MEC Outdoors Seeded 5th in the Top 16 Bracket of The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest

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MEC Outdoors, of Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. (MEC) is pleased to announce they have been seeded 5th in the top 16 bracket of the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest. This annual contest hosted by the WMC (Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce) & Johnson Bank is a tribute to companies with products that are 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 from the use of American made steel components and the American workforce; to DEFEND the American 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.