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 mourns death of fishing show host

Mercury Marine will establish a memorial fund in honor of TV fishing show host Jose Wejebe, who died Friday afternoon when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed. Wejebe, of Summerland Key in Florida, was killed immediately after takeoff from Everglades City, Fla. He was the registered owner of the kit plane, according to FAA…more

Mercury Marine partners with Wisconsin charter school

Mercury Marine is partnering with the Fond du Lac, Wis., school district to create a charter elementary school that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math studies. “We want to introduce children to science and technology at an early age when they are still naturally curious about how things work,” Kevin Anderson, a Mercury Marine engineering…more

Mercury Racing wins environmental award

Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, was awarded the 2011 Environmental Award for Economic Feasibility and Sustainability by the Union International Motonautique, the world governing body for powerboating activities. The UIM Environmental Award recognizes outstanding environmental leaders that have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation and leadership in safeguarding water and the environment through all types…more

Mercury Marine workers will receive bonuses

Mercury Marine will pay a one-time bonus to about 1,200 of its hourly workers in Fond du Lac, Wis. Company spokesman Steve Fleming said that despite challenging market conditions Mercury demonstrated solid global growth in 2011, in part because of the outstanding efforts of Mercury employees, the Fond du Lac Reporter newspaper reported. “We want…more

Mercury Marine, Cummins announce supply agreement

Mercury Marine and Cummins will transition from their Cummins MerCruiser Diesel Marine joint venture to a strategic supply arrangement between the two companies to more effectively and efficiently serve customers in the global diesel marine market, the companies announced. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. All business activities will move from CMD to…more

Mercury Marine plant in Oklahoma set to shut down

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…more

Mercury Marine engineer testifies about E15 damage

David Hilbert testified Wednesday before Congress on behalf of the National Marine Manufacturers Association to address concerns about E15 and marine engines. Hilbert, a thermodynamic development engineer for Mercury Marine, participated in a hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. The subcommittee invited a number…more

Mercury Marine names video contest winners

Mercury Marine recently announced the winners of its Mercury Film Festival for consumer and partner videos. Mercury invited consumers, partners and employees to submit on-the-water videos this summer for a chance to win a free engine, fishing trips and more. Lonnie King, a resident of Orleans, Ontario, won the consumer category for his “Merky Dreams”…more

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FLIBS 2011: VIDEO: Mercury unveils 150 FourStroke engine

FORT LAUDERDALE – About 50 marine journalists gathered at the International Game Fish Hall of Fame as part of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Thursday night for a presentation highlighting the benefits of the new 150 FourStroke engine from Mercury Marine. “This is the lightest 150-hp 4-stroke in the world,” said Steve Miller, Mercury…more

Mercury Marine assumes responsibility for CMD line

Mercury Marine announced it will take over future responsibility for worldwide sales, service, distribution and support of the Cummins MerCruiser Diesel range of high-speed diesel marine engine systems (less than five-liter displacement), including the TDI/SDI ranges of Volkswagen engines. The transition of responsibilities from CMD to Mercury Marine has begun and is anticipated to continue…more

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