Regional manufacturers nominated for Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

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Posted by of Insight Publications

More than two dozen New North manufacturers are among the nominees for the 2020 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial Group partner to hold the contest, which is designed to showcase the state’s strong manufacturing sector. After products are nominated for the event, they compete in a popular vote that sets the field for Manufacturing Madness. In this tournament-style bracket, the Top 16 Wisconsin-made products compete in head-to-head matchups to win the ultimate prize — being named the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin. The winner is announced Oct. 14.

Here’s a look at the New North companies nominated for this year’s contest:

  • Speed Queen Washers and Dryers by Alliance Laundry Systems, Ripon
  • Cheeseheads by American Excelsior Products Company, Sheboygan
  • Smoked fish by Bearcats Fish House, Algoma
  • Tops by Bullet Spins, Berlin
  • Blue Custom Yacht by Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc
  • Vital Essentials Duck Heads by Carnivore Meat Co., Green Bay
  • Volleyball Net Barrier by Carron Net Co., Two Rivers
  • Face mask by Curt G. Joa in Sheboygan Falls
  • Flex Farm Generation 4 by Fork Farms, Green Bay
  • Predator 1900 Ice Auger by Ice Auger Machines, LLC, Green Bay
  • Empower Field Signage by Jones Sign Co., De Pere
  • Nano Preemie Diapers by Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah
  • Traffic cones by Lakeside Plastics Inc., Oshkosh
  • Bravo Four S Forward Facing Drive by Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac
  • Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems by Nelson and Pade Inc., Montello
  • Custom Flooring by Oshkosh Designs, Winneconne
  • Frozen Tundra Red by Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery, Kewaunee
  • BreathRox by Pfhinx Inc., Neenah
  • Quidel Sofia 2 Innunoassay Analyzer by Plexus Corp., Neenah
  • Earthhide Eco-friendly Foam by Plymouth Foam, Plymouth
  • Remote Controlled Slope Mower by RC Mowers, Suamico
  • Robotic Palletizer by QComp Technologies, Greenville
  • Citadel Series Industrial LED by Tactik Lighting, Sheboygan
  • Staat Mod by The Boldt Co., Appleton
  • Fiberglass boats by Tuffy Boats, New London
  • Jeanne Artisan Cheese by Union Star Cheese, Fremont
  • Air Disk Brake by Waupaca Foundry, Waupaca
  • Safety Shower Test Cart by Withee Works, Green Bay
  • Personalized jewelry by Zachary Fitzgerald, Sheboygan

People can go madeinwis.com until 5 p.m. on Sunday and vote for their favorites. The 16 products with the most votes will move on to the next round.