Briggs & Stratton acquires blower maker Hurricane

August 1, 2018 -  By

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Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. acquired certain assets of Hurricane, based in Muskegon Heights, Mich. Hurricane designs and manufactures stand-on leaf and debris blowers. Terms of the transaction, which accelerates the company’s diversification into commercial products, were not disclosed.

“Hurricane brings high-quality products with differentiated capabilities around air flow and handling which make the lawn and turf care professional more productive and able to tackle even the largest jobs more efficiently and easily,” said Harold Redman, Briggs & Stratton’s senior vice president and group president of turf & consumer products. “The acquisition brings Briggs & Stratton and its family of brands one step closer to its goal of filling a landscaper’s trailer with everything needed to start and finish a job in as little time and with as little effort as possible to maximize their profitability.”

This move builds on the 2017 acquisition of spreader-sprayer maker Ground Logic, said Todd Teske, Briggs & Stratton’s chairman, president and CEO.

“Both have expanded our product line and will enable us to take advantage of synergies in manufacturing and supply chain,” he said. “We will be able to leverage our broad base of dealers and distributors to accelerate growth of these products.”

Briggs & Stratton also acquired Billy Goat in 2015.

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