A Brief History Of Briggs Equipment

1896

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

1904

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

1938

Charles Sammons founds Sammons Enterprises Inc. in Dallas, Texas

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1949

Briggs-Weaver opens a Houston, TX branch as a result of a boom in business post World War II

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1952

Charles A. Sammons, founder of Sammons Enterprises, takes ownership of Briggs-Weaver

1953

Briggs-Weaver adds the Trackmobile railcar mover brand to the family of equipment

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1959

Briggs becomes a Yale Forklift dealer, distributing Yale's full line of products

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1971

Briggs begins partnership with Kalmar Ottawa, a truck manufacturer from Ottawa, Kansas known for its superior quality and reliability

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1978

Sammons Enterprises opens Employee Stock Ownership Plan, in which all qualified employees become stock owners

1986

Capital Equipment Division formed within Briggs-Weaver; these branches include Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, New Orleans, Freeport, and Beaumont

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1988

Briggs opens Baton Rouge, LA branch & Mobile, AL branch

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1994

Briggs expands operations into Mexico by contracting with Chrysler Derramadero & Both Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ branches acquired within U.S.

1996

Briggs Equipment formed as a separate Sammons Enterprises Company

1998

Phoenix, AZ , Tucson, AZ , and San Diego, CA branches sold to allow for acquisition of Atlanta, GA branch

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2006

Briggs starts scholarship program for the children of Briggs employees

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2007

Briggs expands operations into the United Kingdom, as a CAT dealer & Briggs International Formed

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2012

Briggs adds 15 new locations in the Barloworld acquisition; creating a partnership between Briggs and Hyster and making Briggs one of the largest Hyster dealers in the U.S.

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2016

Briggs expands its Hyster footprint into Texas through the acquisition of assets from Stewart & Stevenson

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2017

Briggs continues expansion with MacKinnon Equipment & Services acquisition, acquiring five Yale and JCB dealerships throughout Georgia and Florida

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2019

Briggs announces partnership with Kärcher, a German engineered cleaning equipment manufacturer. Briggs also launches new and improved website

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2020

Briggs announces partnership with Polaris, American manufacturer of utility vehicles. And, Sammons ranks #73 on the Forbes 100 list.

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2021

Briggs expands partnership with Princeton, the leading North American manufacturer of truck mounted forklifts

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