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A New Home For MER

Reaching New Heights – By Michael Hudson Since the beginning in 1964, in a building in old town Ballard that was once a Chinese laundry, we have traveled far. However, our home and our heart have remained in the center of the Northwest Maritime Industry. We are...

David Walker – A Lasting Impression

David Walker left our world on 05/15/2014, We had planned his retirement party for just next week, bought him a gift for his boat so he could stay in touch.  He was taking off up the inland passage with the family for the summer.  He’d been working tirelessly on the...

What is BOLLARD™?

50 Years In The Making – By Michael Hudson Bol-lard [bol-erd] noun a: A thick, low post, usually of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached. b: A measure of the pulling force of a vessel against a...

Steve Fish’s Kariel Repowered By MER

  Steve Fish tends to trust his gut, and the results speak for themselves.  As a young man, he felt Alaska was a much better fit for him than college in the lower 48. Over the years Steve has become a recognized highliner and leader in Alaska’s fishing industry....

The Life & Times of Ivan Fox

Ivan Lorraine Fox, our founder, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, mentor, and friend Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 10th 2013 in Seattle WA. Born in Prosser, WA. Nov. 14th, 1918, Ivan was the second eldest of eight children...

Introducing MER Trainer Herb Knight

 MER Marine Service Training-In an expanding effort to meet our customer’s needs, the MER service department has begun conducting marine engine training classes. The first class was held in the spring of 2009 as a one-off. Feedback from students was overwhelmingly...

MER Custom Equipment

MER Dream Lifter Power: Our power units ride on the back of the machines that assist with tail-loading of the Boeing Dream Lifter. These custom MER generators are located worldwide, at every Dream Lifter work site. The sound attenuated generators supply 400Hz power to...

MER Produces Problem Solvers!

The focus of MER as a company is providing novel products that solve engine and equipment problems. Our products either increase durability or fuel efficiency-and this reduces operating costs.