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BFGoodrich® Tires Announces Call for Entries for 2013 Outstanding Trails Program

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POMONA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2012) – BFGoodrich® Tires today announced that nominations are now open for the 2013 Outstanding Trails program. Off-road clubs in the U.S. and Canada may now submit trails in their area that they believe are worthy of a grant for maintenance or refurbishing. Nominations may be made via Facebook or Twitter.Trails are selected based on uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following.“Off-road communities demonstrate true enthusiasm for the sport and passion for our products,” said Rodrigo Alonso, light-truck brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “Being able to give back to this community by helping maintain and refurbish off-road playgrounds is our way of showing appreciation.”

Yamaha Congratulates Wienen and Brown on 1-2 Finish at Montreal Supermotocross

Wienen Caps Dream Season with 1st in one of North America’s Most Competitive Fields
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CYPRESS, Calif. – October 3, 2012 – Yamaha congratulates ATV racers Chad Wienen and Thomas Brown on taking the top two spots at the 2012 Montreal Supermotocross in Quebec this past weekend.  Wienen topped the podium and Brown finished second -- both aboard their YFZ450Rs -- in what became one of North America’s most competitive races this year in front of an estimate crowd of 40,000 fans.Four of the top five U.S. national ATV motocross racers competed along with top Canadians.  Wienen, who won his first Montreal Supermotocross back in 2009, capped a dream season after winning the AMA Pro ATV championship this year following a severe injury in 2011.

Aluma Announces Plan to Purchase Building for Expansion

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BANCROFT, Iowa – Aluma is pleased to announce the purchase of a 105,000 square foot building for expansion. Aluma agreed to terms with Skyjack Manufacturing, Inc., to purchase their building in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The expansion is necessary to support the production requirements of Aluma’s growing network of aluminum trailer dealers. The facility will provide space for warehousing, production, research and development of the enclosed trailer line.

New 7’6” Power-V XT Plow Launched by THE BOSS Snowplow

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New for 4X4, ½ to 1 ton trucks and SUVs, THE BOSS Snowplow introduces a 7’6” Power-V XT Plow featuring a high performance cutting edge, built-in curb guards and snow catcher. Flared blade wings with an enhanced curl throw snow higher and farther than straight blade plows for improved efficiency and less time on the job. An enclosed hydraulics package protects against corrosion and hydraulic freeze-up. The full moldboard trip design prevents plow damage when an obstacle is encountered. A two-year limited warranty covers parts and labor.

Polaris Breaks Ground on Major Facility Expansion

Company’s Product Development Center in Wyoming, Minn. will more than double in square footage
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MINNEAPOLIS (September 28, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) today broke ground on an expansion of the Company’s Product Development Center near Wyoming, Minn. Since opening in 2005, the 126,000 square foot research and development facility has been pivotal in Polaris’ ascent to the top of the global powersports market.“Opening the Wyoming facility seven years ago reinforced Polaris’ dedication to leading through innovation,” said Scott Wine, Polaris CEO.  “Continuously improving our technology, and incorporating those advances into our vehicles, is the cornerstone of our success, and expanding our Product Development Center paves the way for its future contributions.”

Spirit Lake Manufacturing Facility Builds Millionth Polaris Product

Orange Polaris RANGER Side –by-side Vehicle Sets Milestone for Facility in Iowa
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MINNEAPOLIS (September 26, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) announced that the one millionth product, an orange Polaris RANGER 800 Midsize side-by-side vehicle, rolled off its Spirit Lake, Iowa assembly line yesterday. “One million units built marks an extraordinary milestone for our Spirit Lake operation,” said Bennett Morgan, Polaris President and COO.  “For nearly two decades Spirit Lake has been a manufacturing center of excellence and a vital contributor to our success.  Thanks to the adaptability of both our outstanding people and the facility itself, Spirit Lake has, in its 18 year history, produced each of our product lines (Snowmobiles, ATVs, Side-by-Sides and Motorcycles).”

RZRs Dominant in WORCS Racing for 2012

RZRs take top three spots in “Production 1000” class, Rahders steers RZR 570 to “Production 700” Class Championship
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Minneapolis, September 18, 2012-With the WORCS Racing season coming to a close this past weekend in Taft, Calif., at Honolulu Hills, RZR XP 900s ended the season with the top three spots in the “Production 1000” class and a RZR 570 took the “Production 700 Class.”The “Production 1000” class saw Ryan Piplic take the checkered flag at Honolulu Hills sealing the championship in the class for 2012. RJ Anderson finished the series in second with Beau Baron in third.

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