Proud to be Wisconsin Made

We’re located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin and we couldn’t be more proud. Sure we design our Halloween costumes to fit over a snow suit, wear green and gold to church on Sundays, consider beer and cheese part of a healthy diet, and think it’s pretty warm out when the temperatures finally hit 40 in May, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We love to show our Wisconsin pride with parts made in the U.S. and all of our products assembled right here in the Badger State. Below are just some of the reasons we love where we’re from.

Fun Facts About Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin has over 15,000 lakes and 7,000 streams and rivers.
  • Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.
  • There are over 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails in Wisconsin.
  • State nickname is the Badger State.
  • State capital is Madison.
  • In 1882 the first hydroelectric plant in the United States was built at Fox River.
  • The American Birkebeiner, a 52K cross-country ski race between Cable and Hayward, is the largest on the North American continent.
  • The first Ringling Brothers Circus was staged in Baraboo in 1884.
  • Public parks and forests take up one-seventh of the land, with 45 state parks, 9 state forests, 14 state trails, 3 recreational areas, and 2 national forests.
  • Monroe is the Swiss Cheese Capital of the World.
  • The nation’s first kindergarten was established in Watertown in 1856. Its first students were local German-speaking youngsters.
  • The lowest temperature ever in Wisconsin was -55 degrees on February 2nd and 4th in 1996.
  • The state flower is the wood violet.
  • Wisconsin is the leading producer of ginseng in the U.S. Marathon County produces 1.3-1.5 million pounds of ginseng annually, most of which is shipped to Hong Kong.
  • Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells is the nation’s largest water park.
  • With an average of 2,500 performers, Milwaukee’s annual Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival.
  • Each year, the EAA Fly-In brings 12,000 planes to Oshkosh, making it the busiest airport in the world.
  • Eagle River is known as the “Snowmobile Capital” of the world.
  • The original Barbie is from Willows. Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.

Famous Wisconsinites

  • Chris Farley actor/comedian – Madison
  • Georgia O’Keeffe painter – Sun Prairie
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder author – Pepin
  • William H. Rehnquist Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court – Milwaukee/Shorewood
  • Josh Thompson country singer – Cedarburg
  • Frank Lloyd Wright architect – Richland Center
  • Bob Uecker baseball player/announcer – Milwaukee
  • Orson Welles film director/writer/actor/producer – Kenosha
  • Harry Houdini magician – Appleton
  • Les Paul musicianWaukesha

Wisconsin Based Movies

  • Bridesmaids
  • BASEketball
  • Dahmer
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Dogma
  • Jeffrey Dahmer: The Secret Life
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Love Actually
  • Michael Clayton
  • Mr. 3000
  • Public Enemies
  • Tommy Boy
  • Wayne’s World

Wisconsin Based TV shows

  • Adventure in Dairy Land – set in Madison
  • Aliens in America – set in Chippewa Falls
  • American Dreamer – set in Kenosha
  • The George Wendt Show – set in Madison
  • Happy Days – set in Milwaukee
  • Laverne and Shirley – set in Milwaukee
  • Raising Miranda – set in Rachine
  • Step by Step – set in Port Washington
  • A Whole New Ballgame – set in Milwaukee
  • A Minute with Stan Hooper – set in fictional Waterford Falls
  • That 70’s Show – set in fictional Point Place
  • Picket Fences – set in fictional Rome
  • The Young and the Restless – set in fictional Genoa City
  • ChalkZone – set in fictional Plainsville
  • Life with Louie – set in fictional Cedar Knoll