MEC Outdoors 400 Defender is in the Top 4 Bracket of The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest

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MEC made the Final 4! MEC Outdoors, of Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. (NYSE:MEC) is in the top 4 bracket of the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest.

Voting began September 9th with over 150 companies nominated, including MEC. In a March Madness style bracket, the field was narrowed to 16, then 8, and now the final 4. Thanks to all who voted, MEC Outdoors has been elevated to the Final 4! Voting in the Top 4 runs from October 1st – 8th with the winner announced on October 8th. You can cast your vote at

This annual contest hosted by WMC (Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce) & Johnson Financial Group aims to highlight the state’s manufacturing industry by showcasing the great products made in Wisconsin. This year, MEC Outdoors 400 Defender Clay Target Machine was nominated as one of the Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin. Launched earlier this year at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, this machine was designed and built by MEC Outdoors with their customers in mind. The 400 Defender is an affordable clay target machine with unmatched target presentations and unrivaled features.

The DEFENDER name was inspired by American ideas and designed using American made steel components and the American workforce to DEFEND the American market share and honor our heritage and workmanship. Holding 400 clay targets, it is perfect for small gun clubs and can accommodate unique target presentations within a sporting clay course. Shooting sport enthusiasts enjoy clay target practice for sport or to practice their skills for the upcoming hunting season. All information about the MEC 400 Defender Clay Target Machine can be found at

MEC Outdoors has been producing high quality products for over 60 years and is owned and operated by MEC, with headquarters in Mayville, WI. MEC Outdoors is the world’s leading producer of reloading tools for shotgun shells, having sold over 2 million worldwide and more recently has introduced a metallic reloader; the MEC Marksman®. MEC’s Clay Target Machines are built with the same quality, value and reliability and are backed by the customer service that shooting sports enthusiasts all over the world have come to know and expect from MEC Outdoors.

Founded in 1945, MEC (Mayville Engineering Company, Inc.) is a manufacturer that provides a broad range of Prototyping, Metal Fabrication, Tube Bending, Machining, Welding, Coating, and value-added assembly services to a variety of markets including Commercial Vehicle, Power Sports & Recreational Vehicles, Agriculture, Construction & Forestry, Military, Mining, Automotive, and Power Generation companies. For nine consecutive years, MEC has been ranked #1 on the FAB 40 list of the nation’s largest fabricators which is published by The FABRICATOR magazine.

Click here, to view the WMC video highlighting the Final 4 companies in the competition.