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ART’S-WAY MANUFACTURING RECEIVES ORDERS FOR GRINDER -MIXERS AND FORAGE BLOWERS FROM NEW DISTRIBUTORS IN BELARUS, FRANCE AND FINLAND.

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April 4, 2008
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ART’S-WAY MANUFACTURING RECEIVES ORDERS FOR GRINDER –
MIXERS AND FORAGE BLOWERS FROM NEW DISTRIBUTORS IN
BELARUS, FRANCE AND FINLAND.

 

Global Marketing Efforts Pay Off In New Orders – Export Backlog Of $2.2 Million

 

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, April 4, 2008 – Art’s-Way Manufacturing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery, equipment and services, announces it has sold containers of the Company’s 5165 Grinder-Mixers to new distributors in Belarus and France and Forage Blowers to a new distributor in Finland. These new international distributors were acquired at the Agritechnica 2007 show in Hanover, Germany, the world’s largest agricultural equipment exhibition.

 

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board, said, “I am very pleased to announce these three new orders. This is a new business strategy for us. We have created strategic European partnerships and teaming relationships, penetrated important new markets and expanded our traditional business to accumulate an export backlog approaching $2.2 Million. I feel certain this is just the beginning of our sales and marketing efforts with additional distributors being added in Europe and the Far East.

 

“Agriculture around the world is rapidly changing with the introduction of new technologies, growth in field and farm size and adoption of specialized equipment. Since our inception, we have been on the leading edge of design and manufacturing. In this day of global marketing, our family of products and the way we service our customers offer huge growth opportunities for the future and certainly increased 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, plows, hay and forage equipment. 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 and Art’s-Way Scientific Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories.

 

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations 830-669-2466

jim@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 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.

ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCES 2007 ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING

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ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCES
2007 ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING

 

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, April15, 2008 – Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery, equipment and services, announces it will hold its 2007 Annual Shareholder Meeting on Thursday, April 24, at 10:00AM CDT. The meeting will be held at the American Lodge & Suites, 137 S. Main Street, Prairie-du-Chien, Wisconsin, 53821

 

The business of the meeting includes: electing 7 directors for terms of one-year each; voting upon a proposal to approve the adoption of Art’s Way Manufacturing non-employee director’s stock option plan; ratification of the selection of Eide Bailly as the Company’s independent registered public accountants and approving of their discretion upon any other matters which may come before the meeting as set forth in the notice of annual meeting of stockholders and proxy statements. The deadline for submitting shareholder proposals and nominations for directors at this year’s meeting has now passed.

 

Shareholders of record as of March 24, 2008 will be entitled to vote at the meeting. A notice of meeting and proxy materials will be mailed to shareholders and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the end of the month. The Company will present its financial results and business highlights for fiscal 2007 and will outline goals concerning the Company’s sales and profit outlook for 2008 and beyond.

 

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Art’s Way Manufacturing said, “We welcome all shareholders to attend the annual meeting to review with us our fiscal 2007 financial results and discuss our long term growth goals and projections. We look forward to continued success.”

 

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. 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 and Art’s-Way Scientific Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories.

 

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations 830-669-2466

jim@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 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.

ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING NAMED TO FORBES MAGAZINE LIST OF AMERICA’S 200 BEST SMALL COMPANIES

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ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING NAMED TO FORBES MAGAZINE LIST OF AMERICA’S 200 BEST SMALL COMPANIES

The Company Ranked Number 54

 

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, October 21, 2008 – Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery, equipment and services, announces it has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s 200 Best Small Companies.” The Company ranked Number 54.

 

The America’s 200 Best Small Companies list is selected following a comprehensive evaluation of financial results plus additional operating factors of candidate companies having sales between $5 million and $750 million and a stock price of $5 as of Sept. 29, 2008. The ranking is based on return on equity, sales growth and profit growth over the past 12 months and also over five years. Forbes’ editors also compared the Company’s stock performance with that of its industry peers.

 

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board, said, “In this difficult economic time and market condition, we are pleased and gratified Forbes Magazine has recognized Art’s Way Manufacturing’s financial achievements and placed us on their prestigious list of America’s 200 Best Small Companies. We have worked very hard this past year to increase revenue and income by adding new global clients while supporting existing customers. Our ranking reflects the hard work of all of our employees.”

 

“Art’s Way continues to impress us with their products, positioning, growth, and valuation. While the current economic conditions have been difficult we think the agricultural sector will continue to perform well. The Company should see little impact from the financial issues facing capital-intensive firms in other industries,” said Joe Dancy, Portfolio Manager, LSGI Technology Venture Fund L.P. – a Morningstar 5-Star rated fund.

 

To learn more about “America’s Best 200 Small Companies,” visit http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/23/biz_200smalls08_The-200-Best-Small-Companies_Rank_3.html. (Due to the length of URL, please copy and paste into browser.) The entire list appears in the October 27, 2008 issue of Forbes.

 

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. 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 and Art’s Way Scientific Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories.

 

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations 830-669-2466

jim@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 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.

ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING INTRODUCES MODEL 5165GRINDER MIXER AT EUROTIER 2008 EXHIBITION IN HANOVER, GERMANY

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ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING INTRODUCES MODEL 5165 GRINDER MIXER AT EUROTIER 2008 EXHIBITION IN HANOVER, GERMANY

Global Marketing & Sales Efforts Continue To Grow Revenue and Income

 

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, November 11, 2008 – Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery, equipment and services, will be showcasing the Company’s model 5165 Grinder Mixers at the Euro Tier 2008 Exhibit to be held in Hanover, Germany, November 11-14, 2008. Supporting Art’s Way at this exhibition will be Stewkley Milling Services, Art’s Way largest European distributor, in the UK. In addition to actual product, model 5165 grinder mixer brochures will be available to prospective customers in English, German, French, Spanish and Russian and translators will be available to assist with any non-English communications.

 

According to the organizer DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society) there will be nearly 1,500 exhibitors present, 469 are international companies.

 

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board, said, “This prestigious exhibition will allow Art’s Way to showcase its model 5165 grinder mixer product to additional potential distributors and end-users as we continue to grow our presence within the European market. Our model 5165, the largest grinder mixer in the industry, has been very well accepted in Europe.

 

“Over the past year, Art’s Way has appointed new distributors in France, Finland and Belarus / Russia. In this day of global marketing, we expect our agricultural product exports to increase significantly in the future giving us a very positive outlook for this and coming years.”

 

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. 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 and Art’s Way Scientific Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories.

 

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations 830-669-2466

jim@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 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.

ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCES NEW GRAIN AUGER MANUFACTURING LOCATION

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ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCES NEW GRAIN AUGER MANUFACTURING LOCATION

Company’s Focus Is To Meet The Immediate Parts & Finished Product Needs Of Dealers & Farmers

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, December 3, 2008 – Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery, equipment and services announces the company’s formation of a new location specializing in the manufacturing of grain augers. Art’s Way Manufacturing‘s new location is 351 South Douglas Street, Salem, South Dakota. For more information, call 605-425-2184.

 

Art’s Way created this new location for the purpose of vertically expanding the Company’s industry leadership in manufacturing and distributing of agricultural machinery, equipment, parts and services. The location was chosen due to the abundance of experienced and skilled, yet unemployed, auger markers in Salem, South Dakota. It was a group of these workers who approached Art’s Way to enter the business and this new portable auger division comes as a result of their efforts and Art’s Way’s recognition of the time sensitive opportunities in the top and bottom drive grain auger marketplace.

 

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board, said, “We are extremely pleased to now be in the portable top and bottom drive auger business and to help create more jobs in rural South Dakota. This new location lends itself perfectly to our growing product line of innovative agricultural equipment. We are fortunate to step in and fill a recent void and have available to us such a knowledgeable and willing work force. We are confident Art’s Way Auger will contribute to the Company’s overall revenue and income growth in 2008 and beyond. Our immediate focus will be to meet the urgent needs for parts, finished products and service of the dealers and farmers in the marketplace. As always, we continue to focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations and increasing 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, 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.

 

For More Information,

 

Contact: Rosie Reif

Phone: 605-425-2184 or 605-425-2167

Fax: 605-425-2254

 

Jim Drewitz, Investor & Public Relations

830-669-2466

jim@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 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.

 

ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCES NEW FACILITY DEVELOPMENT FOR ADM ALLIANCE NUTRITION

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ART’S WAY MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCES NEW FACILITY
DEVELOPMENT FOR ADM ALLIANCE NUTRITION

Company Designed And Manufactured Multi-Unit Research Facility
For The Study of Feed Products and Feed Ingredients

 

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, December 4, 2008 – Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), announces its wholly owned subsidiary, Art’s Way Scientific, Inc. – Buildings For Science – has nearly completed a major facility development project for ADM Alliance Nutrition, Quincy, Ill.

 

Art’s Way Scientific has designed, manufactured and installed 9 new modular buildings to create an animal nutrition research facility for the study of feed ingredients. One of the areas of research activities to be conducted in the facilities will be to determine the feed value of grain production co-products.

 

There are 8 animal buildings that are attached to a central feed storage corridor. A laboratory building is attached to the end of the research unit and serves as the entry area for researchers entering the facility.

 

The main feed storage building is 1,394 sq. ft. Left of the center corridor there are 4 each 976 sq. ft. animal rooms that support lamb and swine nutrition studies. Right of the central building are 4 each 1,260 sq. ft. animal units that support cattle and poultry nutrition study purposes. The central laboratory facility is 945 sq. ft. The Company was also responsible for the relocation of an existing swine nutrition research building that has been included with the new research facility.

 

The buildings were completed in June 2008, and the facility became operational in August 2008.

 

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board, said, “I am gratified Art’s Way Scientific’s design, manufacturing, pricing and customer service was evaluated by ADM Alliance Nutrition, an industry leader in animal nutrition and feed technology, and chosen to construct this innovative feed research and technology center.

 

“Art’s Way Scientific was responsible for a large portion of our total revenue increase in the first three quarter of 2008. Their revenue increased 66% from $4.7 million in the first three quarters of 2007 to $7.8 million in 2008. With this order and other opportunities we are bidding on, we are confident Art’s Way Scientific will continue to contribute to the Company’s overall revenue and income growth in 2008. We continue to focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations and increasing shareholder value.”

 

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

Art’s Way Scientific, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc. It is the recognized leading supplier of modular laboratories for biocontainment, animal science, public health and security requirements. Art’s Way Scientific custom designs, manufactures, delivers, and installs laboratories and research facilities to meet customers’ critical requirements.

 

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 and Art’s Way Scientific, Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories.

 

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations 830-669-2466

jim@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 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.

Art’s Way Manufacturing Receives New Orders for $2.2 Million From New Distributors in Western Europe and the Far East.

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ART’S-WAY MANUFACTURING RECEIVES NEW ORDERS FOR $2.2 MILLION FROM NEW DISTRIBUTORS IN WESTERN EUROPE AND THE FAR EAST.

 

Adds New Global Clients While Supporting Existing Customers

Increases Level Of Existing Backlog

Revenue To Be Recognized In 2008

 

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, June 4, 2008 – Art’s-Way Manufacturing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery, equipment and services, announces it has sold containers of the Company’s xxxxxxxxx and xxxxxx to new distributors in Western Europe and The Far East. These new international distributors were acquired at the Agritechnica 2007 show in Hanover, Germany, the world’s largest agricultural equipment exhibition.

 

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board, said, “I am very pleased to announce these new orders and our continued expansion into the Western Europe and our entrance Far East marketplace. The demand for quality farming equipment globally remains robust and this is an outstanding opportunity to introduce our unique brand of reliable and durable equipment to a new consumer base. These new contracts add to an already high level of confirmed backlog now measuring more than $XX Million.

 

“While we work hard to attract new clients, especially global clients, Art’s Way Manufacturing business is in fact built upon a strong base of existing and returning customers and we look forward to continuing to do so in the future.”

 

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. 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 and Art’s-Way Scientific Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories.

 

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations 830-669-2466

jim@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 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.

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