Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Briggs & Stratton Manufacturing Facility in Oneida County

September 18, 2019

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Sherrill Expands Commercial Production in the State

Retains 500 Jobs and Creates 52 New Jobs in the Mohawk Valley

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of Briggs & Stratton Corporation's newest commercial products manufacturing facility in Sherrill, Oneida County. Because of the company's commercial market growth, Briggs & Stratton needed a larger facility for production of its Ferris and Snapper Pro brand mowers, originally manufactured in Munnsville, Madison County. This new facility in the Sherrill Industrial Park will accommodate this continued growth into the future and will nearly double the production capacity for Ferris, Snapper, Snapper Pro, Simplicity and some Billy Goat products.

"New York is committed to ensuring that good-paying jobs remain in our Upstate communities," Governor Cuomo said. "By investing in Briggs & Stratton's expansion, we are helping this successful world-renowned business expand, resulting in the creation of more jobs that are building on the positive progress we continue to see in the Mohawk Valley."

"We are focused on growing the manufacturing industry in the state and creating good paying jobs for residents," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. "The Briggs & Stratton manufacturing facility will expand commercial production and create 52 new jobs while retaining 500. This new facility will support future growth of the company and create new opportunities in Sherrill and Oneida County. The project is part of our overall efforts to attract and retain businesses, strengthen the economy, and build on the upward momentum in the Mohawk Valley region."

Read the full press release here.