Minneapolis, MN (9/27/2012) -
An orange Polaris RANGER 800 Midsize SxS marked the one millionth unit built at the Polaris Spirt Lake Manufacturing Facility
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII)
announced that the one millionth product, an orange Polaris RANGER 800
Midsize side-by-side vehicle, rolled off its Spirit Lake, Iowa assembly
"One million units built marks an extraordinary milestone for our Spirit
Lake operation," said Bennett Morgan, Polaris President and COO.
nearly two decades Spirit Lake has been a manufacturing center of
excellence and a vital contributor to our success. Thanks to the
adaptability of both our outstanding people and the facility itself, Spirit
Lake has, in its 18 year history, produced each of our product lines
(Snowmobiles, ATVs, Side-by-Sides and Motorcycles)."
The Spirit Lake facility was established in 1994, and has increased
employment from 477 in 2009 and currently employs 750 people while
operating three production lines building Polaris RANGERs and Victory
motorcycles. A second facility adjacent to the main Spirit Lake plant
manufactures the Indian Motorcycle, and a third facility in Milford, Iowa
manufactures GEM (Global Electric Motorcar).
With annual 2010 sales of $1.991 billion,
Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and
markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including
all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris
RANGER® Side X Side vehicles, snowmobiles
and Victory motorcycles for recreational and
utility use and has recently introduced a
new on-road electric powered neighborhood
Polaris is a recognized leader
in the snowmobile industry; and one of the
largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world.
Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and
representing the first all-new American-made
motorcycle from a major company in nearly
60 years, are making in-roads into the cruiser
and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris
also enhances the riding experience with a
complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories
and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades
on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
“PII”, and the Company is included
in the S&P MidCap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris
products, apparel and vehicle accessories
are available from authorized Polaris dealers
or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.