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INDUSTRY NEWS


Mercury Marine begins latest expansion Mercury Marine has broken ground on


a new expansion at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Te first chamber and office space of


the two-story NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) facility is scheduled to be completed by October 2018, while the


second chamber is targeted to be com- pleted by the end of the year. Te new facility will be Mercury’s


third major expansion in the last 18 months. In early 2017, Mercury offi- cially opened its new $24 million EDP paint plant and in April 2017, Mercury


commissioned a 4,500-ton high-pres- sure die-cast machine, the largest in North America. The $10 million investment will


add close to 20,000 additional sq. ft. to the more than 2.5 million square- foot campus. With this latest expansion, Mercury


has now invested more than $800 million since 2009 in expansion and R&D. Te groundbreaking event was attended by Mercury employers, community leaders and many of the partners who are work- ing on the project.


NVH is the engineering practice of


studying noise, vibration and harshness characteristics. The new technical center will con-


Mercury Marine has broken ground on an expansion of its global headquarters.


tain two marine-specific hemi-an- echoic chambers, structural dynamic testing bays, listening rooms, offices and workspaces.


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