A decision on the future of Mercury Marine could come within weeks. Mercury Marine employees attended a mandatory meeting Wednesday morning, during which they were informed that a decision about the company's future in Fond du Lac could be made by the end of the summer.
Mercury spokesman Steve Fleming says anything is on the table when it comes to consolidating operations at either the Stillwater, Oklahoma or Fond du Lac facilities.
Fleming says in the current economic environment both plants are being underutilized. He says the company has bee working with local and state officials in both Stillwater and Fond du Lac. He says the hope is that a stronger company will emerge. Mercury is employing around 1,900 workers in Fond du Lac and under 400 in Stillwater.