Briggs Plumbing Products, a major manufacturer of enameled steel products, vitreous china and faucets previously known as Briggs Industries, has been acquired by its senior U.S. management. The new owners have secured capitalization “to grow the company and gain market share for Briggs and our strategic partners in North America and the Caribbean,” said Chuck Dockery, president, CEO and co-owner.
“This is a very exciting time for Briggs and our employees,” said Dockery who, with key executives including Bob Robison, VP of Sales & Marketing, completed the purchase from CISA, S.A.
Dockery further explained, “We are truly a new company, focused on new products, quality and service. We are now totally American-owned, in control of our corporate structure and future direction. This management team has more than 100 years of combined experience in the Industry.”
As part of its branding strategies, Briggs is announcing one of the largest new product introductions in company history. Robison noted that the launch “will encompass a full line of high-efficiency toilets and urinals, two complete luxury suites, and UltraTUFF II - an affordable, composite-backed tub that complements our UltraCAST premium tub introduced earlier this year.”
Robison said the SAYCO brand faucet line will continue to expand with new products and programs for North America. Briggs has executive offices at its manufacturing facilities in Knoxville, TN. Distribution and administrative activities will remain at the company’s Charleston, SC, complex.