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About Briggs Industrial Equipment

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The best industrial equipment provider in the nation – the Briggs-Weaver Machinery Company was established in 1896 by J.C. Weaver and C.H. Briggs with the thinking that progress comes from not only looking at the past for guidance but keeping a business moving forward and looking into the future.The company which was based in Dallas, Texas and began by providing fork lifts, lift trucks, pump set ups, aerial work platforms, boom lifts, scissor lifts and other materials handling equipment services. This company grew quickly and began to develop an exceptional reputation for high quality customer service with a quality and specialized product – the new and used material handling equipment for a large variety of industries covering the south and southwest regions of the US.

The owner changed hands in 1952, when the company became a more profitable business, to Charles A. Sammons who was named the owner of Briggs-Weaver. Charles A. Sammons, a self-made billionaire, combined his holdings and established Sammons Enterprises, Inc.  As a contributor of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., Briggs-Weaver had grown to a 20 percent rate, in 1962.

Then in 1996, Briggs Equipment became an independent working operation of Sammons Enterprises, Inc. The success of our company has guided us to becoming the largest industrial and construction equipment dealer working in new and used as well as rental equipment in North America.  We not only provide new and used forklifts, materials handling equipment, contractor and heavy equipment rental operations in the south and southwest regions of the US, but we have expanded into and operate in the United Kingdom as well as Mexico, with the intentions to continue to expand and grow.

We are pleased to have many locations through the United States with locations in Mobile and Dothan, Alabama; Little Rock and Springdale, Arkansas; Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Florida; Decatur, Georgia; Baton Rouge and Jefferson, Louisiana; Jackson and Tupelo, Mississippi; Fayetteville and Morrisville, North Carolina; Florence and Summerville, South Carolina; Memphis, Tennessee; and Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Freeport, Houston, Laredo, Pharr and San Antonio, Texas.

With that being said, Briggs Industrial Equipment maintains being one of the largest members of Sammons Enterprises, Inc.  Sammons is a diversified holding company with a presence in industrial fork lift and material handling equipment, construction equipment, as well as, the hospitality and insurance industries. To find out more about our parent company, please visit Sammons Enterprises, Inc.

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