Utility Vehicle, Lawn Mower Maker Growing In Arkansas

Intimidator Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations in Batesville, AR, investing $12 million and creating 400 new jobs.

Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of 4×4 utility vehicles and zero turn mowers, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Batesville, AR and building a second facility in the Independence County Industrial Park. The company will invest $12 million in facilities and equipment while adding 400 new full-time employees over four years.

Batesville Arkansas
(Source: Intimidator, Inc.)

“We are indeed grateful for support from the Governor’s Office, the State of Arkansas, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Independence County Economic Development Commission, City of Batesville, and this entire community,” said Intimidator owners Becky and Robert Foster. “These groups have given us overwhelming support, and last but certainly not least, we want to thank our entire team of employees that make it happen day in and day out.”

The expansion is the result of continued growth in the UTV market with the introduction of powerful new 800cc models; the popularity of the new Spartan line of zero-turn lawnmowers; and the northcentral Arkansas workforce.

“Intimidator is a great example of the mechanical know-how and entrepreneurial spirit that flourishes in Arkansas,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “The fact that Intimidator is creating 400 new jobs reflects the company’s rapid growth in the utility vehicle market. They have combined innovative products and ideas with a workforce that is second to none, which results in continued success. Thanks to the Intimidator’s leadership for continuing to invest in Arkansas.”

“The Foster Family is yet another example of how important the entrepreneurial spirit is to Arkansas,” said Crystal Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. “Their expansion to the Independence County business park was a result of collaboration between the City of Batesville and Independence County. We are proud of their continued success and growth.”

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