New North Businesses Named to State, National Lists

17 Companies and 11 Communities Represented on Inc. 5,000; 8 Companies Among Top 15 Businesses on Wisconsin 75


NEW NORTH, August 28, 2007 – Inc. Magazine recently released its list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country, and with 17 companies and 11 communities from Northeast Wisconsin, the New North is well-represented on the list.


“The New North has been an ideal location for our company to grow and thrive,” said David Lisle, President of Wausaukee Composites, which was named to the list.  “With a talented workforce throughout the region, Northeast Wisconsin is a perfect choice for companies looking to succeed in a competitive marketplace.”


The Inc. Magazine rankings were determined by calculating the percentage revenue growth from 2003 to 2006 for privately-held companies based inside the United States with revenues of at least $200,000 in 2003 and $2 million in 2006.  Of the 5,000 companies named to the list, 121 are based in Wisconsin.


In addition, Deloitte & Touche, a nationwide accounting firm, recently released its list of the 75 largest private companies in Wisconsin with at least $50 million in annual sales, and 8 of the top 15 companies on the list are headquartered in the New North.


“With communities from every corner of the region and businesses from every sector of the economy on the Inc. Magazine and Deloitte lists, economic growth in the New North is truly widespread,” said Jerry Murphy, Executive Director of the New North, Inc.  “Whether it’s manufacturing, engineering, or financial services, and everything in between, the New North is home to some of the most successful businesses in the state and the country.”


The following New North companies were included on the Inc. 5,000 list:


Encap – Green Bay

Centerline Machining & Grinding – Green Bay

Integrity Construction Group – Neenah

Red Stag Engineering – Waupaca

Coating Excellence International – Wrightstown

Heartland Business Solutions – Little Chute

Quality State Oil Co. – Sheboygan

Campbellsport Building Supply – Campbellsport

Wausaukee Composites – Wausaukee

Surface Mount Technology – Appleton

Mayline Group – Sheboygan

Miron Construction – Neenah

Nicolet Plastics – Mountain

Acuity – Sheboygan

Schneider and Schneider Mechanical – Mt. Calvary

All About Packaging – Appleton

Elipticon Wood Products – Little Chute


The following New North companies were among the top 15 on the Deloitte & Touche list:


Kohler Co. – Kohler

Schneider National – Green Bay

U.S. Oil Co. – Combined Locks

Appleton – Appleton

Green Bay Packaging – Green Bay

Menasha Corp. – Neenah

Acuity – Sheboygan

Bergstrom Automotive – Neenah


To view the Inc. 5,000 list, please visit  For more information on the Wisconsin 75, please visit


New North, Inc. is a regional collaboration effort focused on promoting regional cooperation and economic development in an 18-county region in Northeast Wisconsin.  The 18 counties included in the New North are Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, Waupaca, Brown, Shawano, Oconto, Marinette, Door, Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Florence, Menominee, and Waushara. To find out more information about New North, Inc., please visit our website at