What do a firetruck, a cargo ship and a bag of popcorn have in common?
All were voted into the top 16 products in Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce's annual Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest.
WMC's Manufacturing Madness tournament will continue until a winner is chosen in October. Nearly 50,000 votes were cast in the first round, WMC spokesman Nick Novak said.
Voting in the next round begins at 8 p.m. Thursday and ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. The winner will be announced on Oct. 19.
Here are this year's top 16 products:
1. Pierce's electric fire truck
The Volterra Pumper is the first in-service, zero-emissions firetruck in North America. It is produced by Pierce Manufacturing Inc. in Appleton.
2. ETC Inc.'s wireless spotlight
The Source Four LED Series 3 has a custom color array designed to flatter a wide range of skin tones. It is produced in Madison.
3. Plexus' real-time PCR test
The Quidel Savanna can detect COVID-19, influenza or RSV in less than 25 minutes. It is produced by Plexus Corp. in Neenah.
4. Columbia Vehicle Group's Beachcomber
The Tomberlin E-Merge Beachcomber is a street-legal electrical vehicle that can transport your coolers and beach gear. It features Cool Touch Seats and is produced in Reedsburg.
5. Fincantieri's cargo ship
The M/V Mark W. Barker is a 639-foot cargo ship capable of carrying 26,000 deadweight tons. The first freighter built on the Great Lakes in nearly four decades, it was produced by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay.
6. Midwest Product's embroidery hoop
The Mighty Hoop is a magnetic hoop that secures fabric in place for embroidering. It is produced in Germantown.
7. H&S's harvesting dump cart
The Loadmaster 2X can carry 60,000 pounds of product. It is produced by H&S Manufacturing in Marshfield.
8. Krier's Jolly Good Soda
Jolly Good Soda's flavors include sour pow'r, blue raspberry and cream soda. It is produced by Krier Foods in Random Lake.
9. KI's folding chairs
WWE is among the entertainment companies that use 600 Series folding chairs for seating at its events. The chairs can be custom screenprinted with logos and mascots. They are produced in Bonduel.
10. Robbins' sports flooring
NBA teams are among Robbins Sports Surfaces' customers. It produces its floors in White Lake.
11. Ariens' Mammoth tractor
The Mammoth 850 is a multipurpose four-wheel tractor that can cut through deep snow. It is produced in Brillion.
12. Hentzen's airplane coating
The Aerozen Advanced Performance Coating System coats the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels planes. Its products for industry, defense and aerospace use are produced by Hentzen Coatings Inc. in Milwaukee.
13. Komatsu's electric rope shovel
The P&H 4800XPC Electric Rope Shovel weighs about 3.6 million pounds and is used for surface mining. It is produced in Milwaukee.
14. WiLL's outdoor lighting system
The WiLLsport Outdoor Lighting System can light up sports facilities. It is produced by Wisconsin Lighting Inc. in Appleton.
15. BethRick's Great Plate
The microwave- and dishwasher-safe Great Plate can hold food and a wine glass in one. It is produced by BethRick Inc. in Oshkosh.
16. Minocqua Popcorn and Puff's gourmet popcorn
Minocqua Popcorn and Puffs produces 30 flavors of popcorn and puffs. Produced in Minocqua, the company's products are available in stores across the state.
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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: These are the 16 coolest products made in Wisconsin; voting continues