Polaris Industries has rolled its one millionth Ranger vehicle off the production line, company officials announced Tuesday.
The Medina-based maker of snowmobiles, motorcycles, and off-road four-wheelers, has been making the Ranger "side-by-side" utility-vehicle for nearly two decades.
The product, widely embraced by farmers, hunters, and ranchers, has become one of the country's best selling utility vehicles for nine consecutive years. It was first introduced in 1998 and originally manufactured in Roseau, Minnesota.
It is now built inside Polaris' year-old plant in Huntsville, Alabama.
To celebrate the product's one-millionth manufacturing milestone, Polaris is holding a contest, in which it will search for the American town that best represents the spirit and lifestyle of "Ranger Country USA." The contest (and a tour of five previously-nominated towns) will be kicked off by country music star Jake Owen, officials said.
The five nominated towns are Darlington, Wisconsin; Pinedale, Wyoming; Corning, Arizona; Spring Creek, Nevada; and Stephenville, Texas.
Polaris is asking consumers to vote at rangercountryusa.com.