-­‐inch roll on the model 6105 and a heavy-­‐duty 30″ roller mill on the model 6530 ensure trouble-­‐free operation and a long operating life. Each offers a 10-­‐inch diameter roll, with 5, 7 or 10 grooves. For consistent mixes, an eccentric roller adjustment maintains accurate spacing.

• A choice between a flat groove roll (to ensure proper grain crimping or cracking) or sharp groove roll (to increase mill capacity while achieving desired micron particle sizes).

• Magnets installed in the mill’s hopper side and throat collect tramp metal to minimize damage and increase longevity.

• An optional scale system improves accuracy in feed formulation. Weigh bars and spindles are standard.

 • A 46 degree (6105) and 60 degree (6530) max angle for discharge auger tube for greater unloading flexibility.

• More base machine options offer combinations of hydraulic and manual operations for the lift & swing auger and discharge auger. A hydraulic auger feeder is also optional. Folding and bolt-­‐on auger extensions are also optional.

• The 6530 model is equipped with 36 gallon self-­‐contained hydraulic tank for easy maintenance and a spring-­‐loaded chain tensioner on the main drive chain ensures smooth operation.

•  Additional large inspection windows on rear of the tank provide optimal viewing angles.

•  A hinged access door on lower discharge on the 6530 to easily clear obstructions.

About Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., 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. It has seven manufacturing facilities, which are located in Iowa, Ohio, and Ontario.</p> <br>

 

CattleMaxx PressReleasePhoto2

 

For more information about the Art’s Way 6105 and 6530 Cattle Maxx Rollermill Mixers please contact Art’s Way via phone, email or web: 1-­712­‐864­‐3131 • sales@artsway-mfg.com • www.artsway-mfg.com.

 

Advanced Design of Art’s Way 6812C Sugar Beet Harvester Boosts Capacity and Beet Retention

Design engineers have improved the crop retention of the Art’s Way 6812 Sugar Beet Harvester. Now the model 6812C is built with new barriers in the harvesting head. The hinged barriers allow the sugar beets to flow onto the rollers but prevent them from rolling back and dropping out of the head. A barrier has been placed between every row to avert crop loss. The smaller double conveyor chains have been replaced with a single wider chain carrying more beets into the second set of rollers. The single chain eliminates an area that was prone to plugging with dirt and debris. The combination of these two improvements keeps the harvesting head cleaner while boosting capacity and flow.

Exclusive to the Art’s Way Sugar Beet Harvester is the ferris wheel elevator, proven to have the best cleaning capability on the market. The new lighter weight retainer has been incorporated into the ferris wheel design making space adjustment between the retainer and the ferris wheel easier to accommodate the beet size of your harvest.

 6812C Sugar Beet Harvester Press Release

For complete information or your closest dealer contact Art’s Way Mfg. online www.artsway-mfg.com or call (712) 864-3131.

 

Art’s Way’s Marc McConnell

ARMSTRONG, IOWA, February 6, 2014 – Marc McConnell, Vice Chairman of Art’s Way Manufacturing Co, will host the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association’s 2014 Spring Management Clinic in San Antonio, April 6-9.

With a goal to enhance business opportunities to its membership attendees, the event features informative sessions and a trade show of suppliers.

“The Spring Management Clinic is a key initiative to connect manufacturers, vendors and distributors in the agricultural industry,” McConnell said. “With a solid lineup of educational presentations and a supplier showcase, it will be a very worthwhile event.”

Back in October, McConnell was elected the 61st President of the Association. He will serve a one-year term.

Based in Armstrong, IA, Art’s Way (NASDAQ: ARTW) is a diversified manufacturer of agricultural equipment and 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 of Chicago, IL, President of Bauer Corporation, President of Babcock Co., Inc., President of 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 President’s Organization (YPO) and is a graduate of Cornell University.

McConnell will also preside over the Associations’ 2014 Fall Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 4-7, where his term as President will conclude.

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.

 

ART'S WAY MANUFACTURING, INC. MARC MCCONNELL

 

About Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., 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. It has seven manufacturing facilities, which are located in Iowa, Ohio, and Ontario.

For more information please contact Art’s Way via phone, email or web: 1-712-864-3131 • sales@artsway-mfg.com • www.artsway-mfg.com.

 

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