SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky.– Ariens Company Chairman and CEO Dan Ariens joined local businesses and the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of AriensCo’s new RapidCare Distribution Center in Shepherdsville, Ky.
Headquartered in Brillion, Wisconsin, the AriensCo expansion to Shepherdsville brought more than 50 new jobs to the community. The first employees started in late March to prepare for the opening of the 200,000 sq. ft. facility on April 25. Several opportunities remain open to join the AriensCo team.
AriensCo will be a true asset to Bullitt County! The employment opportunities and the services they bring are quite unique and much-needed,” said Bullitt County Judge Executive Jerry Summers. “I look forward to a long partnership with them as valued community members.”
The company’s expansion to Kentucky is in direct response to AriensCo’s growth and increased consumer demand for its power equipment as well as demand for its service and parts business. Its RapidCare operations had been located in Kenosha, Wis. but between RapidCare’s growth and the company’s power equipment growth the facility was no longer large enough. With the move, Kenosha is now solely used as a power equipment distribution center.
The Shepherdsville site was chosen for its strategic location as a shipping hub which will improve speed in delivery to AriensCo’s dealer partners and customers. It’s also a familiar setting.
“Kentucky is a special place for us. We’ve been coming here for years and have enjoyed the warm hospitality from its people while attending the Equip Exposition in Louisville,” shared Ariens. Equip Expo is the premiere tradeshow for the outdoor living, landscape and power equipment industry hosted by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute each October.
“We’re thrilled to have added employees from the Shepherdsville area to the family,” continued Ariens. “AriensCo isn’t just a power equipment company, we’re a fifth-generation family business of passionate people dedicated to astounding our customers. This strategic location is helping us bring our products to our customer’s faster while allowing us to grow. We’ve been welcomed with open arms thanks to the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce who have been incredible to work with. We’re excited about being a part of the Shepherdsville community.”
Founded in 1933, Ariens Company has been a leader in the outdoor power equipment industry for nearly 90 years. The company offers both lawn and garden and snow removal equipment under its Ariens and Gravely brands, which are available at many independent power equipment dealers in North America and Europe. Today, AriensCo employs more than 2,250 people across its operations in Norway, the U.K., Germany and the U.S.
RapidCare™ is a uniquely focused, standalone division of AriensCo dedicated to providing service and support to dealers and end users through healthy parts availability, an expert call center and trained field service technicians.
“We are so excited to have AriensCo RapidCare as part of our Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce family,” said Anita Stump, Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “We are eager to get to know them, their employees, their products and services and look forward to introducing them to our community.”
Based in Brillion, Wisconsin, AriensCo is a privately-owned manufacturer of outdoor power equipment for both consumer and commercial markets. Established in 1933, the company manufactures equipment under the Ariens®, Gravely®, RapidCare, Countax®, Westwood® and AS-Motor® brand names. It also established AriensCo Hospitality in 2020 with two luxury event venues, Stone Prairie and Round Lake Farms. It is adding the Ariens Nordic Center December 2022. These venues are part of the mission to create reasons to visit the Brillion community. Find us on the web: ariensco.com and AriensCo.com/rapidcare. Join the team at ariensco.com/careers. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
About Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce
The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce is located at 147 Combs Court in Shepherdsville. The Chamber of Commerce offers marketing, networking, and educational opportunities to Members. This group of business leaders offers Ribbon Cuttings to welcome and develop new Members to be the business voice of the county. Its mission is “Connecting members and empowering businesses to strengthen our community.” Find us on the web: bullittchamber.org.