Briggs Updating Plant in Kentucky

Charleston, SC —
Briggs Industries, the Charleston, SC-based manufacturer of plumbing fixtures, has begun a $3-million modernization and expansion project at its Knoxville, KY plant, the company announced.

According to Briggs, the project will focus on energy conservation, improvements in automation and increased production capacity.

Briggs parent company, CISA, is considering an additional $2-million modernization program in 2007 that, if it is undertaken, would include the development of new bathtub designs, the company added.