Briggs strategically repositions production
By Mike Brezonick03 July 2020
Briggs & Stratton has announced that it will be moving production of certain products from its facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, US, to a location in the state of New York.
Previously announced in March, this strategic repositioning is intended to help the company better focus its operations.
In a statement, the company said, “As part of these efforts, production of lawn tractor, residential zero-turn mower, snow thrower and pressure washer products will transition out of the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, facility at the end of August. Much of the production will move to the company’s existing facilities in New York.”
Briggs said the transition “will allow the company to consolidate its manufacturing — as the Munnsville, New York, production facility is within 10 miles of Briggs & Stratton’s Sherrill, New York, facility where similar products are produced — to provide more streamlined production and distribution of products to the market prior to next season”
Impacted employees will be given a 60-day notice of this transition and will remain with the Briggs & Stratton team through to the end of August.
Production of standby generators and engine components, among other support areas, will remain within the Wauwatosa facility, the company said.
As part of Briggs & Stratton’s repositioning, the company plans to focus primarily on engines, batteries and standby power generation. Its power products and turf businesses, including those being consolidated, will be sold.
This story was originally published by sister magazine Diesel Progress.