Polaris announced that they will be closing the Spearfish, SD plant and moving their paint operations to the Spirit Lake, IA manufacturing plant.
They just upgraded the paint facility a few years ago at Spirit Lake if I remember correctly.the production paint was already at Spirit Lake, under the production level, when you take the factory tour they talk about it and there racks of finished parts ready for the lines, but not part of the tour. would make sense to combine paint since EPA reges are so strict and costly on a paint facility these days.
I thought that was the same location. I thought I remembered Lehman being nearby when I saw the Polaris sign the last time I rode by.The spearfish facility was the old Lehman Trike building. They bought it in 2015 with the express purpose of taking some of the painting in house. All of the Elites were painted at that facility and a couple of limited edition Vics as well.