Mercury Marine to Open Purpose Built Distribution Center
to Meet Record Demand
At a Glance:
• Mercury Marine announced a new warehouse in Brownsburg
• Located near Connector Road & Ronald Reagan Pkwy at Ronald Reagan Logistics Center
• The 512,000 sq. ft. facility is expected to employ 250 people
• Currently under construction it’s expected completion date is Fall of 2022
Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) recently announced that it will open a centralized, purpose-built, distribution center to support its industry leading parts and accessories business. The new 512,000 square foot facility will be located in Brownsburg Indiana, at the Ronald Reagan Logistics Center. The building is at the far north end of the phase one site, north of Connector Road on the east side of Ronald Reagan Parkway. See building denoted as “Leased” on map below.
This strategic location (currently under construction opening date Fall of 2022) will improve delivery and service to Mercury’s global customers while adding much needed capacity for scale, stability, and reduced logistics costs. Mercury’s current distribution facility at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, will be repurposed to support its award-winning propulsion systems, further allowing the company to increase capacity and production capabilities.
“In order for us to continue to meet the needs of our global customers, we identified an opportunity to create a centralized distribution center that will have an immediate impact on our customers and our business,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president. “This new facility bolsters our ability to deliver products in a centralized location which will benefit all our channel partners. Our current distribution facility in Fond du Lac will be converted into additional manufacturing space, used to meet record demand for Mercury propulsion systems.”
Employees currently working at Mercury’s distribution facility will be provided additional opportunities within the company. This new distribution center will also allow the Land ‘N’ Sea facilities to expand its offering to adjacent customers.
The anticipated opening of the new distribution facility is scheduled for October 2022. The building is also being designed for LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) Silver certification.
“As demand for all our products continues to grow around the world, so does our need to grow our manufacturing, distribution, and production capabilities,” said Drees. “Expanding these facilities in Wisconsin and the opening of the new distribution center in Indiana will immediately give us the opportunity to meet the growing needs of our global channel partners.”