Report: FAST Global Solutions to acquire Ariens’ Auburn plant

AUBURN – FAST Global Solutions is expected to purchase the Ariens Company manufacturing plant in Auburn, according to reports.

FAST, an engineering, manufacturing and agriculture company with seven production facilities world-wide and in Falls City, signed a letter of intent and is anticipated to close the deal in mid-September.

They plan to use the facility to increase capacity for its airline ground support equipment and materials handling conveyor sales divisions.

“Over the next few weeks, various teams of FAST employees will meet with the Auburn team to create transition plans, and as soon as possible, will begin integrating Auburn employees and production,” a press release said. “FAST will also be completing standard due diligence during this time.”

Ariens employees learned the Minnesota-based company would be closing the Auburn plant sometime between August and October. It employs 190 people.

FAST Global Solutions is an employee-owned company.

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