• Manufacturing Month

    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" Winner 



    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 Healthcare

    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.