Orson Briggs starts Briggs Nursery, growing small fruits and vegetables in Olympia.
Bruce Briggs (son of Orson) changes the business into a nursery operation focusing on Rhododendron and woody ornamentals.
Bruce Briggs in conjunction with WSU, develops the protocol for tissue propagation (Micro-Propagation).
Briggs starts selling excess micro-propagated plant material (Liners) to growers.
New tissue culture laboratory is built.
Annual liner sales exceed finished stock sales for the first time.
Perennial plug sales start.
Outside independent field sales representatives for liners are contracted. Sales yard operation is sold. Began developing alternative markets for Tissue culture.
Briggs builds a new state of the art TC laboratory and propagation house effectively doubling the size of the lab.
Donates the Olympia Land to the YMCA of Olympia and moves remaining operations to Elma.
Briggs stops supplying finished containers to retail garden centers and focuses entire production on Liners.
Briggs is bought by Sidhu and Sons Nursery Ltd.
Briggs starts doing container production again and expands to work with garden centers.