MILWAUKEE — Briggs & Stratton Corp.'s InfoHub for Commercial Turf is helping transform the way commercial landscapers manage their business. Launched just 18 months ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) solution has already caught the attention of the Business Intelligence Group (BIG) which has named the tool one of their 2019 BIG Innovation Awards winners. This annual business awards program recognizes organizations, products and people that are bringing new ideas to life.

"Innovation and the use of technology to advance commerce and improve lives is permeating nearly every organization across the globe," said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. "We are thrilled to be honoring this year's winning executives, companies and products as they work to improve our experiences and lives."

Briggs & Stratton Corporation continues to transform its business to focus more heavily on commercial engines and products, and recently reported 18 percent growth within its commercial business in the twelve months ended December 30, 2018. InfoHub for Commercial Turf is just one of the ways Briggs & Stratton Corporation and its family of brands is innovating and applying advanced technologies to help commercial landscapers be more profitable while making their work easier.

"When we launched InfoHub for Commercial Turf, we knew the solution could be transformative for our commercial landscaping customers, and this award is further evidence of the innovation's impact," said Carissa Gingras, director of marketing, global support at Briggs & Stratton. "We've seen it deliver great results for our pilot users and have recently expanded its capabilities for dealers and landscapers alike."

"InfoHub has given us invaluable insight into our business," said Jason Rives, general manager at Brake Landscaping & Lawncare, Inc. in St. Louis. "Our efficiency measures have increased by 50% since incorporating InfoHub's equipment tracking technology into our company's lawn maintenance operations."