Voting begins for Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

Voting officially kicked off on Monday in the seventh annual contest sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group. 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, and an intermodal chassis. The first round of voting goes through 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 with the overall winner announced at WMC’s Business Day in Madison event on Oct. 19.