KPS Capital Partnership LP finished their purchase of Briggs & Stratton on September 22, 2020. This brings Briggs & Stratton out of Chapter 11 with a stronger, healthier balance sheet allowing the company to continue to build upon their 100+ year history. All warranties from before Chapter 11 are in full force and will be honored by the new owners.
As you know, WINCO has been building generators with the Vanguard engine on some of our most popular air-cooled generators. We value our partnership and appreciate the quality and durability of their products. We will continue manufacturing generators you depend on using these industrial engines. We love the fact that all of our Vanguard V-Twin engines are produced right here in the US!
Check out our popular air-cooled generators that feature the Vanguard engine!
Q: How long have you worked at WINCO? A: David – 8 years Josie – 7.5 years
Q: You recently got married this month, did you have any plans change due to the COVID pandemic? A: Yes. We were going to get married in a different town than we did. Luckily, our church and a hall nearby were available. We didn’t have as many guests as we had hoped, but understood about health concerns. David’s family was able to make it from California, so we were grateful for that!
Q: Do you have any kids? A: Josie: I have a daughter, Audrey, from a previous relationship. We also have a dog and 3 cats ruling the house.
Q: David, which is your favorite, ice fishing or open water fishing? A: I like them both. I recently went on my brother-in-law’s bass boat and finally caught a bass. I am looking forward to ice fishing. I hope to get out more often this winter.
Q: Josie, I heard you have been crocheting a lot lately. What are you making? A: It all started when my daughter requested I make her a blanket. Then my niece asked for one. So I decided to make one for all my nieces and nephews. My aunt and grandma made me blankets, so I thought I would carry on that tradition. I have 5 done, 1 being worked on and then 3 more to go.
Thank you David & Josie for taking time to talk to me, I look forward to working with you!
If you come to visit us at WINCO, be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to David & Josie! Stay tuned, next month we will meet up with another great employee!
At WINCO, we are constantly engineering and updating out product line! Our latest update is on the WL18000VE. We have redesigned this Big Dog to produce 10% more power. The good news is that even though we increased the power by 10% our engineering and purchasing team have made it possible to sell the new model at the SAME price!
Before we transition to the new WL18000VE/B, we are going to sell out of the previous version first. With the increase in shipments to areas affected by storms we are going to run out of the current model a lot earlier than we anticipated. We anticipate we will run out before the end of September and apologize for the short notice.
Let’s compare the difference between the old and new models:
Click here to get more information and downloads of the new WL18000VE.
This WL16000HE has all the best components that make our generators stand out! We are a big fan of Honda engines and are excited about the iGX800. Like our other Big Dogs, you get the tough, heavy gauge galvanealed steel, robust receptacle package, industrial generator, all with a 3 year warranty.
We all love more power! The WL16000HE produces 30% more power than our WL12000HE! The receptacle panel has two L6-30 receptacles giving you the capability to run two welders at the same time!
Honda iGX800 Fuel Injected Engine
Easier engine starting Smoother, more consistent throttle response Better fuel efficiency Cleaner exhaust Better frequency control – Self Tuning Regulator (STR) keeps you right at 60 hz from no load to full load
On July 20th, 2020 B&S announced that hey are filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Chapter 11 is designed to keep businesses running without any intention of shutting down. The good news is that there is at least one buyer ready to purchase the company out of bankruptcy.
In short , we are cautiously optimistic. Briggs has been very responsive and continues to produce new engines. We believe that Briggs & Stratton will emerge out of this stronger than before. Since not everything is fool proof, we are evaluating other engine options for the 31 and 35 HP engines, that could be affected if Chapter 11 doesn’t work out as planned.
WINCO is actively monitoring the situation. We want you to be rest assured that no matter the outcome, WINCO will be ready to adjust.
Click here for more information from Briggs & Stratton.