What is the history of Murray lawn mowers?

Murray was famous for bicycle manufacturing but they also have a history of lawn and garden equipment as well. In June 1988, Murray was acquired by Tomkins plc of Great Britain. In 1993, the new company purchased the Noma brand of lawn and garden equipment. It manufactured under a variety of brands, including for other companies Such as Scotts, Dynamark, K-grow, JC Penney, Yard King, And Many Others. 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, Tennessee.

Murray filed bankruptcy in 2004, Briggs & Stratton acquired the Murray brand name for use on lawn equipment. On August 30, 2005, Lawrenceburg produced its last lawnmower, closing it's doors on September 30, 2005, Since then Briggs & Stratton has re-named the Murray brand lawnmowers Brute and they are currently still being sold at Walmart stores everywhere.