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Hurricane Power sells line to Briggs & Stratton

August 3, 2018
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Muskegon Heights-based Hurricane Power has sold a product line to the outdoor equipment manufacturer Briggs & Stratton.

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin-based Briggs & Stratton acquired Hurricane’s commercial lawn debris blower product line, Stand-On, and associated intellectual property and trademarks, according to Rick Carpenter, head of communications, Briggs & Stratton.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

While Carpenter did not confirm if Briggs & Stratton acquired the entire company, he said Rick Weihl, the owner and founder of Hurricane, is now the “former owner of these assets” and “will play a role in transitioning the assets.”

Briggs & Stratton did not indicate if there will be any staffing changes at Hurricane.

Weihl could not be reached by press time.

Hurricane’s website displays three products: two Stand-On blowers and one Walker attachment.

Carpenter said the Stand-On line will be part of Briggs & Stratton's Turf and Consumer Products Group, and the company expects to “use the Hurricane name in some fashion.”

Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG) is a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment and makes power generation, pressure washer, lawn and garden, turf-care and job-site products through numerous brands: Briggs & Stratton, Simplicity, Snapper, Ferris, Vanguard, Allmand, Billy Goat, Murray, Branco and Victa.

Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

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