Allmand Bros., a manufacturer of portable jobsite equipment, is expanding its facility in Holdrege, Nebraska, to increase production capacity and speed-to-market with new products. The company is a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton.
The expansion includes five new assembly lines, a prototyping lab, a new paint system and robotic weld cells, enhanced technologies infrastructure and is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
“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 and gas, construction and infrastructure,” says Ben Duke, senior vice president of jobsite 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.”
After many years of serving customers in the oil and gas industry, Allmand has expanded its lineup of premium job site products to serve the construction, building and rental markets. Because of this diversification, Allmand is now enjoying record levels of business, the company says.
The expansion will add 20 new jobs and is supported locally by the Phelps County Development Corporation, the Nebraska Economic Development Corporation, Holdrege City Commission and the Phelps County Commissioners.
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, the company says in a press release.
Allmand Bros. has been delivering compact equipment solutions since 1938. Its product lineup includes towable light towers, mobile generators, portable air compressors, mobile industrial heaters and portable light stands.