Manufacturing and Construction

Waunakee, Wisconsin is home to many manufacturers that benefit from all the advantages our region has to offer:

  • Central location in the upper Midwest provides ready access to transportation, including interstates (I-90, I-94), rail, and commercial airports.
  • A strong base of manufacturing companies who are already located in Waunakee:
    • Suttle-Straus, Inc.
    • Uniek, Inc.
    • Nord Gear Corporation - Midwest
  • Low electric costs, with all utilities provided by Waunakee Utilities.
  • Local job training services and support offered by Madison College, the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, and state grants.

With Wisconsin renowned for its manufacturing prowess, its no wonder that Waunakee has a higher-than-average concentration of workers in Production occupational fields. And that talent is available at highly competitive labor costs.

Occupation Employment Mean Hourly Wage Wisconsin United States
General and Operators Managers 5,010 $52.31 $50.48 $59.56
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 390 $19.23 $21.02 $20.17
Tool and Die 200 $24.20 $24.40 $25.79
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,180 $21.13 $17.79 $21.33
(Source: U.S. Department of Labor Statistics)        

Construction and Manufacturing

Waunakee has an above-average concentration of Construction and Manufacturing compared to the national average for cities its size. They are two of the highest three industries in contribution to the area's Gross Regional Product.

Construction and Professional, Technical and Science Services are Waunakee's fastest growing industries.

(Source: Emsi)

Waunakee has above average concentration of workers in these professions:

  • Construction and Extraction
  • Production
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science

(Source: Emsi)

Top growing fields in Waunakee:

  • Construction and Extraction
  • Education, Training, and Library
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Management
  • Food Preparation and Serving Related
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Computer and Mathematical

(Source: Emsi)