Mercury Marine wins business honor in Wisconsin

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Mercury Marine was named 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year on Thursday in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards are presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. Mercury Marine took top honors in the Mega category, which recognizes companies with more than 750 employees. Mercury employs 5,400 worldwide and has 3,100 employees in Wisconsin.

“We’re extremely honored to be named Manufacturer of the Year,” Mercury Marine president Mark Schwabero said in a statement. “The award is a testament to the efforts and commitment of Mercury employees over the past 75 years and our relentless determination to position Mercury as the world’s leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems. Our values-based culture makes Mercury an integral part of the fabric of many Wisconsin families and communities.”

Mercury, which also was named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in 2006, has made more than 11 million boat engines and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The company’s global sales totaled $2.1 billion in 2013.

“Mercury will continue to innovate and build products that appeal to our customers,” Schwabero said. “Our success and continued growth has been made possible by the dedication and support of our employees, suppliers, dealers and the communities in which we work. The Mercury name has been synonymous with excellence in the marine industry for 75 years, and we will continue to produce at the highest level now and in the future.”

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