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Manufacturing

Manufacturing2019-10-08T14:19:55-06:00

GREATNESS IS MADE IN WISCONSIN®

There’s something to be said about making a product with your own hands. Wisconsin’s leadership in manufacturing from the industrial age to now stems from our need to craft products that improve the nation and the feeling of accomplishment it brings when we succeed.

Technological advancements made by Wisconsin manufacturers in electrical equipment, metal and more have continued to lead industry trends in both productivity and sustainability while improving global and national economies. In fact, 85% of the state’s exports are manufactured goods, and these exports support 103,000 jobs1—demonstrating a healthy worldwide demand for the products we’re making right in our backyard.

Wisconsin is one of few places where you have the power and opportunity to bring cutting-edge ideas to light and say, “Yeah, I made that.” As one of the top 10 states for overall manufacturing jobs2, it’s good to be ahead of the curve.

1. National Association of Manufacturers, 2019; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, 2018

2. IndustryWeek, 2018

MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from health care and cost of living to career opportunities and industry development.

2ND

LARGEST MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT CONCENTRATION
Companies alongside talented employees are bringing products to the globe. Bureau of Labor Statistics QCEW Annual, 2018

88%

GREATER MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT CONCENTRATION THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE
Our growing manufacturing industry has created opportunities for talented people in Wisconsin.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

TOP 10

STATES FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY HEADQUARTERS
IndustryWeek, 2018
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MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY RESOURCES

MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN®

  • Ariens

  • Bemis Co.

  • Brady Corp.

  • Briggs & Stratton

  • Harley Davidson

  • Johnson Controls

  • Kimberly-Clark

  • Kohler

  • Menasha Corp.

  • Mercury Marine

  • Oshkosh Corporation

  • Plexus Corp.

  • Quad

  • Rockwell Automation

  • SC Johnson

  • Schreiber Foods

  • Waupaca Foundry

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MY WISCONSIN STORY

Our residents are some of the happiest and most ambitious people in the nation—but don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs.

“We are proud to expand our domestic manufacturing efforts with a new facility in Wisconsin, creating jobs in partnership with the city, county and state. We know this is just the beginning of a very productive relationship with the people of Hartland and neighboring communities to make the highest-quality health care products available to help improve people’s lives."

ALAN WEISS • MEDLINE INDUSTRIES • KENOSHA

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