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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?



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Briggs Equipment Helping New Orleans Get Back to Business

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nearly seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and forced one of the largest cold storage facilities in the country to close, Briggs Equipment, is honored to supply state of the art electric forklifts to New Orleans Cold Storage company’s new $40 million facility at the Port of New Orleans.

The 142,000 square foot warehouse is the largest in the country. Briggs is contracted to provide and service 18 new electric forklifts inside the building and 15 others that will be used to move product from the facility to waiting ships at the port.

“The warehouse was constructed to be environmentally sound and energy efficient,” says Paul Pressler, Briggs Equipment New Orleans Branch Manager. “That’s why our innovative, eco- friendly electric forklifts are a perfect match for the facility.”

New Orleans Cold Storage is the oldest cold storage company in North America. It’s one of the largest suppliers of beef, poultry and pork exports in the nation. Among other products, the facility handles nearly half of the poultry exported from Louisiana farmers to foreign destinations.

“This is a new chapter for New Orleans Cold Storage, the port and the city,” says Mike Winemiller, President Briggs International. “We are proud to partner with this legendary company and this facility to help put New Orleans back on the map as a worldwide player in the cold storage industry.”

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