Weekly Debrief: The long decline of Briggs & Stratton in metro Milwaukee continues

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Andrew Weiland and Arthur Thomas from BizTimes Media get together to discuss the news of the week, including Briggs & Stratton laying off 160 people as it shuts down two production lines and moves work to other facilities out-of-state. Andrew and Arthur also discuss their takeaways from the annual BizTimes Economic Trends event which was held this week.

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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.