Nominations open for Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial Group will accept nominations for the fourth annual Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest through Friday Aug. 30. The annual competition highlights the state’s manufacturing industry, which employs 1 in 5 Wisconsin residents.

Self-nominations from companies are encouraged. Following the nomination period, a popular vote will determine the Top 16 products that will be placed in a bracket-style tournament called Manufacturing Madness. Those products will compete against one another in head-to-head matchups to determine which one advances to the next round. An overall winner will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 8, during Manufacturing Month.