Briggs and Stratton Corporation Receives Governors Award



Milwaukee, WI  (September 30, 2009) - BRIGGS & STRATTON continues its commitment to sustainability by being recognized by the State of Wisconsin, as well as mobilizing a public-private partnership initiative.

At the Energy and Bottom Line Conference & Expo in Wisconsin Dells, Briggs & Stratton was presented with the prestigious Governor's Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency. With the help of Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's energy efficiency and renewable energy initiative, Briggs & Stratton saved more than 5.5 million kWh of electricity annually; that's enough energy to power 557 homes for one year Briggs & Stratton was also recognized for upgrading more than 5,000 light fixtures to high efficiency models and installing over 2,500 occupancy sensors just to name a few.

“It was an honor to receive this award,” said Todd Teske, Briggs & Stratton President & COO. “Briggs & Stratton’s core value has always been to improve the lives of as many people as possible, from our customers to our employees to our communities at large. We are committed to the principles of sustainability across the spectrum.”

At the Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Exchange in Detroit, MI, Briggs & Stratton was one of eight Wisconsin companies to sign a pledge with the Department of Energy to reduce the energy intensity (energy use per unit of output) of their respective companies by 25 percent or more over the next 10 years. This Save Energy Now initiative aims to catalyze significant energy and carbon reductions across the industrial sector.

“Signing this pledge was a continuation of the way Briggs & Stratton has operated for the last century,” Teske said. “This pledge is just another example of our continued commitment to the environment.”


Contact:
Laura Timm
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
(414) 256-5123