• Ariens Company Hiring Fair Held April 12

    Ariens Company completed a successful hiring fair last Saturday with over hundreds of people in attendance.  Below is Ariens' news release with information on the event and a link to take you to the Application Process.  You can also check out the local coverage received from Fox 11 News.

    Ariens Company will be continuing to hire, so Click Here to see a list of the job opportunities available at this time.

    Ariens Company Hiring 250 Due to Sales Growth

    Hiring Fair Scheduled for Saturday, April 12

    Brillion, Wis. (April 2014) – Ariens Company will host a Hiring Fair on Saturday April 12 from 10 am – 3 p.m. at its corporate headquarters in Brillion, Wis. The company has 250 full-time positions it needs to fill immediately. Open positions include team leaders, machinists, finishing operators, press brake operators, finishing operators and assemblers. Ariens will take applications at the event but interested job seekers can also fill out an application ahead of time at www.ariensco.com/hiringfair.

    This job growth is directly related to a 53% sales increase since 2010, according to the company. "We have experienced significant growth in our dealer channel driven in part by sales of commercial products which have increased 90% in the last four years," says Ginger King, Vice President of Human Resources. "Much of this growth has been driven by new product introductions and new technologies."

    Due to increased demand for all products, the company will now produce snow and lawn products all year long with dedicated staff in each plant.   

    "This represents a shift to using fewer seasonal employees than we have in the past," says King. "We will still use seasonal employees to fill peak demand but to a much lesser extent."  

    Ariens has always been a great place to build a career, says King. "We have many employees who have worked here 30, 35 even 40 years. With all of the growth we are experiencing there are always new opportunities for employees."

    Ariens Company Receives Gold Level Status Rating from Dealers

    The Independent North American Equipment Association (NAEDA) released the results of its annual dealer survey of equipment manufacturers. Ariens Company received Gold Level Status for high rating levels, according to the organization. 

    Ariens Company will use the results to target areas of focus in serving its base of outdoor power equipment dealers.

    "Dealers are an important component to the overall customer experience with our products. We appreciate our dealers taking the time to provide this feedback," said Jeff Hebbard, President of Ariens Wholegoods. "We will continue to work on the areas where we know we have room for improvement. Having a benchmark from an independent organization is an effective tool for prioritizing and tracking our progress."

    Dealers ranked equipment manufacturers on a number of measures including Overall Satisfaction , Product Availability, Product Quality, Warranty Procedures, Product Technical Support, Parts Availability, Communication with Management,  and Manufacturer Response to Dealer Needs/Concerns. The survey includes rankings of tractor manufacturers and short-line ag manufacturers, as well those who produce outdoor power equipment.

    Please follow link for more information:  North American Equipment Association.

    We're in the Final Championship of Mower Madness

    Mowers Direct has been running a Championship Matchup between the mower brands in the industry.  It started out with 64 brands, and now it has come down to the final two brands – Ariens vs Gravely.  It's a win – win situation for Ariens Company having both brands competing against each other, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

    We want to thank all of our loyal Ariens and Gravely fans for getting us to the final matchup by taking time to vote.  We greatly appreciate the support we get from our end-users not only in this competition, but also in their use of our equipment.  You brought us through 5 rounds of Mower Madness, and now we are in the final round - so thank you! 

    Take time to join in the competition by clicking on the Championship Mower Madness icon, and pick your favorite brand.

    Are You Smarter Than These Fifth Graders

    Mr. Polkinghorne's fifth grade class at Brillion middle school visited the Ariens Company Museum as part of their project to develop an Ariens app using Conduit tools.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ariens Company retirees provided information about the history of the company and the many products that have been produced over the years. The app will be ready by the end of the school year.  Stay tuned for more updates as the app is developed.

     

     

     

    Ariens Company . . . Building a Better Experience for You, our Customer

    Ariens Company uses an approach known as a Kaizen event to promote continuous improvement within the company.  Kai means "change," and zen means "good" thus encouraging our employees to schedule events to make improvements every day to provide a better experience for everyone involved whether it is an employee, supplier, end-user, etc.

    We will share more aspects of Ariens Company and their focus on continuous improvement in future blog posts including our 15 principles, lean tools, strategic planning, etc. so stay tuned for more information on these topics as you won't want to miss them.

    Here is an example of a recent Kaizen event that was held last week in Brillion discussing how to create an excellent onboarding experience for every employee starting on the first day they start to work. 

    Ariens Company strives to be the "Employer of Choice," and this Kaizen event takes us in that direction by having a group of current employees meet and gather the "Voice of Customer" from our new employees as well as our current managers and leaders of the company.  We want to welcome our new employees and make them part of our family. 

    A big part of making them feel welcome is educating them on what they need to know to perform their job and teaching them of the Ariens Company way.  Our Mission Statement is - Passionate People. Astounded Customers, and our Kaizen events help us accomplish that goal.  Ariens Company goes the extra mile to astound our customers, and you will see more examples of how we do this in future blog posts.