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Finalists Announced in Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest

Over 135,000 votes cast in first three rounds of voting

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 135,000 votes have been cast so far, and the final round of voting will take place from Thursday, Oct. 7 to Thursday, Oct. 14.

The final round will feature four products competing in a popular vote round to determine the ultimate winner, which will be announced on Oct. 14 at Business Day in Pewaukee, WI.

The Top 4 products were announced via a livestream broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and The announcement show can be viewed by clicking here.

The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin finalists are:

 #1 Seed: Caterpillar Global Mining

Cat Electric Rope Shovel | South Milwaukee, WI

#2 Seed: Kwik Trip

Glazer Donuts | La Crosse, WI

 #3 Seed: Mercury Marine

V12 600hp Verado Outboard Engine | Fond du Lac, WI

 #5 Seed: Broadwind Heavy Fabrications

140 Ton Navy Crane | Manitowoc, WI

Individuals can vote once per day, per device beginning on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 9:00am and voting will conclude on Thursday, Oct. 14 at noon. For more information, please visit




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