Briggs Industries Inc. celebrates its 100th
anniversary in 2008. The company got its start in 1908 as a
carriage/wagon/automobile body manufacturer in Detroit. Briggs
celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2008. The company got its
start in 1908 as a carriage/wagon/automobile body manufacturer in Detroit. With
Walter Owen Briggs, Sr.
, at the wheel, Briggs Mfg. grew into
one of the nation’s largest producers of automobile and truck bodies. In the
1940s, Briggs introduced a line of steel plumbing fixtures under the Briggs
Beautyware brand, which soon became the company’s main focus.
Today, Briggs plumbing
fixtures are sold throughout North and South America. Purchased by parent
company Cerámicas Industriales S.A. in 1997, Briggs has since launched the
brand in Chile and Venezuela, modernized and improved production capacity in
the United States and developed innovative and sleek designer lines.
To celebrate its centennial year, the
company plans to launch several new plumbing fixtures, including its Conserver™
dual-flush toilet that was released earlier this year.
“The centennial anniversary is more than
an occasion to celebrate the past,” remarked Bob Robison
president sales/marketing for North America. “It’s a time to re-energize and
strategize how we will continue the Briggs tradition of delivering design,
technology and innovation during the next 100 years.”