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Mercury Marine Groundbreaking


A symbolic groundbreaking ceremony was held at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac Thursday morning on $20 million in expansion projects. The company is adding a 20,000 square foot addition to the Plant 15 machining center and 18,000 square feet to the Plant 17 casting facility. Mercury President Mark Schwabero says they made the right decision to consolidate their operations in the Fond du Lac in 2009. City Council President Sam Meyer says people were nervous when the city, county and state put together incentives to keep Mercury from leaving for Stillwater, Oklahoma. He says it’s a gamble that paid off. The company has invested $40 million in expansion over the past year with a similar groundbreaking last September. Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel says he doesn’t mind attending these types of groundbreakings. The expansions will add 38,000 square feet to Mercury’s 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing space in Fond du Lac.

Comments 5
ziggy commented on 11-Jul-2013 04:49 PM3 out of 5 stars
all for new employees that make 10 dollars an hour. woot woot
Anonymous commented on 11-Jul-2013 09:25 PM3 out of 5 stars
I hope all of you who demanded that the Merc union employees throw themselves under the bus to save our city are happy now. Just think of all those wages not flowing thru various city tills.
Anonymous commented on 12-Jul-2013 06:53 AM3 out of 5 stars
They were never going to leave. But they sure put on a good dog and pony show.
Anonymous commented on 12-Jul-2013 11:17 AM3 out of 5 stars
Doesn't look like they need that sales tax money anymore. Let's get that rate back down to 5%!
Anonymous commented on 12-Jul-2013 01:14 PM3 out of 5 stars
Constantly investing in expansion while keeping wages nice and low....what a joke. Should have let them move to OK.

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