MADISON — Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group announced on Monday, Sept. 16 the Top 16 products moving forward in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest. The products will now compete in the bracket-style tournament known as Manufacturing Madness.
After a record-breaking 43,498 votes in the first round, the Top 16 Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin are:
Henry Repeating Arms
Big Boy All-Weather Rifle
450R Outboard Motor
Fond du Lac
DR Power 30” Wide Area Mower
John Deere Horicon Works
X739 Signature Series Lawn Tractor
Mayville Engineering Company
400 Defender Clay Target Machine
Palermo Villa, Inc.
Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
124’ Ice-Breaking Passenger/Vehicle Ferry
Bucky’s Cherry Berry Sparkling Water
Tapped Maple Syrup, LLC
Infused Maple Syrup
GLK Foods, LLC
OH SNAP! Dilly Bites
Custom Specialty Vehicles
Scag Power Equipment
Windstorm Stand-On Blowing Machine
Basler Turbo Conversions
The Swiss Colony
Spike Brewing Equipment
Nano Brewing System
Children’s Book Series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”
The first round of Manufacturing Madness will consist of eight head-to-head matchups that will determine the Top 8 Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin. Individuals can begin voting on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and voting will conclude at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22. To cast a ballot in all eight matchups, anyone can visit madeinwis.com.
The Top 8 products will be announced via Facebook Live on Monday, Sept. 23 once again on WMC’s Facebook page.