MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Briggs & Stratton (BGG) was recently recognized as 2014 Vendor of the Year by Oak Brook, Illinois-based Ace Hardware Corporation for its superior commitment and service to Ace’s retailers, customers and company initiatives.

“Briggs & Stratton and Ace share a dedication to providing the best service, products and support possible,” said Dan Roche, director of marketing for Briggs & Stratton Portable Power and Cleaning Systems. “The entire Briggs & Stratton team worked hard to develop personal and regional support, technical field training and, perhaps most importantly, regular communication with the Ace buying team, Ace field managers and Ace Hardware retailers. We are very proud to have made a contribution to Ace’s success throughout the year.”

Launching a complete power equipment program in all categories, Briggs & Stratton worked with Ace to expand and develop products and programs to meet specific consumer demands as well as a comprehensive after sales/service support mechanism. Briggs & Stratton products available through Ace includes walk behind lawn mowers, tractors, zero turn mowers, handheld trimmers, chain saws, power washers and generators.

As a Vendor of the Year recipient, Briggs & Stratton’s notable efforts included excellent customer service, unparalleled innovation and inventory management.