Murray was a U.S. company whose assets are now owned by Briggs & Stratton and Dorel Industries. The corporate brand is a descendant of the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, which manufactured bicycles and lawn and garden equipment .
Lawn and Garden EquipmentEdit
Murray has a history of lawn and garden (L&G) equipment. In June 1988, Murray was acquired by Tomkins plc of Great Britain. In 1993, the new company purchased the Noma brand of L&G equipment. It manufactured under a variety of brands, including for other companies. Murray licensed the Stanley brand and produced lawn and garden mowers and snow blowers sold at Wal-Mart and other retailers. The machines were built at the former bicycle facility in Lawrenceburg.
- 1986: Murray was purchased by Tomkins PLC of Great Britain.
- 2000: purchased by Summersong Investment, a Chinese-backed company.
- 2004: Filed bankruptcy, at which point engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton acquired the Murray brand name for use on lawn equipment. Briggs & Stratton also owns Simplicity Outdoor.
- Murray web-site
- Murray-built Lawn & Garden Tractors
- Briggs & Stratton web-site
- 1968 - 1973 Murray Eliminator
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