Briggs & Stratton Corp. confirmed recently that it is interested in leasing a 700,000-square-foot industrial building that is part of a proposed Germantown, Wis., industrial park development, according to a story posted on

The $28 million building would be part of the first phase of development. A second phase would include four additional 150,000-square-foot buildings to be built through 2027 and a 250,000-square-foot building to be constructed in 2022. The full development is valued at $64.25 million.

Briggs & Stratton would use the 700,000-square foot space as a distribution center for its engines and products. The distribution center would be in addition to Briggs’ existing service and parts distribution center in Menomonee Falls, Wis., a company spokeswoman said.

Staffing levels will likely remain flat, due to the consolidation of smaller local facilities.

The new building would combine operations from Briggs’ current warehouses in Milwaukee’s central city, according to sources.