For Immediate Release
GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON VISITS INTIMIDATOR GROUP IN BATESVILLE TO DISCUSS THE TORO COMPANY ACQUISITION AND IMPORTANCE OF ARKANSAS BUSINESSES
Batesville, AR (April 22, 2022) – Yesterday, the Intimidator Group, based in Batesville, welcomed Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson for an event announcing The Toro Company as the new owners of Intimidator Group. Attended by employees, distinguished guests and members of the Batesville community, the event featured remarks by Robert Foster (Founder, Intimidator Group), Rick Olson (Chairman and CEO, The Toro Company), and Governor Hutchinson. The speeches touched on topics including Intimidator Group’s history and impact on Arkansas economics, along with The Toro Company’s continued commitment to Arkansas and the Batesville community. The event concluded with a catfish lunch for attendees.
“I am extremely proud of how far we have come in our nine years in business. We are thankful to our employees, community, and state for their support throughout the years. The sale to The Toro Company will provide the resources our business needs to grow and become even more competitive in the market. We look forward to seeing the future of Intimidator Group under The Toro Company,” stated Robert Foster, Founder, Intimidator Group.
“Throughout the Intimidator Group, what you see are people who are passionate about what they do every day, are committed to doing the right thing, and are driven to serve customers and support their community,” said Rick Olson, chairman and CEO of The Toro Company. “This is one of the many reasons why we are excited about the future of the Intimidator Group and the team in Batesville, and what we can accomplish together.”
“Intimidator Group has been an integral part of the Batesville community since 2013. Robert and Becky’s vision, drive, and determination have led them to great success, which they have shared with their community. I’m excited to watch the continued growth of Intimidator as part of The Toro Company.” stated Governor Asa Hutchinson.
Founded in 1914 and based in the American Heartland, The Toro Company is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility construction, rental and specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $4.0 billion in fiscal 2021, The Toro Company’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries through a family of brands that includes Toro, Ditch Witch, Exmark, Spartan Mowers, BOSS Snowplow, Ventrac, American Augers, Trencor, Pope, Subsite Electronics, HammerHead, Radius HDD, Perrot, Hayter, Unique Lighting Systems, Irritrol, and Lawn-Boy. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, The Toro Company and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers work on golf courses, sports fields, construction sites, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural operations.
About the Intimidator Group: The Intimidator Group is an Arkansas-based company founded in 2013. Focused on building greatness, the Intimidator Group family includes Spartan Mowers, Intimidator UTVs, eNVy Neighborhood Vehicles, Bad Dawg Accessories, and Ground Hog Max. For more information please visit, www.intimidatorgroup.com.