Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac announces expansion

FOND DU LAC -- Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, announced its global headquarters located in Fond du Lac, will be adding a 53,000 square foot manufacturing capacity expansion.

According to a news release from Mercury Marina, the expansion will consist of 45,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and an addition 8,000 square feet of office space.

Mercury Marine groundbreaking

In addition, the company is investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to better streamline the manufacturing process and meet growing demands.

"This is an exciting time for Mercury Marine,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president. “Demand for our product in the global marketplace has afforded us the opportunity to continue to grow and expand our manufacturing capabilities.  This latest expansion will allow us to increase production & capacity to ensure we meet the growing needs of our customer base.”

Mercury currently employs more than 5,000 people worldwide, approximately 2,800 of whom work in Fond du Lac.

The expansion is set to be complete in January, 2017.