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Mercury Marine installs solar array at HQ

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, announced the installation of its first array of photovoltaic solar panels to be put to use at its world headquarters campus in Fond du Lac, Wis. The new array sits atop a segment of the company’s warehouse roof and comprises 320 panels, each measuring six feet wide and four feet tall. The array will generate enough electricity ...

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Mercury earns another Green Masters designation

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

For the 10th consecutive year, Mercury Marine earned a Green Masters designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC). As it has done in the previous nine years, Mercury achieved a score within the top 20% of all applicants to earn the designation. The Green Masters Program measures companies on a broad range of sustainability categories ranging from energy and ...

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Mercury Marine releases sustainability report

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Mercury Marine released its 2019/2020 Sustainability Report, a document confirming the accomplishment of several sustainability goals slated for completion by Dec. 31, 2019, and announcing targets for the 2020s. In his introduction to the report, Mercury Marine President Chris Drees called 2019 a “truly pivotal” year. “It marked the achievement of goals across the four pillars of our sustainability mission: ...

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Mercury Marine wins 2020 Red Dot design award

Mercury Marine has been awarded a 2020 Red Dot Design Award for the V-6 and V-8 FourStroke and V-8 AMS Verado outboard engines. Mercury won the award in partnership with Designworks, a BMW Group Company, Mercury's long-time product design partner. “We are honored to be given a Red Dot design award,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president. “We know that ...

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The show is on!

By David Gee It's on. The Miami International Boat Show has officially begun. Or to be more accurate, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, is underway. 2020 marks the 79th year of the five-day show which occupies an important part of the boating industry's annual calendar. Speaking of the calendar, it doesn't hurt to hold ...

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Evinrude, Mercury recognized for sustainability

Evinrude and Mercury Marine were both recently named Green Master campanies by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC). Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the Green Masters program works to identify businesses that have taken at least one action within each of the nine pillars of sustainability. Participants in the program receive recognition for their ...

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Mercury Marine plant achieves ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ designation

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), announced that a major plant operation at its global headquarters is a "Zero Waste to Landfill" facility. The accomplishment represents a significant stride in the company's ongoing campaign to advance its sustainability mission, which includes a focus on protecting and preserving the environment. "People use and enjoy our products out in ...

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Mercury Marine opens new prop facility and releases 2019 sustainability report

Mercury Marine has officially broken ground on a new 30,000 square foot addition to its propeller casting facility. When complete, Mercury’s propeller facilities total footprint will encompass 90,000 square feet. The expansion is at Mercury’s global headquarters in Fond du Lac, will allow the company to almost double its current output for stainless steel propellers. In total, Mercury will invest ...

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Power Products and Land ‘N’ Sea both name new presidents

Power Products, one of the world's premier suppliers of innovative electrical products and systems, has named Tom Schuessler president effective immediately. Power Products, which was acquired by Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) in August 2018, is the largest parts and accessories acquisition in the company’s history. Schuessler has worked for Brunswick Corporation since 1984, most recently as president of Mercury Marine’s ...

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NMMA, EMD and MACD name new board members

As a result of John Pfeifer’s (former Mercury Marine president) resignation from the NMMA and Engine Manufacturer Division (EMD) boards, Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas, has been moved up from Vice Chair to Chair of the EMD Board, effective immediately, and also joins the NMMA Executive Committee. Huibers continues as a member of the ...

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