Expansion supports market demand and future growth
Allmand Bros. Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and a manufacturer of high-performance portable jobsite equipment, announced plans to expand its current facility in Holdrege, Neb., to increase production capacity and speed-to-market with new innovations. The expansion includes five new assembly lines, a prototyping lab, a new paint system and robotic weld cells, enhanced technologies infrastructure and is expected to be complete at the end of calendar year 2019.
“By expanding the footprint, capabilities and efficiency of our current facility, Allmand will be equipped to meet increased demand for its products across all of its markets including oil & gas, construction and infrastructure,” says Ben Duke, senior vice president of job site and standby at Briggs & Stratton. “Allmand is an 80-year-old company backed by a 110-year-old company. With that amount of expertise in the industry and in power, the expansion announced today will provide the capacity for Allmand to innovate and grow well into the future.”
With roots of meeting the needs of customers in the rugged oil & gas industry, with the support of Briggs & Stratton, Allmand has expanded its lineup of premium job site products to serve the construction, building and rental markets. Because of this diversification, Allmand is now enjoying record levels of business.
The expansion will add 20 new jobs to support further growth of the Allmand business and build on its existing foundation of providing superior products, services and workmanship to the market. The expansion is supported locally by the Phelps County Development Corporation, the Nebraska Economic Development Corporation, Holdrege City Commission and the Phelps County Commissioners.
This expansion aligns with Briggs & Stratton’s focus on growing its commercial business. Over the last five years, the Company has grown commercial sales by more than 70 percent and the Allmand business plays an important role in continuing this growth.