Mercury Marine plant in Oklahoma set to shut downPosted on
This is the last week of production at the Mercury Marine plant in Stillwater, Okla.
In 2009, Mercury Marine announced it was closing its Stillwater facility, putting 380 people out of work, Newson6.com reported.
The closing follows a union dispute in 2009 with the company’s plant in Fond du Lac, Wis. After the union rejected concessions the company had sought, Mercury Marine announced the Wisconsin operation would move to Stillwater and its non-union plant.
However, the company then gave union members in Wisconsin another voting opportunity and they agreed to the concessions. Mercury then announced the Stillwater plant, which has been open nearly 40 years, would close.
The plant will officially shut down on Dec. 22.