Briggs & Stratton Generates a Return to Routine in HaitiBy Briggs Stratton, PRNE
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Donated portable generators to provide power and serve as a reserve during hurricane season
MILWAUKEE, June 17, 2010 - Briggs & Stratton Corporation has donated nearly 250 Storm Responder
5500-watt, portable generators to grassroots organizations, including
clinics, schools and churches, and a number of government agencies in Haiti.
The generators will be put to use as electrical services are slowly restored.
The generators will also serve as reserve power as hurricane season
officially began in the region on June 1.
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According to Laura Timm, Director of Corporate Communications for Briggs
& Stratton, who has just returned from Haiti, "Our employees realized that
some of the basic services that we take for granted everyday - a supply of
fresh water, a reliable source of power - were still lacking in Haiti. They
made the connection between our generator products and the need in Haiti. Our
employees, along with our senior team, knew we had a tremendous opportunity
to help; and the donation just felt natural to us. I'm humbled to have been
able to travel to Haiti to see the potential impact our Storm Responder
generators will have in local clinics, schools and churches. Even today, five
months after the earthquake, the devastation left behind is beyond
comprehension. Our family of employees is honored to have done a small part
in generating a return to some degree of routine for the men, women and
children of Haiti."
John Engle, Co-Director of Haiti Partners added, "When we received the
call from Briggs & Stratton we were thrilled to know that the situation in
Haiti was still top of mind in the states. As a global company, Briggs &
Stratton realizes to make a difference in the community it must consider that
community the world."
"This donation dovetails into Briggs & Stratton's core value — to
improve the lives of as many people as possible, from our customers to our
employees to our communities at large," said Todd Teske, Briggs & Stratton
President & CEO. "When our employees voiced the desire to make the donation,
we reached out to Haiti Partners and with their guidance, made it happen
quickly," he added.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is
the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment.
Its wholly owned subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC is
North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure
washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and
garden and turf care through its Simplicity(R), Snapper(R), Ferris(R) and
Murray(R) brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured,
marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.
Gail K. Warner, GKW Communications for Briggs & Stratton Corporation, +1-803-431-9252
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