Briggs & Stratton announced Monday it will invest $12 million in its
Auburn, Ala., plant, creating about 50 jobs.
is part of the company’s plan to begin production of Vanguard big
block V-twin engines at the Auburn plant by 2018.
Stratton is a valuable, longtime member of Alabama’s business
community, and the company’s decision to expand its product
manufacturing in Auburn is a testament to the strong partnership we
have developed together over the years,” said Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey
in a statement.
Stratton has operated in Auburn for 22 years and employs 430
workers. The Vanguard move switches the engine production from a
joint venture partnership in Japan to manufacturing facilities in
Statesboro, Ga., and Auburn.
expected to be phased in, beginning in the middle of 2018 through
the middle of 2019.