What are Some of the Top Industries in Wisconsin?

Since 1934, Lange Lift has been manufacturing high ­quality hydraulic lift tables, scissor lifts, and custom lift ­products for material handling in a wide array of industries across the world. Of course a good number of those industries are located right here in Wisconsin. But what are those industries? Obviously, there are some biggies that have remained a staple in the state for decades, but what about up and coming industries? 

Here are 5  of the top industries in Wisconsin, many of which use ergonomic lifts and custom lift products with exceptional functionality and longevity.


According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, agriculture contributes $104.8 billion annually to our state’s economy.  And Wisconsin isn’t just the Dairy State, it ranks as one of the top states for producing  processed vegetables. Snap beans, carrots, cucumbers,  green peas and potatoes are all harvested in great quantities. And who can drive by Tomah without realizing Wisconsin is right up there for cranberry production as well? Same goes for Door County and cherries.

Electronics Manufacturing

Though Foxconn is only creating 1500 jobs rather than the original 13,000 job creation numbers originally projected, they are expected to break ground on a million-square-foot Generation 6 fab that produces smaller LCDs. 

Energy, Power and Control Companies

According to the Milwaukee 7, a cooperative economic development platform for the seven counties in and around the Milwaukee Area,”this industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the state.”


Did you know Milwaukee is only one of five cities to be named a United Nations Global Compact Innovating City? Forbes magazine also dubbed Milwaukee “The Capital of Water.” Our location near Lake Michigan give us an abundance of this natural resource being tapped to create energy.


From Harleys to gasoline engines, you only need to be on a Wisconsin freeway when factory shifts change to know how big a role manufacturing continues to play in the state economy.


There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it come to manufacturing material handling. We are known worldwide as the go-to source for high quality, field functional custom material handling lifting solutions. Contact us today with any questions and we can recommend the perfect solution for you!