Which of these is the “coolest thing made in Wisconsin”?

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Who does the “coolest thing in Wisconsin”? For the seventh year, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group are asking themselves this question.

Vote started Monday 19th September. Click here to vote.

There are 121 products awaiting voting on the WMC website this year (see the full list below). About 30 are manufactured in our corner of Wisconsin, including 4 products by Neenah, 4 by Sheboygan, 3 by Oshkosh, and 2 each by Appleton and Oconto.

A staggering 105 products will be dropped in first round of votingwhich will end at 17:00 on Tuesday 27 September. The 16 best voters will compete in a parenthesis-style competition starting on Thursday 29 September.


Your votes in the next month will bring the list to four finalists, with the winner announced at an event in Madison on October 19.

Northeastern Wisconsin has earned bragging rights with 3 of the last 6 winners.

2022 offers an extremely diverse list of choices, including everyday items such as a clothesline, the US flag, knitted hats and caps, pens and machine-made spinning tops. Refreshing treats like curd cheese (two brands are competing), cow pies, pizza and root beer (we noticed that Jolly Good Soda, which made it into the top 16 last year, is back on this year’s list. ).

Go big in voting with large products like a fire truck with pump, a Great Lakes freighter, and a steel bridge. The manufacturing sector also includes a concrete batch plant, can fillers, metal packaging and collapsible shipping crates.

There are earth-saving devices such as an aquatic waste skimmer, a high-speed wastewater treatment system, and food packaging that slows spoilage. Healthcare is represented by products such as body lotions, radiation therapy equipment, UV-C disinfection system and snake venom. For lovers of sports and the outdoors, check out the fully composite NASCAR body, pickleball nets and fishing reels.

This year’s nominees, listed alphabetically by manufacturer, are:

3000 Series Submarine Rotary Actuator – 2G engineering (prairie of the sun)

Tomotherapy – Accurate (Madison)

Climatic Cabin – Cases of acoustic remedy (Viroqua)

12 ″ cast iron bucket attachment for a compact all-purpose tractor – Amerequip (How)

Customized shorelines – Another carpentry shift (Neenah)

Aquatic waste skimmer – Aquarius systems (northern prairie)

Mammoth 850 – Ariane (billions)

Voyager HD Mainline Inspection System – Aries Industries Inc. (Thank you)

Iron pan – Austin Foundry Pots (Sheboygan)

Cow Cake – Baraboo Candy Company (Barabu)

Great Plate – BethRick Inc. (Oshkosh)

Everyday Carry Items – BilletSPIN EDC (Oshkosh)

Amari Bittercube – Bitter cube (Milwaukee)

Flippin Tiki – Boatlink LLC (Sheboygan Falls)

Custom conference table – Built-Rite BR Inc. (Stanley)

Neebish Islander III – Burger Boat Company (Manitowoc)

Hercules Pickleball Net – Carron Net Company, Inc. (Two rivers)

Plate fin heat exchanger – Industries chart (La Crosse)

Tomberlin E-Merge Beachcomber – Columbia vehicle group (Reedsburg)

RMC-30X Large Format 3D Printer – Compound Dynamics LLC (Wausau)

Cree Lighting Cadiant Dynamic Skylight – Cree lighting (Racino)

50 GLS Yacht – Cruising yacht (Oconto)

BuddyBoard Hangboard – Danger Buddies LLC (Butler)

DarkAero 1 – Dark Aero Inc. (Madison)

Circuit – Ducomun (Appletone)

Dynex PV7000 Checkball Hydraulic Pump – Dynex / Rivett Inc. (Weak)

United States Flag – Eder Flag Mfg. Co., Inc. (Oak Creek)

All Natural Cheddar Cheese Curd – Ellsworth Cooperative Dairy (Ellsworth)

ESCAPE Small Houses – ESCAPE TRAVELER (Rice lake)

Source Quattro LED Series 3 – ETC, Inc (Middleton)

Arcade cabinets for the home – Extreme home arcade (Stevens point)

Cheese Curd – Feltz dairy (Stevens point)

M / V Mark W. Barker – Fincantieri Bay Ship (Sturgeon Bay)

NASCAR Body – Five Start Fabricating, Inc. (Twin lakes)

The Patrol Commander ™ Ultra SSC6100 – FORCE America Inc (Thank you)

30,000 gallon multipurpose solvent storage tank – Fourinox (Ashwaubenon)

Freudenthal Mfg clothesline – Freudenthal manufacture (Medford)

Home Standby Generac Guardian® 26kW – Generac Power Systems (White water)

Pipettes, centrifuges, liquid manipulators – Gilson Incorporated (Middleton)

Canoe Golden Hawk – Golden Hawk LLC (Merrill)

Plant based Queso style sauce – Good foods (Pleasant Prairie)

LOADMASTER 2X – H&S production (marshy field)

Harvest Pod – Hatco Corporation (Milwaukee)

Metal Packaging Equipment – Heat Tek (Ixonia)

Durapro trailer – Helgesen Industries (Hartford)

Aerozen High Performance Coating System – Hentzen Coatings, Inc. (Milwaukee)

Body Lotion – Hippychick Penny’s soaps and body care (Fort Atkinson)

Trackless trolleybus – Hometown cart (Crandon)

Mighty Circle – Hope Master (German city)

Spotted Cow Labels – Inner packing (La Crosse)

Main presentation – Innovative Industries Inc (Old)

Traction microbars – Isometric Micro Molding, Inc. (New Richmond)

BosVite – Impact resistant industrial ITW (City of water)

Mega Torque with VFD – J&D production (Clean water)

Beef steak with herring – Jack Link Protein Snacks (Minong)

Sweet potato chips – Jackson’s food company (Muskego)

Concrete production plant – JEL Manufacturing LLC (Milwaukee)

Innofill Can DVD can fill – KHS USA, Inc. (Thank you)

600 series folding chairs – TO (Bonduel)

Odyssey Feta Cheese – Klondike cheese (Monroe)

The Kohler WasteLAB® Abstra ™ Collection – Kohler Company (Kohler)

P&H 4800XPC – Komatsu (Milwaukee)

Jolly Good Soda – Krier foods (Random lake)

Random Orbital Bearings Cutback CCS – Production of the lake country (Oconomowoc)

Dairy Free Frozen Desserts – Experience some vegan ice cream (Milwaukee)

Lacquer Masters – Lucky mastering (Middleton)

Magic Worm Ranch – Magic Products Inc (Amherst)

Marshfield Furniture – Marshfield furniture company (marshy field)

EVZ filter – Metalcraft of Mayville (Mayville)

Gourmet Popcorn – Minocqua Popcorn and Cream puffs (Minocqua)

Cranology® – Mother Nature ™ trading company (Brookfield)

poison – MToxins Poison Lab (Oshkosh)

Executive Cut – Refillable leather folio – Murdy Creative Co (Horicon)

Walk-in refrigerators and freezers – Norlake, Inc. (Hudson)

Evaluation of ocular concussion – Oculogical (New Richmond)

Pizza Surfer Boy – Palermo’s Pizza (Milwaukee)

Indonesian Patchouli Lotion – Patchouli Garden (Waterfalls Park)

UV-C LED hole disinfection system – PDC Facilities, Inc. (Hartland)

Tobin Ellis Signature Series Limited Edition Bar Cabinet – Perlick (Milwaukee)

Hummingbird Feeder HB-1 – Peter’s feeders (Cameron)

Pierce® Volterra ™ Pump – Pierce® Manufacturing Inc. (Appletone)

Quidel Savanna – Plexus Corp. (Neenah)

Notorious Rubbing Pig Pulled Pig – PS Seasoning (Iron crest)

The rapid radical treatment system – Rapid radical technology, LLC (Milwaukee)

Bariatric Nursing Manikin – Realityworks, Inc. (Clean water)

Sports flooring – Robbins (White Lake)

Personalized photographic engraving – Company of the rough cut (Wisconsin Rapids)

Custom made pressure tanks – Samuel pressure vessel group (Tomahawk)

Custom C3 Coolers – Seljan Company (Mulini Lake)

SharkCrate Foldable Shipping Crate – SharkCrate (Milwaukee)

MachCure – Sheboygan Paint Company (Sheboygan)

Root energy – Silver star nutrition (New Lisbon)

Belterra stone products – Silvermine Stone Company (Clean water)

Custom Archtop Jazz Guitar – Smoky guitars (Small slide)

SoFresh Solutions for Food Waste – SoFresh, Inc. (Kenosha)

Speyco reels – Speyco coils (Oconto)

Root beer – Speakers brewery (Glendale)

MAX SD Standard Imaging System – Standard Imaging, Inc. (Middleton)

Intermodal frame – Stoughton trailers (Stoughton)

Handcrafted Mug – Sunset Hill stoneware (Neenah)

Wine bag – Sunset Point Winery (Stevens point)

Thread rolling machines – Mfg Tester (Saukville)

The entire collection of Premium Top allergen-free baking mixes – Pink Pastry, Inc (Milwaukee)

The Hercu-Hauler easy-to-use heavy-duty material handling trolley – The Scharine Inc. (White water)

Filamet ™ – The virtual foundry (Stoughton)

Custom foam inserts – TraceMySpace (Bangor)

Marvoloc – Tremar Corp Inc (Muskego)

Big Bag Yellow Popcorn – Valley popcorn company (Neenah)

Basketball Score Table – University Score Tables (White water)

Steel bridge – Veritas Steel (Clean water)

XM157 NGSW-FC – Vortex® (Barneveld)

Robust steel Max – Industrial viper (Green Bay)

Wander Wild Farm Decks * – Roam the wild farm (Eagle River)

Challenger® Bread – Waupaca Foundry (Waupaca)

VIEW Collection – Windows and doors with weather protection (Medford)

Cheddar Jalapeno Meat Sticks – Wenzel Farm, LLC (marshy field)

Raw goat milk soap – Wild Root Acres LLC (Plymouth)

alloys – Winsert (Marinetta)

Knitted hats and caps – Wisconsin Knitwear, Inc. (Milwaukee)

WiLLsport ™ Outdoor Sports & Entertainment Lighting System – Wisconsin Lighting Lab, Inc. (Bottom of the lake)

Yogurt Chips – Yips Snacks Inc (Madison)

Powerheart® G5 AED – ZOLL Medical Corporation (Deerfield)

* Note: Wander Wild Farm bouquets, from Eagle River’s Wander Wild Farm, were not among the choices when voting began on September 19th.)

The first round of voting ends on Tuesday 27 September at 17:00 Click here to vote.