Nick Novak Speaks with Green Bay’s NBC26 About the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

GREEN BAY – WMC and Johnson Financial Group have kicked off the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest again. Previous winners range from an all-weather rifle made in Rice Lake to a joint-light tactical vehicle made in Oshkosh.

“A lot of different products have won,” said Nick Novak, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. “A very diverse industry is what we have here in Wisconsin.”

One in six people in Wisconsin work in the manufacturing industry, he said. The goal of this contest is to highlight the work they do and give them a platform to talk about their openings.

“Wou can’t make products while working at home,” said Novak. “And manufacturing workers all across Wisconsin have continued to go into the shop floor, every single day, to make those products that are so needed. Whether it be healthcare products or food products, or everything in between, manufacturing workers here in Wisconsin deserve so much praise for the things that they have done over the last year and a half. We honestly can’t say thank you enough.”

You can nominate any cool thing that’s made here in Wisconsin up until September 3rd. The first round of voting then starts on September 15th. You can vote once per day, per device: smartphone, tablet computer, etc. The winner will be announced on October 14th.

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