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To continue our look into the integrated network that makes Wisconsin a global leader in the food and beverage industry, this video series explores how some of the state’s top-producing companies have tapped these resources to enhance production. In first video, Silver Spring Foods, the world’s largest grower and processor of horseradish and a leading producer of specialty mustards and sauces, shares how its partnership with the state’s technical colleges and universities has been a valuable resource for growth.

Partnership Provides Access to Experts, Employees


In 2013, Silver Spring enlisted the help of the University of Wisconsin-Stout in an effort to reevaluate their products’ packaging and storage needs. This partnership not only provides access to experts at UW-Stout, it also enables the company to find and hire skilled employees with a strong work ethic. With the help of the state’s robust system of technical colleges and universities, Silver Spring has been able to close talent gaps and grow their business.

Video Highlights


Shawn Kapanke, vice president of Manufacturing Operations for Silver Spring, explains how the company works collaboratively with UW-Stout and local technical colleges to attract a talented workforce and expand its footprint as a leader in horseradish and specialty mustard and sauce production.

Message from Wade Goodsell

In Wisconsin®we work closely with the world's leading manufacturing and agricultural companies to ensure they have the resources and incentives they need to maximize production. These incentivessuch as the Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit, which virtually eliminates the tax on income from manufacturing activityare creating a competitive advantage for our state. To learn more about our statewide resources, visit booth #4956 at IFT15 in Chicago from July 11-14. And for more information about growing or relocating In Wisconsin®, contact me at 608.210.6813 or or visit


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