Made in the USA: Our Commitment to American Manufacturing

The American spirit is engrained in everything we do at Briggs & Stratton, which is why over 80% of our production and employees are located right here in the U.S.A. But, being American-made is not just important to us, it’s also important to our communities and customers. Many studies have shown that given the choice, consumers would rather buy American-made goods. In fact, over 70 percent of outdoor power equipment owners indicated that they prefer to buy products that are made in the U.S.A.[1]

That’s why Briggs & Stratton has represented American manufacturing for over a century, and continues to embrace the work ethic and pursuit of innovation our founders instilled in us years ago.

More than 85 percent of Briggs & Stratton engines are assembled in America using domestic and global parts, and 86 percent of our global workforce is employed in the United States. Plus, our products are backed by a U.S. network of more than 12,000 independent dealers. So, it’s possible your engine came from one of our following United States based facilities:

• The Murray, KY engine plant that produced its 85 millionth engine in June 2017 after opening in 1984.
• The Poplar Bluff, MO engine plant that produced its 80 millionth engine in February 2017 after opening in 1989.
• The Statesboro, GA engine plant that produced its 21 millionth engine in March 2017 after opening in 1995.
• The Auburn, AL engine plant that produced its 18.5 millionth engines in April 2017 after opening in 1995.
• The Milwaukee, WI plant, which produces both engines and end products, produced its 1 millionth pressure washer in November 2016 after starting pressure washer production in 2014.

Today, more than 70 million U.S. households and thousands of businesses use Briggs & Stratton engines and outdoor power equipment to maintain their American dream of owning a home and other beautiful outdoor spaces. Our commitment to power and making the job easier for you is why we manufacture innovative and dependable tools for home and garden success. We’ve been dedicated to power and our country since our founding in Milwaukee in 1908, and look forward to continuing to make your lives easier and being your American made provider of power.

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Briggs & Stratton!

[1] 2015 PowerPulse™

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