We are currently compiling a list of companies specializing in products & goods that are made right here in Wisconsin.
The directory has information about and links to businesses that produce and/or sells goods & services, from large corporations to small mom & pop companies to individuals, each one offering their own type of unique products and services.
The latest census data (2011) shows Wisconsin having a total of 138,045 business establishments that employed 2,354,284 people. Wisconsin's manufacturing sector was 8th in the state in the number of establishments at 8,939, or 6.4% of the state total, which is above the national average of 4.0%. The number of Wisconsinites working in manufacturing was 424,211 or 18.01% of the state total, which is above the national average of 9.68%.
Many of these businesses make their products from the natural resources available here, such as, from trees harvested from the forest, minerals & ores mined from quarries, animals raised on farms or crops grown here.
You will also find both factory produced & handcrafted wood, metal & mineral products. Things like, local gourmet foods, spices & preserves, custom manufactured electronic devices & components, also, earth, engine & human powered machinery & transportation equipment, to name just a few. Apart from finding products that are made in Wisconsin which we use everyday, many of the items are one of a kind such as arts and craft items, clothing, toys made of wood & recycled goods, and other unique holiday gifts.
Last Updated on Mar 13, 2014
Industries in the Food Manufacturing subsector transform livestock and agricultural products into products for intermediate or final consumption. The industry groups are distinguished by the raw materials (generally of animal or vegetable origin) processed into food products.
There are a total of 62,729 persons employed in food manufacturing, comprising 14.7% of Wisconsin's manufacturing workforce & 2.66% of Wisconsin's total workforce. There are 952 business establishments in the food manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Dairy product manufacturing (19,948 workers), Animal slaughtering and processing (18,210 workers), and Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing (8,504 workers.)
Industries in the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing subsector transform metal into intermediate or end products, other than machinery, computers and electronics, and metal furniture, or treat metals and metal formed products fabricated elsewhere. Important fabricated metal processes are forging, stamping, bending, forming, and machining, used to shape individual pieces of metal; and other processes, such as welding and assembling, used to join separate parts together.
There are a total of 62,697 persons employed in fabricated metal product manufacturing, comprising 14.7% of Wisconsin's manufacturing workforce & 2.66% of Wisconsin's total workforce. There are 1942 business establishments in the fabricated metal product manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Architectural and structural metals manufacturing (13,425 workers), Machine shops (11,718 workers), and Coating, engraving, heat treating, and allied activities (6,515 workers).
Industries in the Machinery Manufacturing subsector create end products that apply mechanical force, for example, the application of gears and levers, to perform work. Some important processes for the manufacture of machinery are forging, stamping, bending, forming, and machining that are used to shape individual pieces of metal.
There are a total of 53,585 persons employed in machinery manufacturing, comprising 12.6% of Wisconsin's manufacturing workforce & 2.27% of Wisconsin's total workforce. There are 1037 business establishments in the machinery manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; General purpose machinery manufacturing (12,509 workers), Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing (11,332 workers), and Industrial machinery manufacturing (7,300 workers).
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