Companies in Wisconsin make world-class products, create opportunities, and strengthen our communities. Past winners have used the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award in their marketing and recruiting programs and have received positive media publicity. Award winners have come from all corners of the state and reflect the strength of Wisconsin's manufacturing heritage.
The award program began in 1988 and has an average of fifty nominees each year. View the complete winner list.
Application forms for the 2013 program were due December 2, 2013. Applications are evaluated in January each year by an independent panel of judges.
View/download the application information.
You can also suggest a manufacturer by contacting Samantha Sepic, firstname.lastname@example.org
, with the company name, contact with email address, and a brief description of why this company should apply. All suggestions were due by November 1, 2013. We will contact the manufacturer to see if they accept the nomination, and if so, they will need to submit the actual application packet in order to be considered.
The 2013 award ceremony was held in Milwaukee on February 27, 2014.
Invitations were mailed mid-January. Award winners are announced at the banquet and winners are not notified ahead of time.
View the 2013 event details.