Mercury/MerCruiser

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

Mercury leaders meet with Oklahoma employees

Mercury Marine executives were in Stillwater, Okla., earlier this week to explain its recent decision to consolidate manufacturing operations in Fond du Lac, Wis. The executives listened to employee questions and comments regarding the changes and the move, according to Mercury spokesman Steve Fleming. He said the executive team included Mark Schwabero, president; Kevin Grodzki,…more

Lawsuit alleges Mercury failed to pay bonuses

Mercury Marine is being sued for allegedly failing to pay bonuses that were promised to about 100 managers if they achieved significant cost savings across the company. The suit was originally filed last month in Wisconsin’s Fond du Lac County Circuit Court by Henry Hegel, a Mercury manager who lives in North Carolina. The company…more

Mercury will give back Oklahoma tax incentive

Mercury Marine announced it will return more than $1 million in tax credits it received from the State of Oklahoma as an incentive to keep operations in Stillwater. The company will be shifting operations from Stillwater to Fond du Lac, Wis., in the next 18 to 24 months following the union’s acceptance of Mercury’s contract…more

Mercury offers engine-upgrade promotion

Mercury Marine launched a retail promotion encouraging boat owners to upgrade with more fuel-efficient outboard engines and the latest control technology. Under the “Trade Up America – Mercury Repower Sales Event,” qualified Mercury engines sold in the United States from Sept. 3 through Oct. 31 are eligible for consumer rebates. Rebate amounts range from $300…more

Mercury offered $50 million loan for Wisconsin operations

More than $50 million in government loans and other aid was offered to Mercury Marine to maintain and expand its operations in Fond du Lac, Wis., according to reports. The announcement follows the union’s vote last Friday to accept the company’s contract proposal, which would allow it to stay in Wisconsin, rather than move production…more

Mercury commits to Wisconsin following union vote

Now that the Mercury Marine union has approved a contract, the company says it will consolidate manufacturing in Fond du Lac, Wis., and will transition work from its Stillwater, Okla., facility in the next 18 to 24 months. The company and union both announced last Friday that a labor agreement had been reached. It was…more

UPDATE: Mercury union approves contract

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 1947 in Fond du Lac, Wis., reportedly approved a “best and final” contract offer from Mercury Marine today, according to local media reports. The union’s vote effectively preserves 850 production jobs at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac. Had the union not approved the…more

Mercury union votes on proposed contract

Turnout has reportedly been steady in Fond du Lac, Wis., as Mercury Marine union members take a second vote on a proposed labor contract. Union members said turnout was steady in the first day of voting Thursday, with several hundred of about 850 eligible voters casting ballots, according to a report in the Journal Sentinel…more

Mercury gives union a second chance on vote

Union workers in Fond du Lac, Wis., will have one more chance to vote on the contract proposal offered by Mercury Marine. This latest turnaround came after Mercury officials met Tuesday with representatives from the Midwest Territory of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Tuesday’s agreement will allow union members to vote Thursday…more

Mercury, union will meet to clarify recent contract vote

Mercury Marine announced Monday night that company officials will meet with union representatives to clarify the recent vote on the engine builder’s contract proposal. “In light of the uncertainty surrounding the voting by Mercury employees on the company’s ‘best and final’ offer made earlier to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Mercury and…more

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