BRIGGS & STRATTON® MILWAUKEE PLANT BUILDS 1 MILLIONTH PRESSURE WASHER



MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (January 5, 2017) – Briggs & Stratton Corporation is celebrating the production of the 1 millionth pressure washer built at the company’s Milwaukee Burleigh Facility. The 1 millionth pressure washer to roll off the production line was a new Troy-Bilt® model that will be sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide in 2017.

“The team was excited to be included in this historical event, gathering together at the conclusion of the build to celebrate the milestone,” said Don Klenk, vice president of operations for the Turf & Consumer Products Group. “Each day, the Briggs & Stratton workforce team manufactures durable and innovative pressure washers that assist homeowners in effortlessly tackling the toughest of jobs. To have a hand in helping homeowners accomplish their outdoor goals, and to reach the milestone of 1 million units manufactured here at our Milwaukee facility, are achievements to be proud of.”

Briggs & Stratton moved its outdoor power equipment production plant from Georgia to Wisconsin in late 2014. The first unit produced at the Milwaukee location occurred in January 2015. Since 2001, the company has manufactured more than 8 million pressure washers at plants in Wisconsin, Tennessee and Georgia. 

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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, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  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.