Steelworkers approve contract with proposed Briggs & Stratton buyer

Products are assembled at the West Burleigh Street plant in space that was a warehouse a few years ago. Credit: Arthur Thomas

Last updated on August 19th, 2020 at 12:21 pmMembers of the United Steelworkers union representing Briggs & Stratton workers in the Milwaukee area approved a new contract with KPS Capital Partners, the potential buyer of the Wauwatosa-based small engine maker that is currently in bankruptcy court. USW Local 2-232 workers had not had a contract

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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