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Bad Boy Celebrates Industrial Signing Day

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce joined Bad Boy Mowers to celebrate their annual Industrial Signing Day in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

Bad Boy Mowers has built a reputation for building reliable, powerful, and durable mowers for a better value. From zero-turn mowers to handheld equipment and tractors, every Bad Boy Mower is designed to be easy to operate, easy to maintain, and last for years. Located in Batesville, Bad Boy Mowers is sold through a nationwide dealer network.

The event was held to recognize and acknowledge the collaboration between and dedication of Bad Boy Mowers and UACCB to educate and equip students to enter a technical career upon graduation successfully.

“This is one of my favorite events; it highlights the hustle these young people have and their dedication to jump right into the workforce,” said BACC CEO Crystal Johnson. “Every student that we can get educated and into the workforce and connected with our industrial partners is always a huge win.”

The collaboration came about from discussions between UACCB and Bad Boy Mowers on improving the college’s industrial technology program, specifically the welding program.

Jason Carson, Bad Boy Mowers’ Vice President of HR, expressed thanks for their partnership: “UACCB has been an incredible partner with Bad Boy. They provide and fuel us with people, technology, and education. They fuel our growth at Bad Boy and allow us to compete on a domestic and now international stage—and do it all from Batesville.”

“We’ve wanted students to get exposed to the industrial environment early on at various touch points. We wanted students to have time to think about what this career path would look like with Bad Boy Mower. We’ve accomplished that over this past year by Bad Boy coming to our shop, working with our faculty members, providing materials, and measuring the success of our students,” explained Dr. Zach Harber, UACCB Dean of Workforce Education. “These students we have signing today have demonstrated that they will be successful with employment at Bad Boy,” continued Harber.

One of the goals of the Industrial Signing Day was to promote and encourage the pursuit of technical careers and thereby create a pipeline of future skilled workers for local industries.

They then proceeded to the signing portion of the event, where UACCB welding program graduates Kade Qualls and Brandon Thrash signed employment offers with Bad Boy Mowers.

Heather Pedersen

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