A Jan. 10 report from BizTimes said Briggs & Stratton will close its Germantown, Wis., distribution facility as it, "stops selling portable generators, pressure washers and snow throwers to mass retail centers in North America." 

Lauren Vagnini, director of communications at Briggs & Stratton is quoted in the article as saying the company will exit these businesses, "as we focus our resources to drive profitable growth for the company." It was reported that less than 50 hourly positions would be impacted by the closure.

The report goes on to state that, "Briggs announced plans to lease the 700,000-square-foot Germantown facility in 2018 as it consolidated several smaller facilities in the region."

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