Briggs & Stratton celebrates 100 years

Briggs & Stratton, a U.S.-based manufacturer of gasoline engines, marks its’ first 100 years in business. Founded by Stephen Briggs and Harold Stratton in 1908, the company is the world’s largest manufacturer of air-cooled gasoline engines for the outdoor power industry. The company plans to celebrate this anniversary with festivities in Milwaukee, home of its corporate headquarters, as well as other Briggs & Stratton facilities.

“This milestone impels us to take pride in what we’ve accomplished so far as well as move forward with a renewed spirit of innovation and a stronger understanding of what Briggs & Stratton stands for,” says John Shiely, chairman, president and CEO, Briggs & Stratton. “For 100 years, our customers have come to us seeking the best product design and quality, and for 100 years we have consistently delivered.”

Briggs & Stratton currently employs over 8,000 people with 10 manufacturing facilities worldwide. In addition to making air-cooled gasoline engines the company also produces generators, pressure washers, pumps, walk-behind and riding lawn mowers, trimmers, hedgers and more.