Oshkosh Corp. makes big jump in Fortune 500 ranking

Jessica Thiel
Posted by of Insight Publications

Oshkosh Corp. led the pack among state companies in number of spaces jumped on the 2019 list of Fortune 500 companies. The company claimed the No. 395 spot, up 19 spaces from its 2018 ranking of 414.

A 12.8 percent increase in revenues propelled the Oshkosh-based manufacturer, which saw $7.7 billion in annual revenue. Its profits also grew by 65.2 percent.

Oshkosh Corp. was the only New North company to crack the Fortune 500 list, but three others made the Fortune 1000 list.

  • 542 — Schneider, Green Bay, annual revenue $5 billion, up from No. 567 ranking in 2018
  • 618 — Bemis Co. Inc., Neenah, annual revenue $4.1 billion, down from No. 597 ranking in 2018
  • 784 — Plexus Corp., Neenah, annual revenue $2.9 billion, up from No. 825 ranking in 2018

In addition, Generac of Waukesha, which has operations in Oshkosh and Berlin, made the Fortune 1000 list for the first time. It ranked No. 979 and posted an annual revenue of $2 billion.