... with about 23,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1908, Briggs & Stratton filed for protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on July 20. In a notice filed with the state Department of Workforce Development, Milwaukee-based Briggs said 208 layoffs will take place near the end of August, and that more people will â¦ Briggs & Stratton to Layoff Over 200 Employees from Wisconsin Facility July 6, 2020 | Posted in Manufacturer News According to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , as part of the company's moving of some production to New York from its Wauwatosa, Wis., facility, 208 employees will be laid off at the end of August. 52 Briggs & Stratton jobs in Milwaukee, WI. MILWAUKEE, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After emerging from Chapter 11 restructuring as a new company with a new owner and a new CEO, Briggs & Stratton, LLC, a company with a 113-year legacy, also has a new beginning.. Steve Andrews assumed the position of Briggs & Stratton's President and CEO just over a month ago after most recently serving as CEO of International Equipment â¦ Over the next 35 years it opened and closed plants in Milwaukee, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and other locations, either moving that production to China or simply downsizing. MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Power-tool and engine maker Briggs & Stratton says it will lay off 72 more employees from its Ozaukee County facility. That is when about 300 workers from the Briggs & Stratton plant on the east side of the cityâs downtown area went to the parking lot to leave for the day â only this time, it was for good. Briggs, the world's largest manufacturer of small gasoline engines, employs about 5,000 people worldwide including around 1,300 in the Milwaukee area. Briggs & Stratton, a Milwaukee-area juggernaut for more than a century that is now under fire for allegedly unsafe working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, is at a significant risk of bankruptcy after it skipped a $6.7 million interest payment last month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, Briggs had four manufacturing plants in the Milwaukee area and 11,000 unionized employees. A Briggs & Stratton LLC lawnmower brand was announced as the first âentitlement sponsorâ of the long-standing USA Today menâs college basketball coachesâ poll. Friday marked the second round of layoffs for the plant, but this time it included something else. Instead of paying its $6.7 million bill, Briggs gave millions to executives. About Briggs & Stratton With over 110 years of experience, Briggs & Stratton is trusted by millions of people around the globe and backed by the largest service network in the industry. Search job openings, see if they fit - company salaries, reviews, and more posted by Briggs & Stratton employees. Monday's announcement means about 150 workers will lose their jobs when the Port Washington facility closes October 15. Engine maker Briggs & Stratton Corp. was a major employer in the city's urban center in Milwaukee's industrial heyday, but since then shuttered factories inside the city as it expanded elsewhere.