MEC Outdoors, a division of Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. (NYSE:MEC), headquartered in Mayville, WI is proud to announce their nomination in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest.


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. Per contest rules, any nominated product must be made using a manufacturing process in Wisconsin.

Last year MEC Outdoors was nominated for manufacturing the 400 Defender Clay Target Machine. This was an exceptional way to promote manufacturing in the small Wisconsin community of Mayville. Thanks to thousands of votes, the 400 Defender Clay Target Machine was able to make it to the Final 4 round of voting.  MEC Outdoors hopes to do it again with your help.

This year, the MEC 600 Jr. Mark V has been nominated as one of the Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin. The MEC 600 Jr. Mark V is the world’s top selling shotshell reloader. Having sold over 2 million world-wide, this single stage reloader features a quick, simple operation with minimal effort. With the MEC Outdoors commitment to quality and service, these machines will last for generations, making it the perfect reloader for novice and seasoned gunners, sharing the past time from generation to generation.  Coupled with the environmental friendliness of recycling spent shotshell hulls multiple times, the cost savings from reloading and the resulting higher quality loads, the MEC 600 Jr. Mark V certainly deserves this nomination.

The contest runs online in a March Madness style bracket.  The field will be narrowed to 16, then 8, and then the final 4. The first round of voting to determine the top 16 starts on September 14th and runs through September 20th. The top 16 will be revealed on September 21st.  Voting is open to the public and each person must register with their email address and cast one vote per day at the website here: