MerCruiser announces layoffs in Oklahoma

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The Mercury MerCruiser engine plant in Stillwater, Okla., laid off 135 hourly and salaried employees in the last two weeks, spokesman Steve Fleming confirmed to Soundings Trade Only this morning.

There are currently 200 hourly and 200 salaried employees at MerCruiser, Fleming said.

“There are no additional cuts scheduled, but Mercury and MerCruiser will continue to monitor product demand and made appropriate adjustments,” he added.

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3 comments on “MerCruiser announces layoffs in Oklahoma

  1. CAPECODSALTY

    If this industry ever starts up again like it was, there will be no skilled people to do the work and we will be again selling a poor product until they get trained. All the expirienced people I used to do business with are gone along with their expertise. 

  2. kim

    WOW!  Are all these skilled people going to die, or move to India???
     
    No, they are collecting their unemployment checks waiting for the recession to turn around.  This is not the first recession the boat industry has gone through, the strong companies and the strong workers will survive.  We’ve done it 4 times already in our 31 years in operation.

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