This event has been cancelled; we are hoping to reschedule for later in 2020. We apologize for the late notice, and hope everyone stays healthy!
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:15 – 12:30 Chapter Business (lunch continues)
12:30 – 12:50 Student Scholarships
1:00 – 1:30 Introduction to Evinrude, Products, Emissions Control and Environmental Leadership
1:30 – 2:00 BRP Energy Management
2:00 – 3:00 Facility Tour: Emissions Compliance Lab, Hot Test Dyno, Clean Room, Durability Testing, Mechanical Room and RTO
Brief overview of the Evinrude Outboard Engine Brand
Evinrude is an iconic American brand of recreational marine outboard engines, and a member of the BRP Marine Group which includes US‐based Alumacraft aluminum boats and Manitou Pontoon boats. Founded in Wisconsin, Evinrude has been producing outboard engines to support American recreational boating and fishing activities for over 100 years. The entire Evinrude brand, including manufacturing, sales, marketing, dealer training and support, engineering, and advanced research and innovation, is based in Sturtevant, Wisconsin and includes over 650 highly skilled employees.
Highlights of the Evinrude Facility
Manufacturing facility for Evinrude marine outboard engines ranging from 15 horsepower to 300 horsepower including the flagship Evinrude E‐TEC G2 line of outboards.
All outboard engines manufactured in Sturtevant utilize E‐TEC direct fuel injection two‐stroke ultra‐low emissions technology.
Evinrude E‐TEC technology was awarded the prestigious U.S. EPA Clean Air Excellence Award.
Marine combustion engine technology pioneered at Evinrude sets the industry benchmark for fuel efficiency.
Advanced engineering research and development is performed within the Sturtevant facility, supporting nearly 100 highly‐skilled engineering staff.
R&D was relocated from Waukegan, IL to Sturtevant, WI in 2013. A $15 million investment was made to upgrade the Sturtevant facility to support the engineering functions.
In 2017, a global product training center was opened in the Sturtevant Facility bringing hundreds of technicians annually from across the U.S. and globally to Sturtevant for week‐long product training sessions.
Evinrude led advanced biofuels research, working alongside the Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory and with collaboration across the industry to bring the next generation biofuel, biobutanol to market.
Evinrude recently donated $2 million dollars in engines to the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) to train the next generation of technicians and has partnered with Gateway Technical School to support work force development.
Evinrude has received numerous environmental awards including the Green Masters designation two years in a row from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, the Earth Day Sustainability Award, and two Business Friend of the Environment Awards.
Evinrude is an active member of the community, contributing to the Racine Zoo, partnering with the Milwaukee Riverkeeper, participating in local waterway cleanup efforts, and supporting various local organizations through employee run donations.