Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers toured Mercury Marine’s global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis., this week, visiting 3,200 of the 7,500 that Mercury employs worldwide.
Mercury president Chris Drees and company leadership delivered a brief presentation on operations and issues facing the boating industry in Wisconsin, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which encourages companies to host elected officials to highlight the industry.
Discussions centered around the local workforce, as Mercury provides 4,000 jobs in Wisconsin. Drees noted it is “vital to continue programs that help attract talent to Wisconsin and maintain growth for the recreational boating industry,” according to the statement.
“Some of the initiatives that we have ongoing — whether it be partnership with a STEM school, partnership with the local technical colleges and colleges across the area — are really essential to us,” Drees says in a video produced by NMMA. “And the governor has a major role in helping attract people to the area, as well.”
Watch the video here.