Dixie Chopper Expands Manufacturing Capabilities to Meet Growing Demand
To help meet an increasing demand, Dixie Chopper has begun construction on a new 16,000-square-foot assembly facility at its manufacturing complex in Coatesville, Ind.
The announcement was made by President Art Evans, who founded the company in 1980 when he designed and built the first mower with a commercial belly-mounted zero-degree turning radius that sharply increases the mower’s cutting speed.
According to Evans, the assembly building will be operational by September, and is the fourth expansion of capacity for Dixie Chopper within the past nine years. He added that additional facilities also are in the planning stages.
Although the barn where he built his first mower still remains, parent company Magic Circle Corporation is producing Dixie Chopper mowers in six different buildings with state-of-the-art production equipment and more than 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, all located within a four-mile radius of the barn.
“Dixie Chopper riding lawn mowers continue to outpace the industry with 20 to 30 percent growth each year,” says Evans. “A big reason for our success,” he adds, “is the fact that a Dixie Chopper mower can cut grass at nearly twice the speed of other mowers without sacrificing quality of cut, and faster cutting translates into more leisure time for homeowners and big savings in time and costs for commercial contractors, turf growers, golf course superintendents, parks and other public works administrators.”