Fond du Lac’s efforts to keep Mercury Marine had no official celebration so a new exhibit is the next best thing. A reception was held to kick off the exhibit of 70 years of Mercury history. Former Mercury Chief of Staff Jim Hubbard says they kept a lot of items in storage hoping some day to use it to honor the company’s history.

AUDIO: Jim Hubbard (MP3 :12)

Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel was one of those who fought to keep Mercury in Fond du Lac. He says although the exhibit was being planned before Mercury began talking publicly about consolidation, it’s a wonderful way to mark the company’s decision to remain in Wisconsin.

AUDIO: Al Buechel (MP3 :12)

The exhibit runs through October at the Windhover Center in Fond du Lac.

Contributed by Bob Nelson-KFIZ

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