Skip to main content

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.



NMMA: Proposed Speed Rule an ‘Existential Threat’ to Industry

The association is calling on every marine brand, employee and boat owner to file public comment by Oct. 31 over a sweeping regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales.


Axopar and Nimbus Renew Agreement

The boatbuilders have entered an agreement whereby Nimbus Group will retain exclusive rights to sell Axopar boats on the Swedish market.


Hurricane Ian Leaves Devastation in Florida

The storm left a wide swath of destruction, heavily impacting marine interests from Tampa Bay to Marco Island.


Email Is Your Ticket to Holiday Sales

Developing an effective email campaign can bolster sales and help fill winter coffers at your dealership.


NMRA Presents Annual Awards

Edson CEO Will Keene and ComMar Sales president Tim Conroy were recognized for their contributions to the marine industry.


DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers whether interest rate increases are causing a downturn in boat sales. Take the survey here.


EPropulsion, Mack Boring Partner with Crest

Pontoon builder Crest will use an ePropulsion Navy 3.0 Evo electric outboard motor and an E175 battery for its 2023 Current model.


Beneteau Reports Significant H122 Growth

The company reported that its revenue grew 8.6 percent and income increased by 30 percent during the first half of 2022.