Briggs Equipment is one of the oldest and most trusted materials handling equipment providers in the United States. The company provides short and long-term rentals, sells parts, services equipment, and sells new and used premier materials handling equipment. The company also offers cutting edge fleet management strategies that can help customers reduce operating costs.
This story of success began in 1896, when two men, J.C. Weaver and C.H. Briggs had a single vision to create a successful industrial service company that would become an industry leader. They opened Briggs-Weaver Machinery Company in Dallas. The business provided service for pump installations, lift trucks and material handling. It quickly gained a reputation of providing the best industrial equipment and services to many industries throughout the southwest.
Charles Sammons acquired the company in 1952. In 1996, Briggs Equipment became a separate working operation of Sammons Enterprises, Inc. The company made a name for itself by offering its customers a full range of high-quality services. It quickly became one of the largest and most successful Sammons companies.
While we have many reasons to be proud of our past, we look forward to our future. In 2012, Briggs Equipment expanded its footprint in the United States when it acquired 15 new offices in the South and Southeast making it the largest dealer of industrial and construction equipment in North America.
Providing customers with smart business solutions has ensured the company’s growth since Charles A. Sammons acquired the business in the 1950s. Industry knowledge and business savvy positions the Briggs Equipment brand for customer satisfaction, continued growth and expansion.