Briggs Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Briggs Equipment celebrates its 125th anniversary! Originally founded as Briggs-Weaver Machine Manufacturing Company in 1896, Briggs has come a long way throughout the years. Read more about our incredible journey.

Briggs Equipment turns 125 years old!

Founded in 1896, Briggs has grown tremendously throughout the years and is excited to use this anniversary as an opportunity to look back on the incredible things we have accomplished and people we have served. Briggs-Weaver began with the goal of becoming the nation’s largest and best industrial supplier; as the company evolved and Briggs Equipment was born, the goal remained constant. Our highly regarded reputation of providing the best supplies, equipment, and services is driven by our loyalty to put customer service first. Briggs now has 29 different locations nationwide and has become one of the nation’s top equipment rental operators. In addition to being the largest Yale forklift dealer, we are also the largest dealer of Trackmobile rail car movers. Briggs Equipment has the honor of representing a variety of other materials handling equipment manufacturers, such as Hyster, JCB, Kalmar Ottawa, Genie, Kärcher, Taylor-Dunn, Polaris, and other great manufacturers. Our journey throughout the past 125 years has been unforgettable; take a look at the timeline below to relive some of our most memorable moments!


With the desire to build the nation's best industrial supplier, J.C. Weaver & C.H. Briggs partnered to create Briggs-Weaver in Dallas, Texas.


As a result of early success, Briggs-Weaver became an incorporated company and moved into a new headquarters, also in Dallas