The Mercury Propellers and Mercury Racing units of Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, have both earned the Brunswick Chairman's Safety Award. The award is presented to Brunswick Corporation facilities for having the best facility safety performance. This was the third consecutive year that the Mercury Racing facility has earned the award.
The award includes a US $10,000 grant from Brunswick to causes selected by the employees of each award-winning plant.
Brunswick Corporation Chairman and CEO Dustan McCoy presented the awards Thursday to the employees of Mercury Racing at the unit's headquarters facilities in Taycheedah, Wisconsin, and to the employees of Mercury Propellers at their facility in Fond du Lac.
"It is my experience that that the safest plants have the best quality,' said McCoy. "It is no accident that the two go hand in hand.'
This year, the employees of Mercury Racing selected three local charities to receive the grant from Brunswick:
US $4,000 to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin
US $3,000 to Solutions Center in Fond du Lac
US $3,000 to Day-by-Day Warming Shelter in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
The employees of Mercury Propellers selected two charities to receive grants:
US $5,000 to the Fond du Lac Humane Society
US $5,000 to the Aaron Gerrits Rhemody Foundation in Waupun, Wisconsin
The award is selected and presented annually by Brunswick senior management to the most outstanding performers. The purpose of the program is to encourage, recognize and reward employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and health performance through promoting and practicing safety awareness, and ultimately minimizing workplace incidents and injuries. All Brunswick manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide are eligible for this recognition.
Mercury Marine is a US $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation.