FOND DU LAC - Mercury Marine is expected to add up to 1,400 manufacturingjobs in Fond du Lac by 2016, Mercury spokesman Steve Fleming saidWednesday.
According to Fleming that would include most, but not all of the385 factory jobs in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Fleming believes the company's global headquarters will settlewhere the bulk of Mercury's manufacturing positions are. Right now,that's Fond du Lac.
The company says it will likely close the Stillwater facilitywithin two years.
Tonight, Fond du Lac county officials will vote on the incentivepackage offered to the company.
The plan totals $53 million. $50 million would come from thecounty and the other $3 million would be from the city of Fond duLac.
The package is a performance-based loan. For every job MercuryMarine keeps, $500 gets taken off the loan. For every new job, thecompany gets a credit of $1,000.
If county officials approve the loan, the board will hold a voteto add a half-percent sales tax to pay for it.
Just last week, the company announced it will keep 850manufacturing jobs at its Fond du Lac plant, and will shifthundreds of other jobs from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
The decision came after the company's union approved more than100 contract changes.
City leaders say the tax would be worth it to keep the jobs inFond du Lac.
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