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 opens regional headquarters in Australia

Mercury Marine officially opened its new headquarters for the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region. The building, in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong South, was officially opened by Dustan McCoy, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corp., and John Pfeifer, president of Brunswick Marine in EMEA and Brunswick Global Structure. Mercury’s new headquarters is equipped with…more

Mercury debuts new outboard propellers

Mercury Propellers introduced Spitfire, the company’s first four-blade aluminum performance propeller designed for boaters using 25-hp to 125-hp outboards. “There’s a large segment of customers in the pontoon and freshwater fishing market who are comfortable with aluminum propellers, but still want maximum performance from their boat,” Mercury Propellers brand manager Dirk Bjornstad said in a…more

Mercury debuts online prop selector

Mercury Marine recently launched a new prop selector for Quicksilver brand propellers. The new prop selector allows boaters to select the correct propeller for their boats in five convenient steps. “Mercury Marine is dedicated to continually improving our online tools for ease of use,” Mercury Propellers director Ben Duke said in a statement. “The Quicksilver…more

Mercury Marine to add jobs in Wisconsin

Mercury Marine is looking to hire 150 workers during the next two months at its facilities in Fond du Lac, Wis. The company is hosting a job fair July 21 in Fond du Lac, according to the Fond du Lac Reporter newspaper. Those interested in attending must apply for positions listed on the Supplemental Technician…more

Mercury Marine asks for electric rate cut in Wisconsin

Mercury Marine is the first Alliant Energy customer to seek a reduction in electric rates under a pilot program to retain distressed industrial firms in the state. Mercury asked Alliant for rates that would generate $4.8 million in savings during the next five years, as the marine engine builder was lining up at least $122.7…more

Mercury Racing employees receive safety honor

Brunswick CEO and chairman Dusty McCoy recently presented Mercury Racing employees with the 2010 Chairman’s Safety Award at the Mercury Racing facility in Taycheedah, Wis. The award comes with a $10,000 grant to be donated to charities of the division’s choice. “Safety is really about being a legacy. Five years from today, you won’t remember…more

Mercury Marine employees hold food drive

Employees at Mercury Marine’s facilities in Fond du Lac, Wis., raised more than $10,000 in food and monetary donations for the Fondy Food Pantry during the marine engine manufacturer’s June 6-9 “Fill the Boat” food drive. The drive was the first “quality of life” quarterly event Mercury Marine has held as part of the company’s…more

Mercury Marine would benefit from energy-discount bill

A bill that provides special discounts for manufacturers on their power rates is raising questions in Wisconsin about whether small businesses and homeowners would have to pay more so certain factories can pay less. Republican lawmakers are considering the discounts as a tool to help Wisconsin’s economy grow, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The bill…more

Wisconsin school set to cut technician program

A two-year engine research and development technician program at Wisconsin’s Moraine Park Technical College is on the chopping block. Wisconsin companies such as Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Kohler and Mercury Marine develop some of the best engines in the world, instructor Tom Denow told the Fond du Lac Reporter newspaper, and these businesses count on…more

Former Mercury Marine managers lose lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by six ex-Mercury Marine managers who said the company unlawfully withheld bonuses promised in 2008 for cutting costs. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach found that the Cost Reduction Incentive Program offered to 100 managers was trumped by a clause that allowed it to be canceled at any time,…more

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