Be reminded that it was Wisconsin state government under Democrat Jim Doyle, with cooperation of the union, and local taxes that saved the company as a Wisconsin employer and laid the foundation for the expansion.
Expanded version of this posting at Purple Wisconsin:
But I don't think you will hear Walker touting the Mercury Marine expansion, and not because he's down in Tampa getting ready to tell the GOP faithful that he busted unions in Wisconsin, and so can you.
It's because Mercury Marine was saved as a Wisconsin employer through the intervention of Gov. Jim Doyle, (D) and a union that accepted concessions.
Walker has little use for private-sector unions as well - - except as fodder for divide-and-conquer strategies tailored to serve major state corporations and donors - - and like the talk radio shows who promote Walker at ever turn, only use Doyle as a punching bag.
Big let's all be fair and balanced about it and give credit where credit is due: to union members who made sacrifices, and to the former Democratic Governor who provided public sector leadership when it counted to save jobs and pave the way for growth.