Leon Ariens

© Photographed September 6, 2015 and September 10, 2017
Brillion, Calumet County, Wisconsin
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Leon Ariens
June 30, 1901 - July 13, 1965
Founder of Ariens Company
Leon Ariens, the second son of industrialist Henry Ariens, spent all of his life in Brillion. After high school, his first job was with First National Bank in Brillion but [sic] later left to join his father in business.

In 1933, the father and three sons founded the Ariens Company. (Their first product was created in the basement of their home and their father's garage. This product was a power garden tiller and the company grew to include a line of law mowers.) Leon played a major role in the stability and growth of the company by serving as Vice President of Finances. It was the financial genius during the infant and development stages of the company that allowed it to survive and prosper. Leon was known for his quiet demeanor, stuck to his convictions and made compromises when needed. In that position, he managed all of the purchases to ensure stability and served on the Board of Directors since the Ariens Company was incorporated in 1933 until his death in 1965.
The marker is located at an Ariens historical display on located on northbound Main Street / County Highway PP, at its intersection with Calumet Street, Brillion, Wisconsin 54110.

These markers are also at this location:

Looking west towards Main Street.

Revisited September 10, 2017
A giant tree rendering photography difficult in 2016 has been removed;
the park has a more open feel, and looks much better.

View from the Main Street entrance to the park.

The marker is located at a small park adjacent to the
Ariens Training Center in Brillion, Wisconsin.

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