BRIGGS & STRATTON’S ALLMAND BROS. ANNOUNCES FACILITY EXPANSION FOR JOB SITE PRODUCTS
Expansion to add 20 new jobs to support further growth
HOLDREGE, Nebraska (December 11, 2018) – Allmand Bros. Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and an 80-year-old manufacturer of high-performance portable job site equipment, today announced plans to expand its current facility in Holdrege, NE to increase production capacity and speed-to-market with new innovations. The expansion, which will include five new assembly lines, a prototyping lab, a new paint system and robotic weld cells, is expected to be complete at the end of calendar year 2019 and will result in new jobs in the Holdrege plant.
“By expanding the footprint, capabilities and efficiency of our current facility, Allmand will be equipped to meet increased demand for its products across all of its markets including oil & gas, construction and infrastructure,” says Ben Duke, senior vice president of job site and standby at Briggs & Stratton. “Allmand is an 80-year-old company backed by a 110-year-old company. With that amount of expertise in the industry and in power, the expansion announced today will provide the capacity for Allmand to innovate and grow well into the future.”
With roots meeting the needs of customers in the rugged oil & gas industry, Allmand has expanded its lineup of premium job site products to serve the channels that include construction, mining and rental markets. Because of this diversification, Allmand is now enjoying record levels of business.
This expansion aligns with Briggs & Stratton’s focus on growing its commercial business. Over the last five years, the Company has grown commercial sales by more than 70 percent and the Allmand business plays an important role in continuing this growth.
About Allmand Bros. Inc.:
Allmand Bros. Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, has been delivering compact equipment solutions since 1938. It offers an extensive line of rugged, portable, high-performance products for the construction, mining, rental and oil and gas industries. Its product lineup includes towable light towers, mobile generators, portable air compressors, mobile industrial heaters, portable light stands and solar flashing arrow boards. For more information: 1502 W. 4th Ave., P.O. Box 888, Holdrege, NE 68949; www.allmand.com; 800-562-1373; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of gas pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro®, 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.
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