Exmark Manufacturing was incorporated in May 1982 as an independent manufacturer of professional turf care equipment.The company began its manufacturing operation with seven employees in a garage-type building located just south of Beatrice, Nebraska. In 1983, the company relocated to its present location in the Gage County Industrial Park in Beatrice. At that time, the company focused on manufacturing a line of mid-size walk-behind mowers and turf rakes. In 1987, due to the rapidly growing turf care equipment market and the competitive nature of that market, the product line was expanded to include commercial riding mowers. Exmark sells its products through a network of dealers.