Allmand Bros. Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corp. and a manufacturer of portable job site equipment, announced plans to expand its current facility in Holdrege, Neb., to increase production capacity and speed-to-market with new innovations. The company said 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,” said 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 its roots in the rugged oil and gas industry, Allmand has expanded its lineup of job site products to serve the construction, building and rental markets with the support of Briggs & Stratton. Because of this diversification, the company reported it is enjoying record levels of business.
The factory expansion is expected to add 20 new jobs.