Mercury/MerCruiser

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

MerCruiser customer says thanks with 300 pounds of shrimp

Employees at the Mercury MerCruiser plant in Stillwater, Okla., are getting a special thank-you today from one of their customers. Ernie Butler, owner of Snoopy’s Pier in Corpus Christi, Texas, is bringing 300 pounds of gulf shrimp to Stillwater to cook for employees, the Stillwater NewsPress reports. In addition to his restaurant, Butler owns a…more

MerCruiser announces layoffs in Oklahoma

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…more

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New Merc boss knows the challenge well

Mark Schwabero helped steer the Brunswick engine division through the bumpy 2008 marine marketplace with an eye toward the future When Mark D. Schwabero joined Mercury Marine in 2004, the boating industry was at a zenith. Companies were expanding, sales were on the rise, and Mercury had proudly unveiled its new Verado 4-stroke outboard. Five…more

Mercury giving rebates on select models

Mercury Marine is offering rebates through March 31 with the purchase of any qualifying inflatable purchased from any U.S. Mercury dealer. Boats and their affiliated rebates are: Roll-Up, Sport & Air Deck models: $100 Ocean Runner, Heavy Duty & Dynamic models: $125 350 Amanzi: Free stainless steel bow rail plus $150 Boats are for pleasure…more

Mercury extending outboard warranties

Mercury Marine is offering extended warranties as part of its “5 & Drive” sales event. U.S. customers who purchase a qualifying Mercury outboard from a participating dealer now until April 15 will receive up to a five-year limited factory-backed, non-declining warranty. The offer applies to the following Mercury products: all 25- to 300-hp 4-strokes, including…more

Brunswick names new Mercury president

Brunswick Corp. named Mark D. Schwabero president of Mercury Marine, which has been without a president since Patrick Mackey retired last spring. Schwabero, 55, joined Mercury in 2004 with 28 years of experience as a senior executive in the automotive and commercial vehicle industries. He most recently led the outboard business at Mercury. “Mark has…more

Mercury cutting jobs in Wisconsin

Mercury Marine announced it will reduce its hourly work force in Fond du Lac, Wis., by approximately 160 positions between now and Oct. 3. Mercury attributed the layoffs, announced last week, to ongoing economic challenges, higher fuel prices, falling home values and the rising cost of living. Click here for Mercury’s statement on the layoffs.…more

MerCruiser cuts 68 workers, citing sales slump

MerCruiser has laid off 68 hourly workers because of a continuing slump in sales. “Like many companies in the marine industry, MerCruiser continues to monitor and respond to the ongoing economic challenges facing the market,” the company said in a statement. “In light of the decline in retail boat sales, MerCruiser is realigning its workforce…more

Mercury Marine cuts jobs, temporarily shutters plant

Mercury Marine has cut 62 jobs and plans to temporarily shut down its Fond du Lac, Wis., production plant for three weeks beginning this week, company spokesman Steve Fleming said this morning. The layoffs are part of Brunswick Corp.’s recent announcement that it was laying off 1,000 people immediately and an additional 1,700 during the…more

Brunswick shuffles MotoTron’s operations

Brunswick Corp. is reorganizing its MotoTron division, separating the marine functions and incorporating them into Mercury Marine’s research and development and focused business unit. The company also announced some leadership changes at MotoTron, along with the reassignment of 23 MotoTron employees to Mercury’s R&D.   Jeff Ehlers, president of MotoTron, and Jeff Konopacki, director of mechatronics…more

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