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Briggs & Stratton expands backup power options

BY HBSDEALER Staff

With the heavy power requirements of commercial applications in mind, Briggs & Stratton has expanded its backup power solutions for its dealer network, which now total more than 60.

"Just as no two businesses are exactly the same, no two customers in the light commercial market need exactly the same backup power option," said marketing manager Amanda Grandy. "The industry needs more flexible and dependable solutions for commercial business owners. This large product expansion shows our commitment to offering customers a reliable, tailored solution that helps keep their business up and running in the event of a power outage – all from a manufacturer they know and trust."

The company is now offering six different voltage levels (120/240, 120/208, 139/240, 227/480, 277/480, 347/600), two configuration setups (WYE or Delta) and two controller types (ComAp InteliNanoNT or ComAp InteliLiteNT). These can all be used in conjunction with the 35-kW, 48-kW and 60-kW standy generator units.

Other options include weather-resistant steel enclosure and a a durable GM Vortec 1800 RPM engine, which is quieter and more fuel-efficient than other high-RPM engine options.

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Dave Beeken named president of Silver Line

BY HBSDealer Staff

Andersen Corporation has promoted Dave Beeken to president of the Silver Line Division, replacing Paul Valle.

“Our vinyl business is an important element of our overall strategy to lead the window and door industry with a wide ranging portfolio of different and better products and services,” said Andersen Corporation chairman, president and CEO Jay Lund. “Dave brings to this business a long track record of success during his thirty-five year career in the window and door industry.”

Previously, Beeken was senior VP Doors and Accessories for the Andersen Division. Before that, he was senior VP and general manager of the Architectural Products Division and was responsible for the new Andersen Architectural Collection as well as the integration of Eagle Windows and Doors, where he began his career in 1977 and served as former president.

Beeken was formerly the chairman of the Window and Door Manufacturer’s Association as well as 2003’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Iowa and Nebraska.

Andersen acquired Silver Line in 2006.

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AGCO Appoints Roger Batkin as general counsel

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AGCO, also known as Your Agriculture Company, has promoted Roger Batkin to VP, general counsel after three months of serving as interim general counsel. The title change is effective immediately.

“I am pleased to announce Roger’s appointment as our General Counsel,” said Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president and CEO of AGCO Corporation. “Roger has gained significant Company and Industry experience during his time with AGCO and will be of tremendous value as we work to deliver quality products to our customers and improved growth, profitability, and value for our shareholders. I have great respect for Roger’s legal counsel and confidence that his responsive approach will serve our company well.”

AGCO is a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure. Batkin, previously AGCO’s VP legal services EAME & APAC and director UK operations has been with the company since 2000.

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