Major Employers

A Diverse Mix of Businesses Thrive in the Fox Cities Region

The Fox Cities Region was built on a rich tradition of papermaking and printing and has grown into one of the country’s largest manufacturing centers. Companies such as Kimberly-Clark and Pierce Manufacturing were founded more than 100 years ago and remain the region’s largest employers today.

They’re joined by other papermakers, high-tech and food manufacturers, healthcare companies, business service companies and regional call centers to create a mixture of businesses that is diverse, yet complementary. 


RankCompany NameLocationIndustryFox Cities Employment
1ThedaCareCity of AppletonGeneral medical and surgical hospitals6800
2Affinity Health SystemCity of MenashaOffices of physicians (except mental health specialists)3900
3Kimberly-Clark Corp.Town of MenashaConsumer paper products3200
4Thrivent FinancialCity of AppletonDirect life insurance carriers2000
20Expera Specialty Solutions Inc. LLCCity of KaukaunaSpecialty paper products for consumer & industrial applications1800
7Faith TechnologiesCity of MenashaElectrical contractor1700
9Pierce ManufacturingTown of MenashaFire truck manufacturing1500
5PlexusCity of NeenahElectronic circuit board manufacturing & assembly1450
8Miller Electric MFGCity of AppletonWelding and soldering equipment manufacturing1400
11J.J. Keller & AssociatesTown of VinlandRegulatory compliance & safety training materials 1400
10Bergstrom CorpCity of NeenahNew & used auto & truck sales & service1200
6Bemis Co, Inc.City of NeenahFlexible food & consumer product packaging1100
15R.R. Donnelley & SonsCity of MenashaBook & catalogue printing1000
17West CorpCity of AppletonTelemarketing bureaus and other contact centers1000
18GulfstreamTown of GreenvilleAircraft manufacturing1000
12Neenah Enterprises, IncCity of NeenahMunicipal & industrial iron castings950
14AppvionCity of AppletonThermal, carbonless & specialty paper products850
19Menasha CorpCity of NeenahPlastics, packaging, paperboard products & POP displays850
13Nestle USA-Pizza DivVillage of Little ChuteFrozen specialty food manufacturing800
16SCA Tissue NorthTown of MenashaPaper converting, facial & toilet tissue & napkins750
22Guardian Life Insurance CoCity of AppletonDirect life insurance carriers650
23Alta ResourcesCity of NeenahTelemarketing bureau650
21Appleton Coated LLCVillage of Combined LocksCoated & uncoated paper products620
5Presto ProductsTown of Grand ChutePlastic bags, wrap, stretch film & zippers, soil stabilization, surface & turf protection products & polyethylene pavers600
24McCain Foods USA Inc.Town of Grand ChuteFrozen specialty food manufacturing550
25Neenah Paper CoTown of MenashaQuality bond, text, cover & recycled papers500

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