Briggs & Stratton to shutter GA plant for 4 weeks
MCDONOUGH (AP) — Briggs & Stratton Corp. cited ongoing drought conditions as it announced that the company will temporarily shutter a McDonough facility that makes lawn and garden equipment.
Production will be suspended from Oct. 29 through Nov. 25. About 340 hourly employees and 200 temporary employees will be laid off during the shutdown.
The company said Monday it wants to reduce its equipment supply amid lagging demand.
Drought conditions have affected large portions of the U.S. since May.
The company said it will not discontinue parts shipments to customers during the period.
The Wisconsin firm said the temporary action should have no significant impact on its income forecast for fiscal 2013. The company initially projected net income of $60 million to $75 million. That’s $1.25 to $1.55 per diluted share. Tuesday that he intends to play against the Commodores.
Jones said he’s “ready to get out there and just pick up where I left off from.”
He strained his right groin before the Missouri game, but played through the pain in perhaps the best performance of his college career — two sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception that he nearly brought back for a touchdown.
Jones won numerous defensive player of the week awards, but Georgia decided to rest him against overmatched Florida Atlantic.