Mercury Marine is adding 53,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space to its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis. The news was announced in a press release from the marine engine and products company. The expansion will consist of 45,000 square feet on the production capacity side and an additional 8,000 square feet of offices, according to the release.
In addition, Mercury is investing in “state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to better streamline the manufacturing process and meet the growing demands in the marketplace.” The expansion is scheduled to be completed in January 2017.
To meet demand for its products such as the popular Verado 350 outboard engine, Mercury Marine reportedly has invested more than $730 million in facilities and production technology since 2009. Photo courtesy/copyright Mercury Marine
“This is an exciting time for Mercury Marine,” said John Pfeifer, the president of the company, in the release. “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 and capacity to ensure we meet the growing needs of our customer base.”
With this expansion, Mercury Marine has invested more than $730 million into capacity, technology and product development since 2009, according to the release. In May 2015, Mercury broke ground on a 45,000-square-foot expansion to its electro-deposition paint system that will significantly expand its processing capabilities.
The company currently employs more than 5,000 people worldwide, and more than half of those employees work in the Fond du Lac facilities.