Briggs and Stratton Presented With Prestigious Torch Award

Award Received at October 23 Luncheon

Milwaukee, WI (November 12, 2012) - Briggs & Stratton is a winner of the 2012 Torch Award for Business Ethics presented by the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin (

The Milwaukee-based company won in the 176 or More Employee Category. Awards were presented at a luncheon ceremony at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 23rd. Winners were selected by an independent panel of eleven business ethics experts and chosen based on submissions that demonstrated excellence in ethical practices, service excellence, reputation, honest advertising, peer recognition, management practices and employee training in ethical behavior.

“This is an honor to accept this award on behalf of Briggs & Stratton,” said Christopher Drew, Project Engineer at Briggs & Stratton and the initiator of the submission process. “It was very clear to see the benefits of being an ethical enterprise per the Torch Award requirements. It was also very clear that Briggs & Stratton and its employees are committed to ethics, integrity, and sustainable business practices and take great pride in doing so.”

“It’s our pleasure to shine the spotlight on these companies, all of whom put a high priority on ethics and integrity with their customers, their employees and their vendors,” said Randall Hoth, president/CEO of the Wisconsin BBB. “They join a long list of impressive Wisconsin companies who have achieved this honor in the past 10 years.”

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Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC is North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of standby generators, along with lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro®, Ferris® and Murray® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.