Mercury’s Capitol Engineering division earns safety award

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Employees at Mercury’s Brookfield plant have gone five years without an incident.

Employees at Mercury’s Brookfield plant have gone five years without an incident.

Capitol Engineering, a division of Mercury Marine, has won a Chairman’s Safety Award that commemorated five years without a lost-time incident.

“Mercury has operations around the world that are achieving and sustaining excellence in safety,” said Andres Gonzalez, Mercury Marine vice president of human resources, in a statement. “Our Brookfield plant is a great example of safety as an integral part of our operations and the well-being of our employees.”

Executives from Mercury Marine joined employees at the Brookfield, Wis., plant to celebrate their commitment to safety. Chris Drees, vice president of global operations for Mercury Marine, was on hand when plant personnel learned they would be receiving the Chairman’s Safety Award for the first time.

“Our team at Capitol Engineering has made safety a part of everything they do and their success reflects a commitment to excellence, resulting in best-in-class performance,” said Drees.

The plant operates two shifts with nearly 60 hourly and engineering support personnel designing and developing tool and die components. The Brookfield facility was also recognized for its successful apprenticeship program.

The award is the second major safety milestone for 2018. Mercury Marine Canada reported one million hours of no lost time injury earlier this year. The facility has been injury free since 2010.

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