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Mercury Marine Groundbreaking

Mercury Marine broke ground at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac Thursday for a 20,000 square foot facility. “It’s an investment of $10 million. It’s a separate NVH facility and NVH stands for Noise, Vibration and Harshness and really our goal is the lack of those three things.” Tim Reid, Mercury Marine vice president of product development and engineering told KFIZ News. He points out over the past 20 years Mercury has become a leader in the industry in having quiet running engines and this facility will help them improve on that. “It is very important for a boater that they can go out and have conversations with their friends and family in the boat the engine is not back there roaring and it just makes for a much more pleasing day for the whole family.” Reid said. The two-story facility’s first chamber and office space should be completed by October. The second chamber is targeted to be completed by the end of the year. Among the local dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking were; State Senator Dan Feyen, Fond du Lac City Manager Joe Moore, Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel, City Council President Karyn Merkel, Envision Greater Fond du Lac CEO and President Cecilia Harry, and STEM Academy and Institute Principal Tim Scottberg. (Mercury Marine photo)