In a move that points to a bright future for Mercury Racing on the cusp of its 50th anniversary, the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine and accessories company broke ground today on a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing-space expansion and an 8,000-square-foot addition to its existing propeller shop. The two-phase expansion, which will bring Mercury Racing’s facility footprint to approximately 150,000 square feet, will be completed in 2023—the outfit’s Golden Anniversary year.
The company announced the news in a press release this afternoon.
Mercury Racing’s two-phase facility expansion will add 8,000 square feet to its propeller operation. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shot 2 Thrill Pix.
“As our business continues to grow and our line of luxury sport products expands, this project meets our need for more space to develop new technology and innovations that excel in high performance, competition and beyond,” said Stuart Halley, Mercury Racing’s general manager, in the release.
Added Chris Drees, the president of Mercury Marine, “This facility expansion gives us room to grow, bolsters our ability to meet the demand for innovative new products and demonstrates our continued commitment to the Fond du Lac community.”
The general manager of the high-performance marine propulsion and accessories company, Stuart Halley has a big year ahead of him. Photo by Cole McGowan copyright Powerboat P1/P1 Offshore.
The manufacturing operations expansion is slated to be finished by April. The propeller shop addition is scheduled to be completed by October.
From left: Sara Wright of C.D. Smith, Alex Fiebig and Tom Schermerhorn of Excel Engineering, Chris Drees of Mercury Marine, Stuart Halley and Dave Kahlow of Mercury Racing, and David Hahn of Mercury Marine participated in today’s ground-breaking ceremony.
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