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Four Finalists Announced in Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group announced on Wednesday the Top 4 products moving on in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest.

Over one million votes have been cast in the competition over the last seven years, drawing attention to Wisconsin’s diverse, robust and growing manufacturing industry.

This year, nearly 150 products were nominated in late summer for the competition. Following three rounds of voting – and nearly 120,000 votes – Wisconsinites have narrowed the field down to the Top 4. The finalists were announced via a livestream broadcast on Facebook, YouTube, and

The announcement show can be viewed by clicking here.

Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Finalists:

#1 Seed: Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. – Appleton: Volterra Electric Fire Truck
#3 Seed: Plexus Corp. – Neenah: Quidel Savanna
#4 Seed: Columbia Vehicle Group – Reedsburg: Tomberlin E-Merge Beachcomber
#7 Seed: H&S Manufacturing – Marshfield: LOADMASTER 2X

The final round of voting to determine the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin begins on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8:00am. Individuals can vote once per day, per device until 12:00pm on Oct. 19. The winner will be crowned at WMC’s Business Day in Madison that same day.

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