Mercury Marine’s Capital Engineering division in the US has reached a major safety milestone after surpassing 1,650 days of no time lost – a record for the plant.

The Brookfield, Wisconsin-based location is Mercury’s in-house tooling and die operations, supporting the company’s Fond du Lac aluminum diecasting and casting business.

The plant operates two shifts, with nearly 60 hourly and engineering support personnel designing and developing tool and die components.

“Safety is one of our core values and reaching this milestone during a time of unprecedented growth speaks volumes of the commitment of the entire team to working safely every day,” says Mike Meyer, Mercury Marine castings unit general manager. “Over the past several years, Mercury has invested several million dollars in state-of-the-art machining centers to further enhance safety, quality and productivity.”

A US$2bn division of Brunswick Corp, Mercury claims to be the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. The company also provides boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications.