Art's Way Manufacturing Produces First Auger

Company Manufactures An Extensive Line of Top & Bottom Drive Augers For The Portable Grain Auger Market

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARTW), a leading manufacturer and distributor of niche agricultural machinery, equipment and services, is pleased to announce the first portable grain auger produced at their facility in Salem, South Dakota has rolled off the assembly line and was delivered to Doug Ziegler Repair, Grainfield, Kansas. They displayed the auger at the 3I show in Garden City, Kansas during the week of May 4th. Doug Ziegler of Doug Ziegler Repair, said, "We displayed an old Feterl auger next to the new Art's Way auger and it was clear to see the Art's Way auger is built to the same quality standards as Feterl, and the new cage design is clearly an improvement."

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board, said, " At Art's Way, we are committed to helping farmers grow their business and do it more efficiently. By offering a complete line of 8", 10", 12" and 14" diameter Commercial Top Drive Augers as well as Commercial Swing and Galvanized Commercial Swing Drive Augers in lengths from 56 feet to over 120 feet, we are further demonstrating our continued leadership in the niche agricultural machinery and equipment sector. We not only custom manufacture and rebuild augers, we also carry a complete supply of replacement parts.

"We are fulfilling new orders every day, and expect to gain market share each quarter. As of May 8, 2009 our auger backlog stands at $1.5 million.

About Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc.

Art's Way manufactures and distributes farm machinery niche products including animal feed processing equipment, sugar beet defoliators and harvesters, land maintenance equipment, crop shredding equipment, plows, hay and forage equipment and top and bottom drive augers. After market service parts are also an important part of the Company's business. We have two wholly owned subsidiaries. Art's Way Vessels Inc. manufactures pressurized tanks and vessels; Art's Way Scientific Inc. manufactures modular animal confinement buildings and modular laboratories.

For More Information, Contact: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations

830-669-2466 jim@jdcreativeoptions.com

Or visit the Company's website at www.artsway-mfg.com/

This news release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements of anticipated future results are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results, customer demand for the Company's products, domestic and international economic conditions, the management of growth and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ markedly from management's expectations. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc.

-0- 05/18/2009

/CONTACT: Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations, +1-830-669-2466,

jim@jdcreativeoptions.com, for Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc./

/Web Site: http://www.artsway-mfg.com /

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