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

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

Mercury Marine union passes new contract

Union workers at Mercury Marine Saturday approved a four-year contract during a general membership meeting vote. The contract was approved by 84 percent of the membership, with 16 percent voting against the pact, according to Local Lodge 1947 of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers’ Web site. The contract runs through 2012. About…more

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