Dead but not forgotten, Arctic Enterprises
was etched in the memories of its loyal customers, some of
whom vowed never to ride a snowmobile again. The memory of
the company also was etched in the hearts of its former
employees, the pangs of which led a small group of former
managers to attend the auction of Arctic Enterprises'
various properties. Included in this group was Edgar
Hetteen, who returned to witness the dismemberment of the
company he had left nearly 20 years earlier; by the end of
the day the group had acquired enough of Arctic Enterprises'
properties to establish a new snowmobile manufacturing
company, which was incorporated as Arctco, Inc. in 1983.