New light commercial standby generators are built to give peace of mind

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (December 14, 2016) – Briggs & Stratton Corporation is partnering with ASCO to engineer and manufacture automatic transfer switches to support Briggs & Stratton’s new 80kW - 200kW standby generators. Briggs & Stratton’s light commercial standby generator power line is designed for small commercial buildings or large homes.

“Our focus for the new 80kW - 200kW standby generator line is to give our certified dealers and the homeowners and business owners they serve, a reliable, durable, product from a trustworthy company,” said Brian Northway, product manager for Briggs & Stratton standby power. “Partnering with ASCO, an established leader in the power-transfer industry, is a natural fit because they’re known for building exceptional transfer units that manage large power loads.”

ASCO and Briggs & Stratton transfer switches leverage elements from ASCO’s extensive product portfolio. A transfer switch seamlessly and automatically moves a building’s power from utility power to backup power in the event of a power outage. Briggs & Stratton is backing the new transfer switch with a three-year parts and labor warranty1.

Briggs & Stratton’s new standby generator models, powered by natural gas, are available in 80kW, 100kW, 150kW and 200kW. Customers interested in purchasing a Briggs & Stratton standby generator can visit to find their nearest dealer.

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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 and