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Whale receives Brunswick Corporation Chairman’s Safety Award

Whale receives Brunswick Corporation Chairman's Safety Award

BANGOR, Northern Ireland (August 25, 2016) – Whale, a division of Mercury Marine, has received the Brunswick Corporation Chairman's Safety Award for excellence in safety and employee engagement. The presentation, held at Whale's Northern Ireland facility, featured Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer.

In conjunction with this award, Brunswick will donate $10,000 on behalf of Whale employees to a charitable organization of their choice. Whale has selected Cancer Focus in Northern Ireland, which provides support to those diagnosed with cancer and their families in the country.

"We are delighted and honored that the Whale team has been recognized with such a prestigious award by Brunswick Corporation for our approach to health and safety systems and our excellent safety record," said Patrick Roberts, Whale managing director. "It is a reflection of the entire team's commitment to continuous improvement and, with the support of Brunswick Corporation, we will continue to strive to create a safe, efficient and positive working environment for everyone involved in the business."

The Chairman's Safety Award is the company's highest honor in the safety award program. The purpose of the award is to encourage, recognize and reward employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and health performance through promoting and practicing safety awareness, ultimately minimizing workplace incidents and injuries.

"Our workforce has benefitted greatly from the cancer-prevention initiatives that the organization runs," Roberts said of Cancer Focus. "We also have a number of team members who have or are going through cancer treatment and so it makes this donation all the more personal to us."

Each year, Brunswick Corporation presents three Chairman's Safety Awards. In 2016, the awards were given to Mercury Marine in St. Cloud, Fla.; Mercury Marine Regional Distribution Center in Dandenong, Australia; and Whale Parts and Accessories in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

 

About Mercury Marine

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world's leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury's industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ‘N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at mercurymarine.com.

About Whale

Munster Simms Engineering Limited, better known as their brand name Whale®, is a key player in the global leisure marine, recreational vehicle, pumped shower drainage and industrial industries. The company specialises in the design and manufacture of water, waste and heating products including manual and electric freshwater, bilge and waste pumps, Quick Connect plumbing systems, faucets, showers, space and water heaters, and accessories. Whale combines innovation with excellent customer service to supply manufacturers with market-leading products. The company exports internationally and has a worldwide distribution to retail network. Whale is an ISO certified company and is owned by US based Brunswick Corporation.