Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin nominees announced

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) announced more than 100 nominees for the seventh annual Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest. The competition, which began in 2016, highlights the state’s diverse and expanding manufacturing industry. 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 more.   

The first round of voting for the contest begins on Monday, Sept. 19, and 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 winner will be announced on Oct. 19.