New Watertown Facility

June 28, 2013

Fisher Barton Blades, part of The Fisher Barton Group, announces the relocation of their Watertown, Wisconsin lawn mower blade operation and global headquarters, into a larger modern 90,000 square foot facility located adjacent to the Watertown airport.

The new facility doubles manufacturing space to accommodating the company’s continued growth and allows Fisher Barton Blades to provide even more value to the turf care and lawn & garden equipment OEMs it serves, with expanded product packaging and direct order fulfillment services.

“The former Fisher Barton Blades manufacturing plant had some areas that were more than 90 years old,” said Shane Bonner, Fisher Barton Blades president. “The plant grew with the company over the years, requiring multiple additions that resulted in a disjointed and inefficient floor plan. The facility just did not lend itself to modern manufacturing methodologies such as cellular manufacturing and in-line flow. These challenges, coupled with our OEM customer’s requests to assist with order fulfillment and distribution, motivated us to consider other locations. We were very pleased to find an existing building located in Watertown, just two miles from the former facility.”

The decision to remain in Watertown reaffirms Fisher Barton Blades’ four-decade commitment to the community and retains 65 family-sustaining jobs.

Fisher Barton Blades, the world’s largest producer of lawn mower blades and part of The Fisher Barton Group, has been producing high quality blades and wear components for the turf care and lawn & garden equipment industry’s leading OEMs for over 40 years. In addition to this manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Watertown, they also have a second 94,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Fountain Inn, South Carolina.

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