Mercury Marine is making a 45,000-square-foot expansion to its electro-deposition paint system that the company said will double the processing capabilities at its Fond du Lac, Wis., facility.
The project will be completed by January and the company said the new system will be operating by the fourth quarter of next year.
“We are developing a new state-of-the-art coating system that gives our engines superior corrosion and warranty protection,” Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer said in a statement. “This process enforces our ability to make a better product for our customers, who expect extreme reliability in their Mercury engines. This expansion will not only create jobs, but it’ll improve our flexibility, quality and improve the environment.”
Including this expansion, Mercury said it has invested more than $580 million in capital investments and R&D since 2009. Close to 90 percent of the work done on the EDP expansion involves Fond du Lac- or other Wisconsin-based companies such as TTX, CD Smith, Excel Engineering and many more.
“We remain committed to Fond du Lac and the state of Wisconsin and will continue to expand and create jobs not only in Wisconsin, but around the world,” Pfeifer said. “We are thrilled to continue to invest in the community and in our partners.”
Mercury employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. About 2,800 of them work in Fond du Lac.