Mercury to Invest US $20 Million in Fond du Lac Expansion

Mercury Marine has launched two construction projects designed to increase its manufacturing capacity at its Fond du Lac, Wisconsin facilities. The company is investing US $20 million to expand its product development and engineering, component manufacturing and fabrication operations.

"This will provide Mercury Marine even greater engineering benefits, especially because of the enhanced and increased testing,' says Steve Fleming, Mercury Marine's Communications Director. "Construction is expected to be complete in 2013 and fully functional by the end of 2013.'

Mercury's improvement to the facility will enhance and expand its product-testing capabilities within its engineering operations. This includes work related to the addition of diesel products, which came to Fond du Lac from the recently dissolved CMD joint venture in Charleston, South Carolina as well as sterndrive and inboard operations that were moved to Fond du Lac from the former Mercury MerCruiser facilities in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Mercury employs more than 5,000 people worldwide, approximately 2,550 of whom work in Fond du Lac. Mercury employed approximately 1,600 people in Fond du Lac in September 2009.

Fleming says the construction will have no negative impact on service, sales, marketing, Mercury employees or the surrounding community.