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Mercury Marine plant in Belguim received safety award

Mercury Marine's distribution plant in Petit-Rechain, Belgium, recently received the Brunswick Corp. Chairman's Safety Award.

Mercury Marine's distribution plant in Petit-Rechain, Belgium, recently received the Brunswick Corp. Chairman's Safety Award for excellence in safety and employee engagement.

Petit-Rechain is the first distribution facility to win the award. The presentation, held last week in Belgium, featured Brunswick CEO Dustan McCoy, Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer and other executives at the company.

The plant is running at close to three years without a reported accident. In conjunction with the award, Brunswick will donate $10,000 on behalf of Petit-Rechain employees to a charitable organization of their choice. The safety committee chose to donate the prize to the Verviers branch of Relay for Life.

“We have been working hard on our safety initiatives, and every employee is fully engaged in a safety culture throughout the EMEA organization,” Mercury Marine Europe, Middle East and Africa president Mike Shedivy said in a statement. “Our employees have a long term relationship with Relay for Life and will have a team in the upcoming race at the end of September.”

Mercury Marine's plant in Juarez, Mexico, also recently received the Chairman's Safety Award. The presentation on June 4 in Juarez featured McCoy, Brunswick COO Mark Schwabero, Mercury Marine vice president of global operations Chris Drees and other executives at the company.

The Brunswick Boat Group’s manufacturing facility at Palm Coast, Fla., also received the award, as well as Boston Whaler’s Edgewater, Fla., facility.

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