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Crane from Manitowoc wins ‘Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin’ contest

PEWAUKEE (WLUK) — A crane built in Manitowoc is the winner of this year’s “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin” contest. Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial Group revealed Thursday the 140 Ton Navy Crane from Broadwind Heavy Fabrications won the competition. “Broadwind Heavy Fabrications is extremely honored to have won The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin […]

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NOAA, state leaders celebrate final designation of Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary

MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY) – It’s finally official. As previously reported in June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced its plans to designate a large area off the coast of Wisconsin a Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary. On Saturday – following a 45-day-review period in Congress – that designation was finalized, and was celebrated at

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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $6 Million in Harbor Assistance Program Grants

December 23, 2020 MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers today announced grants for nine harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. The improvements will boost statewide economic development by promoting waterborne freight, harbor infrastructure, and passenger cruise facilities. “Wisconsin is fortunate to have a robust system of ports and harbors with our Great Lakes and the Mississippi River

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Details on big Navy contract involving Manitowoc & Broadwind

August 23, 2020 Some encouraging news continues to unfold for the lakeshore economy as it relates to Manitowoc and Broadwind Industries.  There are four key actions in a multi-million dollar contract with the U.S. Navy to build up to seven massive cranes, locally, to aid in work on nuclear submarines at Naval shipyards.  Steve Waisanen, President

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Burger Boat Company launches new vessel for Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

August 13, 2020 Manitowoc’s Burger Boat Company recently announced it has launched a new passenger vessel for Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. The cruise line, which operates the No. 1-ranked tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews, has been showcasing Chicago’s architectural history for 27 years. This is the third passenger vessel Burger has built for the company. Chicago’s Emerald

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