ALLMAND BROS., INC. INVESTS IN CONCEPT PRODUCTS,  APPROACHES COMPLETION ON PLANT EXPANSION



HOLDREGE, Nebraska (February 10, 2020) – Allmand Bros., Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and a manufacturer of high-performance portable job site equipment, is pleased to announce recent advancements in growth and innovation. Significant progress has been made on its Holdrege, Nebraska, plant expansion, which will allow for greatly increased operational capabilities by late spring 2020. Continuing the growth trend, it will also display several innovative concept products in its booth at the ARA Show 2020.

“The investments Allmand and Briggs & Stratton have made in both the plant expansion and research and development in the past year speaks volumes about the bright future of our job site solutions,” says Tom Rugg, Allmand’s President. “Expanding the footprint, capabilities and efficiency of our plant ensures Allmand can meet increased demand for its products across all markets including oil & gas, construction and infrastructure, and also allows us to explore innovative research and development possibilities.”

The Allmand team has been working on several concept products that incorporate power solutions from fellow Briggs & Stratton brand, Vanguard Power. The conceptual products include two commercial battery powered inverters and battery powered light tower, as well as a fully integrated gasoline powered light tower. 

Developed with a new power solution from Vanguard, the Allmand team designed an inverter powered by 5kWh or 10kWh Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Packs. The commercial inverters would include two 120V duplex receptacles as well as one 120V TT-30P receptacle. A detachable inverter module would quickly swap between battery packs, and a touch screen display would give users information on power level, run time, status indication and necessary product feedback. The units would also feature onboard lighting, enclosed accessory storage and powered tracks for ease of transport. 

The team will also bring a 10kWh Vanguard Battery powered concept light tower to ARA. The conceptual product would feature four LED 350w light modules for commercial grade light output, a five-section mast that expands to more than 22-feet and 359-degree rotation. It would also feature the same touch screen data display as the inverters, forklift pockets, an active leveling system and would incorporate auto deploy outriggers to minimize operator time with one button product setup. 

The final concept product is a gasoline light tower powered by the new Vanguard® 400 Single-Cylinder horizontal shaft engine. The fully integrated commercial grade light tower would be developed primarily to serve smaller job sites, special events and construction applications. Equipping it with the Vanguard 400 would provide 10.4 KW prime power output with 25 percent quieter operation* and 15 percent less vibration* than other leading gasoline engines. Delivering superior performance and rugged reliability, the Vanguard 400 also features integrated innovations, such as the oil/fuel dilution eliminating TransportGuard™ feature, which decreases downtime to increase the light tower’s job site productivity. This light tower would offer ease of operation for applications where gasoline is readily available, as well as a low acquisition price, which would make it an affordable solution for lighting needs. 

See all the Allmand concept products and learn more about the progress of the plant expansion at the show in booth #4626 or visit allmand.com.

 

*Based on 3000 rpm at full load. 

 

Media Contact:

Rick Carpentar
(414) 259-5916
carpenter.rick@basco.com

Becky Fellows
Allmand Bros. Inc.
414.256.5138
fellows.rebecca@basco.com

About Allmand Bros. Inc.:

Allmand Bros. Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, has been delivering compact equipment solutions since 1938. It offers an extensive line of rugged, portable, high-performance products for the construction, mining, rental and oil and gas industries. Its product lineup includes towable light towers, mobile generators, portable air compressors, mobile industrial heaters, portable light stands and solar flashing arrow boards. For more information: 1502 W. 4th Ave., P.O. Box 888, Holdrege, NE 68949; www.allmand.com; 800-562-1373; info@allmand.com.

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of gas pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro®, Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.

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