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Mercury Outboard Powerheads
Mercury Marine, founded in 1939, is a division of Brunswick of Lake Forest, Illinois, in the United States. Mercury provides engines for private, commercial and government sales. Mercury also has its own line of racing engines tailored for power and speed. The company's primary business is outboard motors. Mercury Outboards, 30 Hp and less, are made by Tohatsu in Japan.[1] Mercury Marine builds 40, 50 and 60 horsepower outboard motors in Suzhou, China.[2] Mercury also manufactures engines over 75 horsepower in their Fond du Lac, Wisconsin hub in the USA.

The company began when engineer Carl Kiekhaefer purchased a small outboard motor company in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Kiekhaefer's original intention for the Kiekhaefer Corporation was to make magnetic separators for the dairy industry. The purchase included 300 defective outboard motors. Kiekhaefer and a small staff of employees rebuilt the motors and sold them to Montgomery Ward, a mail-order company. The motors were much improved, so the buyer purchased more. Kiekhaefer designed motors that withstood the elements better than his competition and called the motor Mercury after the Roman god.[3] Kiekhaefer took more than 16,000 orders at the 1940 New York Boat Show.

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Mercury Marine employees trying to stay positive, figure out what's next ahead of layoffs
Sasada has worked as a forklift operator at Mercury Marine for nearly three years. The company announced Friday that they're laying off more than 250 employees at its Fond du Lac headquarters. continued..
Former Mercury Marine employees describe anxiety, confusion after hundreds of layoffs
Former employees at Mercury Marine describe anxiety, confusion after hundreds of layoffs at the company's Fond du Lac headquarters. continued..
Layoff Notices To Dozens of Mercury Marine Employees
Mercury Marine is laying off nearly 300 workers in Fond du Lac and making workforce “adjustments” at other facilities. The boat engine builder says the layoffs are a result of a decrease in boat sales ... continued..

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Steve Miller from Mercury Marine details the benefits and differences of the Mercury standard and Command Thrust gearcases continued..
Mercury pro angler Byron Velvick takes us on a all-encompassing tour of the Mercury Marine plant in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. See the makings of Mercury outboard and sterndrive products from metal shavings to finished engines. This is a glimpse into the world of Mercury you won't want to miss. continued..
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