Mercury Marine has announced plans to add a 53,000 square-foot manufacturing expansion to its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The expansion will bring the facility up to approximately 2.5 million square feet of space.
The expansion will consist of 45,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and an additional 8,000 square feet of office space.
Additionally, Mercury is investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to better streamline the manufacturing process and meet the growing demands in the marketplace. The company expects the new space to be completed sometime in January of 2017.
"This is an exciting time for Mercury Marine,' said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine President. "Demand for our product in the global marketplace has afforded us the opportunity to continue to grow and expand our manufacturing capabilities. This latest expansion will allow us to increase production and capacity to ensure we meet the growing needs of our customer base.'
Including this expansion, since 2009 Mercury Marine has invested more than US $730 million into its capacity, technology and product development.
This is the second major expansion to the Fond du Lac campus in the past 12 months. In May 2015, Mercury broke ground on a 45,000 square foot expansion to its electro-deposition paint (EDP) system that it says significantly expands its processing capabilities.
Mercury currently employs more than 5,000 people worldwide, approximately 2,800 of which work in Fond du Lac.