Art's Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. celebrating 60 years held their open house
on July 27th.
In 1954, Arthur Luscombe of Dolliver, Iowas conceived the idea of building a
mixer for use on the farm, operating from the P.T.O. of a tractor. For the
next two years, he built them on the farm, mainly for neighbors and friends.
In 1956, Art's Way Manufacturing Company, Inc. began operating as a farm
equipment manufacturer in the Legion building in Armstrong, Iowa; moving to
it's present location in 1959.
Art's Way has manufactured and private labeled mixers for the following
companies - International Harvester, later known as Case New Holland, Massey
Ferguson, Knoedler, Papec, Owatonna Mfg., and McConnell-Bear Cat.
In 1970, Arts Way started a wholly owned subsidiary known as Weigh-Tronix to
develop a portable electronic scale for the mixers. In 1980, Art's Way's
Board of Directors spun Weigh-Tronix off. Today they are still located in
Fairmont and are one of the largest manufacturers of electronic scales.
Art's Way manufactures specialized farm machinery under AW brand, Miller Pro
and Universal Harvester.
They are located at 5556 Hwy 9, Armstrong, IA 50514 (712) 864-3131