BATESVILLE, Ark. — Bad Boy Mowers announces the investment of $7.8 million in a 68,000 square-foot property and 10 acres across from its existing almost 1 million square-foot, 29-acre facility, according to a report from KSLA of Shreveport, La.

The expansion is due to an increased demand for the company's zero-turn products and vehicle accessories as well as rotary cutter products from sister company, Bad Boy Cutters. About 160 new jobs are expected, bringing the company’s total employment to about 750.

According to the report:

“Bad Boy is excited about our continued growth, and our ability to continue adding good-paying jobs to our area. We are very proud of our partnership with the state of Arkansas, as well as our local community, and look forward to continued growth and success,” Bad Boy owner Phil Pulley said as part of a news release.

This is the third expansion announcement in as many years for the company that started with 25 employees in 2002.