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

Mercury Marine holds Wisconsin job fair

Hundreds of people came out to a job fair Wednesday, looking for a chance to work at Mercury Marine. The Fond du Lac, Wis.-based engine builder held a career fair to fill 50 positions and WSAW television reports 365 people out for the event. Attendees filled out an application and got a short interview for…more

Fire damages Mercury Marine plant

A small electrical fire broke out Wednesday night at Mercury Marine’s plant in Fond du Lac, Wis., when water from heavy storms reached an electrical source in the company’s die-cast facility and shorted out an induction furnace. The fire, which occurred in an isolated and contained area of Plant 17, was quickly contained. There were…more

Testing continues on Mercury Racing engine

Refinement continues on the Quad Cam 4-valve engine platform at Mercury Racing, the company said. Mercury has been doing dynamometer and in-boat endurance testing since the engine was introduced at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show. The development team also has been refining calibration of the engine and Digital Zero Effort controls – both in…more

Mercury Marine redesigns consumer website

Mercury Marine recently redesigned its consumer website with easier navigation and updated product information. “The redesign took our website from good to great,” Mercury Marine vice president of marketing Mike Shedivy said in a statement. “It showcases our continuous commitment to not only improve our world-renowned products, but also to improve the way we communicate…more

Mercury touts prop hubs’ resistance to Gulf oil

Mercury Marine and Quicksilver propellers for engines 40 hp and higher feature the Flo-Torq hub system with a Delrin sleeve, which is resistant to the effects of oil, the company said in announcement to boaters in the Gulf region. Running engines with Delrin hubs in oil-tainted waters has not been shown to shorten the life…more

Wisconsin defends cash incentives to Mercury Marine

Wisconsin’s flagship jobs program has committed up to $135.6 million in incentives during the last two years to four major employers, including Mercury Marine, to ensure they keep or create 7,400 jobs in the state. So far, Wisconsin is on track to recoup that money through economic growth that will boost state taxes by a…more

Wisconsin offers benefits to displaced industry workers

The State of Wisconsin is offering more than $1.75 million in additional assistance to 1,200 dislocated workers who were formerly employed by 11 manufacturers, including Genmar Yacht Group, Marinette Marine and the Manitowoc Company. This is the second and final portion of the $3.4 million national emergency grant announced last August that provides funding to…more

Mercury Marine angler takes another fishing title

Jason Williamson of Wagener, S.C., won the sixth consecutive BASS Elite title by a Mercury Marine-powered angler when he captured the Pride of Georgia title at a fishing tournament last week in Evans, Ga. Williamson entered the final day of the four-day event in the lead, hauling in a 7-pound, 12-ounce fish. He only needed…more

Mercury shipping new OptiMax Pro XS outboard

Mercury Marine announced it has started shipping the new 150-hp OptiMax Pro XS engine to dealers and boatbuilders worldwide. The new outboard offers the same performance characteristics and reliability as the 250 Pro XS, a popular engine on the tournament circuit, according to Mercury. Compared to the standard 150 OptiMax, the 150 Pro XS delivers…more


Production hybrids next on the horizon

Mercury’s chief program engineer Dan Balough talks about the company’s Hybrid Concept Vessel   Mercury Marine featured its Hybrid Concept Vessel at this year’s Miami International Boat Show – a 42-foot Maxum express cruiser equipped with diesel/electric power in a Zeus pod-drive configuration. A 60-kW lithium-ion battery powers two 100-hp electric motors mounted between the…more

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