Polaris Announces Expansion of Distribution Center in Wilmington, Ohio | News

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 2, 2022–

Polaris Inc. (NYSE:PII) today officially announced plans to expand its distribution facility in Wilmington, Ohio to provide additional distribution capacity, expand product assortment , improve delivery, customer service and optimize operations. The 165,000 square foot expansion will bring the facility’s footprint to 465,000 square feet.

The Wilmington distribution center will continue to support Polaris’ growing aftermarket, parts, apparel and accessories (PG&A) business. This expansion will allow Polaris to increase its presence in the East and thereby better serve its dealers and customers.

“Polaris’ Aftermarket and PG&A businesses continue to experience phenomenal growth and we expect this trend to continue. The expansion of our distribution center in Wilmington, Ohio allows us to leverage our incredible local distribution team and elevate service levels for our customers,” said Steve Eastman, President of Aftermarket and PG&A at Polaris. “As we explored our investment options, the expansion of our Wilmington operations quickly peaked thanks to community support and the city’s proximity to our dealers and customers throughout the eastern part of the States. -United.”

The expansion will add both rack storage and new automated materials handling technology within the facility, designed to improve customer responsiveness and productivity. The expansion will create approximately 20 to 25 new jobs over three years.

“We are excited to support Polaris as they expand their operations in Wilmington. Their increased operations will help improve customer service while allowing them to diversify their product assortment and gain market share,” said Julie Sullivan, executive vice president of regional development for the Dayton Development Coalition. “Their long-standing presence in Wilmington has provided economic stability and employment opportunities to the community.”

Polaris will inaugurate the addition this spring, with completion slated for spring 2023.

Jennifer Klus Ekey, Director of Economic Development for the Clinton County Port Authority, said, “We are thrilled with Polaris’ announcement today. This announcement is impactful for a number of reasons, including the investment Polaris is making, as well as the additional jobs this expansion will create. We are glad to have been a small part of this process, and it was a pleasure to work with the entire Polaris team to expand their operations to Wilmington, Ohio.

About Polaris

As a global powersports leader, Polaris Inc. (NYSE:PII) is at the forefront of product breakthroughs and rewarding experiences and services that have invited people to experience the joy of being outdoors. since our founding in 1954. With annual sales of $8.2 billion in 2021, Polaris’ high-quality product line includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR, and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle medium and heavy duty motorcycles; Slingshot motorcycle roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck boats, cruisers and pontoons, including the industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, apparel and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles and electric vehicles. Proudly based in Minnesota, Polaris serves over 100 countries worldwide. www.polaris.com.

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