Five businesses from the New North have moved to the Round of 16 in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest.
Regional companies moving on in the contest include:
- Plexus Corp., Neenah, Quidel’s Sofia 2 Fluorescent Immunoassay Analyzer, a small benchtop analyzer that can be used near patients and in laboratory settings.
- Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Bravo Four-S Forward-Facing Drive
- Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, for its Huggies Nano Preemie diapers
- The Boldt Co., Appleton, for STAAT Mod, a pre-fab modular construction solution designed to assist with the shortage of hospital beds due to COVID-19
- Lakeside Plastics, Oshkosh, traffic cones
In the initial round of voting, Plexus, Mercury Marine and Kimberly-Clark were the top three vote-getters.
The contest, which is sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial, celebrates manufacturing across Wisconsin, with a grand prize winner being named on Oct. 14. People can vote in the Round of 16 until 5 p.m. Sept. 27.