Mercury/MerCruiser

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

Mercury Racing marks service anniversary

Mercury Racing is celebrating the third anniversary of the Factory Fresh engine refresh service for 850 SCi, 1025 SCi, 1075 SCi and 1200 SCi consumer sterndrive engine packages. The factory-direct service, based at Mercury Racing’s world headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis., features a complete inspection and refresh of the engine. In addition to the…more

Mercury urges union to vote yes

Mercury Marine executives held a press conference Thursday afternoon to outline the details of its contract proposal for employees in Fond du Lac, Wis., and express the urgency that union members approve the new contract when it comes to a vote Sunday. “Without changes to the [existing] contract, the cost structure in Fond du Lac…more

Mercury MerCruiser introduces new engine block

Mercury MerCruiser has developed the next generation of big-block marine power, which the company says produces more power and has better mid-range acceleration, lower emissions and superior fuel efficiency. The new engine features high-performance aluminum cylinder heads that improve mid-range acceleration and increase power. High-octane fuel is not required. The engine runs on 87 octane…more

Mercury, union fail to meet deadline

Mercury Marine and the union that represents the company’s hourly workers in Fond du Lac, Wis., failed to meet Monday’s deadline for finalization of a contract agreement. Company officials and representatives from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge 1947 talked for about five hours Monday in Fond du Lac before the union…more

Talks continue between Mercury and union

Mercury Marine and the union that represents Mercury’s hourly employees continue meeting today in attempts to come to an agreement that would keep the company in Fond du Lac, Wis. The union has said Mercury Marine is proposing more than 170 employee contract changes, looking to restructure union wages, benefits, and work schedules just one…more

Mercury, union aim to finalize negotiations by Monday

Mercury Marine and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers continued negotiations this morning, following a six-hour session Wednesday, company officials say. The sessions are expected to keep the talks on schedule to meet the goal of finalizing negotiations by Monday. Mercury is attempting to decrease underutilization of its facilities, and consolidating its operations…more

Mercury cites progress in talks with union

Mercury Marine officials will continue their contract negotiations with union representatives next week as the company looks for ways to cut costs, including the possible consolidation of its manufacturing operations. Mercury says it made progress Thursday during an eight-hour session with representatives of the International Association of Machinists and Aviation Workers Local 1947, which represents…more

Mercury, union meet about Wisconsin plans

Mercury Marine and officials of the International Association of Machinists and Aviation Workers met Monday in the third scheduled meeting to discuss the future of the company in Fond du Lac, Wis. Mercury in earlier meetings had made detailed proposals regarding operational flexibility and benefits, according to a negotiation update on the “Charting our Course”…more

Wis. governor will join Mercury negotiations

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle says he plans to be involved in negotiations between Mercury Marine and its union as the company considers the possibility of shifting operations from Fond du Lac, Wis., to Stillwater, Okla., which would eliminate as many as 2,000 local jobs. “We all need to be focused on an outcome that continues…more

Union wants governor to be part of Mercury negotiations

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers will request Wisconsin Gov. James Doyle take an active part in any negotiations with Mercury Marine. Mercury officials are considering shifting operations from Fond du Lac, Wis., to Stillwater, Okla., which would eliminate as many as 2,000 local jobs. “The state of Wisconsin cannot afford to stand…more

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