Polaris is suspending exports to Russia, according to a report by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
The manufacturer of UTVs, ATVs and snowmobiles “…told the Business Journal Tuesday it’s halting business with the country in response to the invasion of Ukraine.”
In other company news, Polaris announced plans to expand its distribution facility in Wilmington, Ohio, aimed at providing additional distribution capacity, expanding product assortment, improving delivery, customer service and optimizing operations. The 165,000-square-foot expansion will bring the facility footprint to 465,000 square feet.
The Wilmington distribution center will continue to support Polaris’ growing aftermarket, parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) businesses, the company states. The expansion will allow Polaris to grow its eastern presence and in turn better serve its dealers and customers.
“Polaris’ aftermarket and PG&A businesses continue to experience tremendous growth and we expect that trend to continue. The expansion of our distribution center in Wilmington Ohio, allows us to leverage our incredible local distribution team and elevate service levels for our customers,” says Steve Eastman, president of Aftermarket and PG&A at Polaris. “As we explored our investment options, expanding our Wilmington operation quickly rose to the top given the support of the community and the city’s proximity to our dealers and customers throughout the eastern part of the United States.”
Polaris will break ground on the addition this spring with completion slated for spring 2023.