Art's Way Manufacturing Produces First Auger

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of niche agricultural machinery, equipment and services, is pleased to announce the first portable grain auger produced at their facility in Salem, South Dakota has rolled off the assembly line and was delivered to Doug Ziegler Repair, Grainfield, Kansas. They displayed the auger at the 3I show in Garden City, Kansas during the week of May 4th. Doug Ziegler of Doug Ziegler Repair, said, "We displayed an old Feterl auger next to the new Art's Way auger and it was clear to see the Art's Way auger is built to the same quality standards as Feterl, and the new cage design is clearly an improvement."

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board, said, " At Art's Way, we are committed to helping farmers grow their business and do it more efficiently. By offering a complete line of 8", 10", 12" and 14" diameter Commercial Top Drive Augers as well as Commercial Swing and Galvanized Commercial Swing Drive Augers in lengths from 56 feet to over 120 feet, we are further demonstrating our continued leadership in the niche agricultural machinery and equipment sector. We not only custom manufacture and rebuild augers, we also carry a complete supply of replacement parts.

"We are fulfilling new orders every day, and expect to gain market share each quarter. As of May 8, 2009 our auger backlog stands at $1.5 million.

About Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc.

Art's Way manufactures and distributes farm machinery niche products including animal feed processing equipment, sugar beet defoliators and harvesters, land maintenance equipment, crop shredding equipment, plows, hay and forage equipment and top and bottom drive augers. After market service parts are also an important part of the Company's business. We have two wholly owned subsidiaries. Art's Way Vessels Inc. manufactures pressurized tanks and vessels; Art's Way Scientific Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations 830-669-2466 jim@jdcreativeoptions.com

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