Made in milwaukee

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Miltown Eats offers smart local alternative to "big box" meal kits

Published Oct. 23, 2019

A local company, Miltown Eats, is disrupting that national rat race with a new approach to the meal kit model -- one that delivers high quality locally sourced ingredients and more sustainable packaging - all at a price that meets (or beats) the big name brands.

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Master Lock's landmark laminated padlock turns 100

Published June 6, 2019

This year, the Milwaukee-made Master Lock laminated padlock turns 100. It's the lock that launched the Master Lock Co., and these locks are still made here in Milwaukee at the Master Lock factory on Center Street.

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Made in Milwaukee: Usinger's

Published Feb. 23, 2018

Flip over a package of Usinger's braunschweiger and you'll find a minimal list of ingredients: pork liver, pork, salt, beef, onions, spices. And that old fashioned, no frills ingredient list is a pride-point for company, which has produced traditional sausages and meat products for over 130 years.

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Made in Milwaukee: Ma Baensch herring

Published Dec. 11, 2017

Kim Wall, owner of Ma Baensch Foods, 1025 E. Locust St., bought a pickled herring business in July 1999 directly from the Baensch family. Since then, the product has attracted many new consumers. "It's not just eaten at your grandma's on New Year's Eve anymore," says Wall.

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Made in Milwaukee: Master Lock

Published Nov. 17, 2017

There are many sites around town that were once home to sprawling factories, and we lament their loss. Most days, however, I drive past one of these industrial complexes that, despite its outward serenity, is anything but quiet. This is Master Lock, founded in Milwaukee in 1921.

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Made in Milwaukee: Harley-Davidson

Published Aug. 25, 2017

Harley-Davidson motorcycles were born in Milwaukee and continue be conceptualized here, partially manufactured here and most of all, affect the culture of riders worldwide.

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Made in Milwaukee: GE Healthcare

Published Aug. 18, 2017

In Milwaukee, GE Healthcare's engineers and developers are coming up with the latest innovations in the ultrasound industry. The company first entered the medical ultrasound industry in 1990 and expanded its operations in Milwaukee County to become a global industry leader in just 11 years.

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Made in Milwaukee: Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Published Aug. 11, 2017

If you've purchased the bulk blocks of confectionary coating at area grocery stores during the holidays, you've experienced at least one product from Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, one of the industry leaders in industrial cocoa and chocolate production.

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Made in Milwaukee: Jockey

Published Aug. 4, 2017

The fact that Jockey International is headquartered in Kenosha might come as a surprise to some people. Jockey - one of the largest, most famous manufacturers, distributors and retailers of underwear and sleepwear - sells products in 145 countries.

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Made in Milwaukee: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Published July 28, 2017

In late June, massive crowds gathered in Downtown Milwaukee and its surrounding neighborhoods to celebrate the anniversary of an essential Brew City musical establishment, the soundtrack to the city - no, not Summerfest 50, but 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.