Line of standby generators are corrosion-resistant and can handle winds up to 175 mph

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (April 12, 2017)  Briggs & Stratton Corporation introduces a new durable and corrosion-resistant aluminum enclosure for its standby generator systems, specifically designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, including hurricane-force winds up to 175 mph.

“The new exterior is designed with residents living in coastal regions in mind,” said Brian Northway, product manager for Briggs & Stratton standby power. “The Atlantic and Gulf coastlines are regions that can be especially corrosive on outdoor appliances and equipment because of the strong winds, high humidity and salt air, and these new enclosures prevent damage from those outside elements.”

Homeowners now have the option to upgrade from the standard ​galvanized ​steel enclosure to the new corrosion-resistant aluminum exterior and stainless steel base. The new aluminum unit will be offered on both the Briggs & Stratton and Briggs & Stratton Fortress brand for 20kW1standby generator systems.

Briggs & Stratton standby generators come standard with impeccable warranties for lasting protection for the full life of the warranty2. The new Fortress line of standby generators offers the industry’s leading limited warranty of 6-years parts, labor and travel*.

For any questions about the newest line of commercial standby generators, the technical support team is available at 800-759-2744. For information on Briggs & Stratton’s standby generator systems, visit

1This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators).

2Warranty details available at

*8kW has a 4 year limited warranty for parts, labor and travel.

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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, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  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 and