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Briggs & Stratton Donates New Engines to WIU Ag Department

February 5, 2007

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Briggs & Stratton recently donated 16 6.5-hp engines -- valued at $3,200 -- to Western Illinois University's agricultural technology management program for use in the "Introduction to Agricultural Technology Management" course. According to agriculture professor Andy Baker, students in the tech management course use the engines to learn how to disassemble and reassemble a small internal combustion engine as part of the lab experience. In 2002, Briggs & Stratton also donated engines valued at $6,900 for use in an advanced agricultural technology management course. Pictured working on the new engine are (photo #1), from l-r, Aaron Davidsmeier; lab assistant Justin Dikeman; Bret Hish; and Leslie Dunham; and (photo #2), from l-r, Brooke Hanson; lab assistant James Kennedy; and Ryan Fornoff.

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