Mercury/MerCruiser

Mercury Marine is a division of Illinois-based Brunswick Corp. that makes outboard, sterndrive, inboard and jet-drive engines for boats.

Mercury Marine in charter-school talks

The school district in Fond du Lac, Wis., is exploring a charter school proposal that partners the district with Mercury Marine. With grant funding available, the project-based charter school would create a learning environment for 100 students in grades 3 to 5, district superintendent James Sebert said. The curriculum would be based on science, technology,…more

Tax will pay for Mercury loans in Wisconsin

A half-cent county sales tax – imposed this year for the first time in Fond du Lac (Wis.) County history – is generating enough funds to pay back loans for Mercury Marine and to hold off new county debt. The tax was implemented after the county provided a $50 million economic assistance loan to Mercury…more

Mercury Marine honored by magazine readers

Mercury Marine was named favorite outboard manufacturer and favorite sterndrive manufacturer by Trailer Boats magazine readers in the inaugural Readers Choice Awards. “We take pride in building the most enjoyable and reliable engines on the market,” said Kevin Grodzki, president of Mercury sales, marketing and commercial operations, in a statement. “This award is extra-special because…more

Mercury Marine gets boost from overseas demand

Mercury Marine is finding pockets of sales strength overseas, including Asia and South America. Parent company Brunswick Corp. is reporting increased sales and production in recent months, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. About 38 percent of Mercury’s sales now come from outside the United States. Click here for the full report.

Mercury opens online orders to Canadian buyers

Mercury Marine expanded Mercury Parts Express to also include Canadian consumers. The site had been available only to U.S. consumers. Mercury Parts Express allows consumers to purchase Mercury parts online and have them delivered to their homes. From the site, www.mercurypartsexpress.com/us, consumers can enter product serial numbers to view schematic images of their engines and…more

Mercury Marine expands Wisconsin plant

A 33,000-square-foot addition is under construction at Mercury Marine’s Fond du Lac, Wis., facility. “It’s a large building, but it doesn’t look that large when you look at the overall plant,” community development director Wayne Rollin told the Fond du Lac Reporter newspaper. “A year and a half ago, we thought the company might not…more

Mercury rolls out new outboard

Mercury Marine is introducing the Verado 250 Pro FourStroke – the latest addition to the company’s lineup of performance outboards. This engine is quiet and virtually vibration-free, despite its ability to provide mid-range acceleration and top speed, the company said. The 250 Pro FourStroke is engineered to deliver the enhanced performance of other Mercury Pro…more

Mercury announces “5 & Drive” promotion

Mercury Marine’s “5 & Drive” sales event is back and offers additional options and flexibility, the company announced. Consumers who buy a Mercury outboard or OptiMax engine are eligible to receive two additional years of factory-backed protection free or a cash-back rebate of as much as $1,000. Outboard engines 2.5 hp and above and every…more

Mercury MerCruiser announces safety recall

Mercury MerCruiser recently issued a product safety recall of certain sterndrive packages that require the replacement of the intermediate shift cables on 2010 model Alpha and Bravo sterndrives, the company said. The intermediate shift cable connects the engine’s remote throttle and shift control unit to the stern drive’s gearshift mechanism. If the shift cable core…more

Mercury to bring more jobs to Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced $5 million in performance-based incentives for Mercury Marine to bring 200 new jobs to Fond du Lac. Mercury Marine originally planned to locate the 200 assembly jobs in Mexico, but Doyle worked closely with the company to ensure that those jobs came to Wisconsin instead, according to a statement from…more

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