Briggs & Stratton Corporation Awarded "Newsmaker of the Year" by Diesel Progress Magazine

WAUWATOSA, WI (December 12, 2014) – Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) was recently awarded “Newsmaker of the Year” by Diesel Progress Magazine. Diesel Progress North American and Diesel Progress International cover the products, technology and industry news for all the engine-powered (diesel, natural gas, and gasoline) equipment markets. Briggs & Stratton was given this award in a tie with Generac Corporation.

“We accept this award with great pride,” said Todd J. Teske, Chairman, President and CEO, Briggs & Stratton Corporation. “We believe that 2014 was a great year for us, from our incredible innovations to the acquisition of Allmand Bros. Inc, to name a few, and we thank Diesel Progress for their recognition and for the great company in which we are awarded.”

Mike Osenga, publisher of Diesel Progress, said about Briggs & Stratton, “There is now, in 2014, a sense that these two companies are coming of age.” He added, “In the end, it was impossible to decide between the two and break the tie.”

Diesel Progress typically crafts articles about new products used in on-highway, off-highway, stationary and marine markets including engines, hydraulics, transmissions, axles, filtration, silencing, cooling, controls, electronics, emissions control devices and more.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Allmand, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For more information, visit or