Fire Occurs at Warehouse Used by Briggs and Stratton in TN

No physical injuries; product damage still being assessed

Wauwatosa, WI (December 2, 2008) - Last night, at approximately 8:15 p.m., a fire occurred at a leased Dyersburg, TN warehouse that supports the Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group facility located in Newbern, TN.

Briggs & Stratton is currently working with local authorities to determine the cause and the extent of the damage.  Importantly, no employees were injured.

The production plant itself was not damaged and the company is currently assessing the potential impact this event will have on operations.  A team is in place to restore normal activity as soon as possible.

Deanna Zabel 
Briggs & Stratton 
(414) 256-5659