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January 24, 2013

New Site Features Easy Navigation, Eye-Catching Design, Dealer Locator Page, Reel Features, Diagrams and Parts Listing


ARMSTRONG, IOWA, January 24, 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 has launched a new web site for its wholly-owned subsidiary Universal Harvester –


In May 2012, Art’s Way Manufacturing, Co. Inc. completed the acquisition of assets from Universal Harvester Co., Inc. forming a wholly-owned subsidiary, Universal Harvester by Art’s Way Manufacturing, Co., strengthening Art’s Way’s agricultural product offerings and leaving all key Universal Harvester Co. management in place serving existing and new customers.


“The new web site was developed with our dealers and customers in mind providing more information about our products, parts and fast, flexible service with a clean, easy-to navigate design,” said Ardis Heidebrink, General Manager of Universal Harvester by Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc.


J. Ward McConnell Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors said, “The new site reveals a fresh look, an optimized navigation and a brand redesign. We wanted a simple, eye-catching, informative website to better reflect our long history in manufacturing patented niche farm equipment, our core focus on creating industry leading pickup reels for combines and swathers and providing outstanding customer service and support to dealers and customers.”


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.


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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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