WAUWATOSA, Wis., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) received a BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation from BizTimes Media LLC. The I.Q. Awards salute southeastern Wisconsin businesses for their innovative products, services or processes.
The winners received their awards at a lunch ceremony on Wednesday, May 21, at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Woodland Dreams Ballroom in Milwaukee at 1721 W. Canal St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The ceremony took place during the BizExpo, Wisconsin's largest business-to-business conference.
"We are extremely proud to accept the BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation," said Todd Teske, Chairman, President and CEO of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. "This goes a long way and reflects our corporate strategy of global innovation."
The ceremony featured a keynote presentation from Joe Abraham, a professional entrepreneur and founder of BOSI Global, a firm that operates and manages a $100 million portfolio of companies throughout the U.S. and Europe. Abraham is considered a subject matter expert in small business, entrepreneurship and free enterprise.
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Gary Grunau, was recognized at the event, and Craig McKee, WISN-Channel 12 news anchor, emceed the awards ceremony.
Briggs & Stratton submitted their Innovation Showcase for the Bravo I.Q. Award. The Innovation Showcase is an internal program designed to highlight innovations across the entire company through three categories: Product, Process and Customer Delight Innovation. Team members win prizes and attend a recognition ceremony. The Company is currently about to announce their fourth annual Innovation Showcase for Fiscal Year 2015.
Here is a complete list of the I.Q. Awards recipients:
Badger Meter Inc., Milwaukee
Briggs & Stratton Corp., Wauwatosa
Dynamis Software Corp., Milwaukee
Hydro-Thermal Corp., Waukesha
National Business Furniture, Milwaukee
Odyne Systems LLC, Waukesha
OS Inc., Pewaukee
Radian Corp., Brookfield
"We salute these fine local companies who are using innovation to grow and create jobs in southeastern Wisconsin. We invite all of the businesses in the region to attend the BizExpo and learn about the best practices that are fueling this growth," said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee.
About Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America's number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.
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