Waupaca Foundry in ‘Sweet 16’
Finalist in ‘Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin’ contest
Waupaca Foundry is in the semi-finals for the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) contest called the “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin.”
More than 30,000 votes were cast for 150 state nominees, more votes than the entire inaugural contest held in 2016.
The contest has received nominations for products made in every corner of the state.
Waupaca Foundry casts, machines and assembles gray and ductile iron castings at nine locations throughout the United States, including four foundries located in Waupaca and Marinette.
The iron casting supplier’s products are used in automobiles, agricultural machinery, construction equipment, heavy trucks, rail, oil and gas and other industrial sectors.
Individuals can vote daily for the “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin” by visiting MadeInWis.com.
“Manufacturing is healthy and growing in Wisconsin,” said Waupaca Foundry CFO and Vice President, Finance Rob Johnson. “This contest helps create a positive image of manufacturing and reinforces that good jobs at global companies like Waupaca Foundry are available right in our backyard.”
The nominees are placed into a bracket-style tournament called Manufacturing Madness with three more rounds of voting.
The first round of voting to determine the Top 8 nominees is from Sept. 18 to Sept. 25 and the second round of voting to determine the Top 2 is from Oct. 2-Oct. 6.
The final round of voting runs Oct. 10-16 between the last two finalists.
The winner of the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin will be announced at the State of Wisconsin Business & Industry Luncheon on Oct. 16 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.
For more information on Waupaca Foundry, visit bit.ly/WFCastingsAreCool.