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Voting Begins for Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

MADISON – What is the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin? The people of the Badger State can decide. Voting officially kicked off on Monday in the seventh annual contest sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group.

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With nearly one million votes cast over the last six years, the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest has become an extremely popular program that highlights the state’s top industry. Manufacturing employs one in six workers in Wisconsin and has a direct economic impact north of $60 billion each year. This contest is meant to showcase both the cool things manufactured in Wisconsin, and the rewarding careers making those cool things.

This year’s nominees include mining equipment, yachts, an EV fire truck, cheese curds, a home generator, beef jerky, sports complex lighting, frozen pizzas, a cargo ship, intermodal chassis, and much, much more!

The first round of voting for the contest goes through Tuesday, Sept. 27. The 16 nominees receiving the most votes in the first round will move on to Manufacturing Madness – a bracket-style tournament that features head-to-head matchups of the top Wisconsin-made products.

The ultimate winner will be announced at WMC’s Business Day in Madison event on Oct. 19.

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