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Waunakee. Wisconsin is the location for many manufacturing facilities.  Our locational advantages include:
  • Central location in the upper Midwest, with ready access to transportation, including interstates (I-90, I-94), rail, and commercial airports.
  • Comparatively low costs of labor, relative to Wisconsin and the national averages for manufacturing occupations.
  • A strong base of manufacturing companies who are already located in Waunakee:
    • Suttle-Straus
    • Uniek Plastics
    • Nord Gear
  • Low electric costs, since electric, water, and sewer are offered by Waunakee Utilities.
  • Local job training services and support offered by Madison Area Technical College, the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, and state grants.
  • Low crime rates, well below the Madison MSA and U.S. averages.  

 Median Hourly Wages for Representative Manufacturing Occupations 
 SOC Code   Occupation Title  Employment in Waunakee*  Median Hourly Wage
 Waunakee* WI   U.S.
 11-1021     General and Operations Manager  3,560  $43.01  $44.46  $44.55
 51-4011   Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic   290  $16.57  $16.70  $16.57
 51-4111   Tool and Die Makers   140  $21.28  $23.26  $22.55

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2009.  Occupational Employer and Wages Estimates for the Madison metropolitan statistical area.  Includes the counties of Columbia, Dane, and Iowa.