Murray Calloway County Economic Development

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  Some of the 600 employees affected by the future closure of the Briggs and Stratton engine manufacturing plant in Murray came to their first job fair Tuesday to find new employment. Briggs and Stratton announced in August the company was closing their plant by fall of 2020.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Briggs and Stratton is closing their Murray operation by fall 2020. About 600 full-time positions will be affected. The Milwaukee-based company announced on Thursday plans to consolidate production of its small vertical-shaft engines to its Poplar Bluff, Missouri facility. 

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

“Have you heard the good news?” asked Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Interim Secretary Vivek Sarin to a room of community and economic development leaders in Murray on Wednesday. “The good news I’m talking about is in the context of economic development.”