Manufacturing Day, which takes place nationwide on Friday, October 4, is a celebration of all things manufacturing and is designed to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. In addition to celebrating Manufacturing Day, Wisconsin designates the whole month of October as Manufacturing Month. According to the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), Wisconsin's manufacturing sector drives economic growth for the state. For every $1 spent in manufacturing, another $1.81 is added to the economy, the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. Wisconsin manufacturers employ more than 450,000 workers, and the state's manufacturing concentration is 87% higher than the national average. Wisconsin manufacturing workers on average earn $10,000 more and have better benefits than other private sector workers.
2019 "Coolest Thing Made in Fort" Contestants Include...
The chamber is hosting a contest to determine the "Coolest thing made in Fort Atkinson."
Featuring products from local companies to highlight the economic impact of manufacturing in the area. Voting is now closed. The winner will be announced at our November 19th Business After Hours Event.
Jones Dairy Farm Breakfast Meats
Jones Dairy Farm is a 130-year family-owned and operated business based right here in Fort Atkinson. We manufacture a variety of breakfast meats including sausage, ham and everyone’s favorite - bacon. At Jones Dairy Farm, we’re committed to making high-quality, great-tasting products that you can feel good about eating. That’s why we promise to never add artificial preservatives, binders or fillers to any of our products. We think you’ll agree that the result is a difference you can taste. Jones products can be purchased at retailers throughout the state of WI and across the world. Visit our company store, the Jones Market in Fort Atkinson, to enjoy Jones products and learn about our rich history.
Ball Corporation: 12oz Aluminum Cans
Manufactures 12oz aluminum cans for the beer and beverage industries. Our facility has been part of the Fort Atkinson community since 1989. Ball-Fort Atkinson is one of the most successful can making facilities in the world, due in large part to our people who consistently deliver results every day. We take pride in producing a 100% infinitely recyclable product with constant focus on our environmental footprint. Our plant is the only plant within Ball Corporation to receive the Hoover Sustainability Award TWICE (2012/2017). This award reflects a plant’s impact on safety, community involvement, energy, water, waste and emissions.
Spacesaver’s roots may be in file storage, but today our mobile shelving systems do much more.
Did you know that lettuce and other crops can be grown indoors? Spacesaver helps innovative farmers produce more crops in less space. Our GROW mobile systems optimize every cubic inch of indoor farms by reducing the number of aisles and wasted space—allowing producers to grow vertically up to 30 feet tall. In the basement of a building in the heart of Manhattan, a restaurant uses fresh herbs and greens from an indoor farm year-round—made possible with Spacesaver’s GROW system. On the other side of the U.S., cannabis cultivators in California use our systems to save space, improve efficiency, and increase yield.
2018 "Coolest Thing Made in Fort" Winner
Nasco Health Care
From left to right, chamber project manager Kelley Westphal and executive director Carrie Chisholm present Kevin Haukom mechanical product designer - Nasco Healthcare, Olivia Nelligan -CEO Nasco, Victor Lefaive - Manufacturing Services Manager - Nasco Healthcare with the award.
At Nasco Healthcare, we are committed to improving patient safety by developing world-class simulation-based training solutions. Our purpose is to enhance patient care outcomes through an elevated medical education experience. By connecting healthcare educators and trainees to trusted, innovative and affordable simulation solutions they can use in real-world settings we can help save lives.
Baby C.H.A.R.L.I.E. allows professionals to gain the confidence they need to perform complicated procedures on an actual infant in real-life situations. After training with baby C.H.A.R.L.I.E. healthcare professionals feel prepared to tackle the real-world challenges which they face every day. Nasco Healthcare – real training for real life.