The Mercury Legacy
Eighty years ago, a fledgling marine-engine company that would eventually become Mercury Marine is born when E. Carl Kiekhaefer purchases a bankrupt manufacturing company – including hundreds of flawed outboard engines – in tiny Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The rest, as they say, is history...
This year Mercury celebrates the 80th anniversary of that historic date for the marine industry.
Mercury Marine History
Few business relationships survive for 65 years, and even fewer survive on just a handshake. But such is the association between the two legends that are Mercury Marine and the Tommy Bartlett Show.
“If you want something done right, do it yourself.”
For 75 years, one thing more than any other has separated Mercury Marine from its competition – the people of Mercury Marine. The same spirit that drives Mercury employees to achieve great feats of engineering and workmanship also drives their desire to strengthen the communities where they live.