Mercury/MerCruiser

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

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

Mercury Web site to update future plans

Mercury Marine created two Internet micro-sites to keep the public and its employees informed of the company’s future plans. The engine manufacturer will use the “Charting Our Course” sites to post updates, media coverage, questions and answers and comments from Mercury executives regarding the possible consolidation of operations in Fond du Lac, Wis., and Stillwater,…more

Mercury to decide on consolidation by summer’s end

Mercury Marine officials are weighing their options for potential consolidation of the engine manufacturer’s plants in Fond du Lac, Wis., and Stillwater, Okla., with a decision expected by the end of the summer. “All of our facilities are underutilized,” Kevin Grodzki, Mercury president of marketing, sales and commercial operations, told Soundings Trade Only. Mercury’s production…more

Mercury Marine downplays talk of move

Various media reports have discussed a possible move of Mercury Marine’s operations in Fond du Lac, Wis., to Stillwater, Okla. The company currently has facilities in both locations. So far, however, the coverage has been pure speculation, Mercury spokesman Steve Fleming told Soundings Trade Only. “Given the unprecedented challenges we confront as an industry, we…more

Mercury to be recertified for ISO 9001 standard

Mercury Marine’s primary design, manufacturing and sales/service operations in Fond du Lac, Wis., were recommended for recertification to the ISO 9001 international quality systems standard. The recertification process takes place every three years. Mercury Marine is the only marine engine manufacturer to be 100 percent ISO 9001 certified, according to the company. The recent audit…more

Joystick Docking System trial this weekend

Mercury Marine, Sea Ray and Erwin Marine Sales will host a test-drive event this weekend featuring the new Joystick Docking System. The “Drive It to Believe It” Axius/Zeus Experience Event will take place at the Erwin Marine Sales dealership at Chickamauga Marina in Chattanooga, Tenn., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.…more

Mercury Racing launches price rollback

Mercury Racing announced its Lucky 7’s Power-Up Promotion, which for a limited time rolls back pricing on select sterndrive packages to 2007 prices. Pricing for 700 SCi, 850 SCi, 1075 SCi and 1200 SCi models will be as published on July 7, 2007. The Lucky 7’s Power-Up Promotion runs through Aug. 28. Click here for…more

Schooner detours for emergency repairs

The educational schooner S/V Denis Sullivan, the flagship of Wisconsin, made an emergency detour to Core Creek Marine in Beaufort, N.C., recently after the crew discovered several leaks in the hull. The 137-foot replica schooner travels from the Great Lakes to the Caribbean, gathering scientific data to be transmitted to classrooms around the country. Educational…more

MerCruiser customer says thanks with 300 pounds of shrimp

Employees at the Mercury MerCruiser plant in Stillwater, Okla., are getting a special thank-you today from one of their customers. Ernie Butler, owner of Snoopy’s Pier in Corpus Christi, Texas, is bringing 300 pounds of gulf shrimp to Stillwater to cook for employees, the Stillwater NewsPress reports. In addition to his restaurant, Butler owns a…more

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