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Brunswick hands out 2016 safety awards

Brunswick Corp. today announced the recipients of its 2016 safety award program.

Brunswick Corp. today announced the recipients of its 2016 safety award program.

Two facilities won the Chairman's Safety Award, and the company said each will direct a $10,000 donation to a local charity of its choice. The winners are Mercury Marine in Oshkosh, Wis., and the Mercury Marine Regional Distribution Center in Fresno, Calif.

The company also initiated the Brunswick Award for Sustained Safety Performance for 2016 to acknowledge operations that consistently achieve among the highest safety performance levels over an extended period.

Five facilities were honored, and will each direct a $2,500 donation to a local charity of its choice. They are Mercury Marine Plant 58 in Suzhou, China; Brunswick Commercial and Governmental Products in Edgewater, Fla.; Mercury Plant 22 in Juarez, Mexico; Mercury Racing Plant 36 in Taycheedah, Wis.; and Whale in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

Seventeen other facilities were recognized with Distinguished Safety Awards for their 2016 safety performance.

"Safety is everyone's responsibility and concern at Brunswick. Each day we strive to ensure the safety of our employees and the well-being of the communities in which they live and work,” Brunswick chairman and CEO Mark Schwabero said in a statement. “Our congratulations to these facilities and their employees on their high standards and tremendous accomplishments.”

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