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Sammons Enterprises, Inc. is a holding company with interests in industrial and construction equipment, insurance and real estate. The company employs over 4,500 employees and manages assets approaching $40 billion. It was formed by Charles A. Sammons, a self-made billionaire who consolidated his holdings to form the company.  Divisions include Briggs International and Sammons Financial Group, and formerly the Grove Park Inn.
J.C. Weaver and C.H. Briggs established Briggs-Weaver Machinery Company in 1896. The Dallas based company provided service for pump installations, lift trucks and material handling. Charles A. Sammons took ownership of the company in 1952 and Briggs Equipment became a separate working operation of Sammons Enterprises, Inc. in 1996.
- Sammons Website. "Corporate History". Retrieved 2009-08-25.