By Joel Scanlon
Polaris Industries is expanding its product development center near Wyoming. The company has broken ground for the construction of a 126,000 square-foot facility for research and development.
Polaris ground breaking ceremony at Wyoming
The traditional facility has been a key factor in the company’s rise to the top in the powersports global market. The new facility is slated for completion in mid 2013.
As a part of the new expansion project, the company will add 144,000 sq ft. to the present building. This inclusion will double the size of the facility and provide a new electrical lab, EMI room and more space for display and conferences. The additional space will also include an expanded kitchen and café as well as a new parking lot for the new and additional workforce that the company plans to employ. Ryan Companies, who built the original building in 2005, will again lead this construction project.
Polaris executives, civic leaders and political big wigs took center stage by striking shovels in the ground signifying a ceremonial ground breaking and commencement of the construction project. Polaris employees along with many other business leaders and notable politicians were also present at the event.
Polaris CEO, Scott Wine said that constant improvement of Polaris’ technology and then utilizing the initiatives into its vehicles is the key to the company’s success, expansion and development. The expansion of the product development center will enable future contributions in this sector.