Biteharder® Announces Partnership with Polaris Industries

Laconia, NH, September 16, 2017 --( BITEHARDER® is proud to announce its partnership with OEM and snowmobile pioneer Polaris Industries. As a result, BITEHARDER’s Carbide Runner Sharpening tool will be featured in Polaris’s 2018 Apparel & Accessories Catalog, its online store, and in select Polaris Dealerships.

Founded by Glenn Welch in 2013, BITEHARDER has provided snowmobile owners around the world the ability to easily sharpen their carbide runner’s edge, allowing them to safely experience all the performance that Polaris engineers build into their snowmobiles.

After testing the BITEHARDER product line last season at their Roseau, Minnesota location, the Polaris team decided to carry the Standard Series Carbide Runner Sharpener tool as a 2018 accessory option.

“We are extremely honored to partner with Polaris for 2018 and beyond,” said Welch. “This partnership in many ways validates our product as a simple and effective way to maintain your snowmobiles performance. Snowmobilers know that there is nothing better than riding on sharp carbide runners every time you head out on the trail.”

Polaris is a snowmobile industry titan. American made in Medina, Minnesota since 1954, Polaris has grown into one of the most recognizable snowmobile brands and an unquestionable leader in the power sports industry. As of 2015, Polaris’ worldwide sales in ORVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, and other global adjacent markets, were close to five billion dollars.

“With very aggressive goals, Polaris has targeted to be an eight billion dollar company by the year 2020. They are well on their way to reaching their goal by acquiring the likes of KLIM, 509, Pro Armor, Bobcat and Indian Motorcycles,” said Welch.

“We’re thrilled to be with a company so focused on innovation and a vision they describe as, - Fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts around the world by delivering innovative, high-quality vehicles, products, services and experiences that enrich their lives.”

For more information about BITEHARDER’s full line of carbide runner and stud sharpening tools, apparel and accessories, and in depth video demonstrations, visit them at

About Glenn Welch and BITEHARDER Tools
Founded by Glenn Welch in 1989, Welch Manufacturing Technologies, Ltd. developed and patented a system of diamond coated tools for sharpening carbide traction products on snowmobiles. Welch Manufacturing is a New Hampshire based company specializing in the manufacturing of precision components to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 quality standards, for a range of high-tech industries. Welch holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University. An avid snowmobiler, he enjoys riding in Canada where he logs more than 2,500 miles per season.
Chris Duhaime