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Mercury Marine cuts jobs, temporarily shutters plant

Mercury Marine has cut 62 jobs and plans to temporarily shut down its Fond du Lac, Wis., production plant for three weeks beginning this week, company spokesman Steve Fleming said this morning.

The layoffs are part of Brunswick Corp.’s recent announcement that it was laying off 1,000 people immediately and an additional 1,700 during the next 18 months. These 62 layoffs are part of that 1,700, Fleming said.

More layoffs at Mercury are possible as Brunswick continues to trim its payroll.

“I think there will be more, probably smaller numbers, but I can’t guarantee that,” Fleming said.
As for the temporary shutdown, Fleming said the company closes for two weeks each year, and this year added the additional week “to align with our current demand.”

Mercury, a $2.3 billion division of Brunswick, employs about 6,000 people.

Mercury’s brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury and Teignbridge propellers; MotoTron electronic controls; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils.

— Beth Rosenberg
Staff writer

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