Finalists for the 2017 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards

Wisconsin International Trade Conference


Award winners will be announced at the World Trade Association’s 2017 Wisconsin International Trade Conference on May 11.

Automated Pet Care Products Inc.

Juneau-based Automated Pet Care Products Inc. (doing business as AutoPets) has been designing and manufacturing high-tech pet products for more than 15 years. AutoPets’ flagship product, the “Litter-Robot,” is an automatic, self-cleaning litter box for cats.

Carnivore Meat Co.

Green Bay-based Carnivore Meat Co. is a family-owned producer of raw pet food and treats. Under the Vital Essentials brand, it is the nation’s leading private label provider in the raw pet food industry and is the world’s innovation leader in raw pet food, treats and snacks.

CMD Corp.

Appleton-based CMD Corp. designs and manufactures high-performance converting machinery for bags, pouches and flexible packaging and has diversified into the energy sector, offering reliable compressed natural gas fueling equipment and comprehensive service plans.


Waukesha-based CONNOILS LLC is a global leader in manufacturing and distributing high-quality natural, organic and nutritional internally stabilized bulk oils, oil powders, softgels and specialty ingredients meant for the nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, pet nutrition and sports nutrition industries.

Death’s Door Spirits

Middleton-based Death’s Door Spirits is a super-premium spirits company whose name is inspired by the Death’s Door passageway between Washington Island and the Door County peninsula of Wisconsin. Death’s Door Spirits is one of the cornerstone brands in the craft spirits movement and is an industry leader in distilling, committed to creating truly exceptional spirits.

Eagle Technology Inc.

Eagle Technology Inc., a Mequon-based company, is a leading developer of enterprise asset management and computerized maintenance management solutions for the worldwide facilities market.

Fyxation Bicycle Co.

Milwaukee-based Fyxation Bicycle Co. designs and produces a complete line of bicycles and components that are available at domestic and international bicycle retailers. Its products are designed in Milwaukee and distributed worldwide.

Gehl Foods LLC

Germantown-based Gehl Foods is a 120-year-old manufacturer that produces fresh-tasting, shelf-stable, real dairy products such as cheese sauces and dairy-based beverages.

Lucigen Corp.

Founded in Wisconsin in 1998, Middleton-based Lucigen offers products and services that enable life science professionals to perform their research and testing more efficiently and effectively. The company has grown to manufacture and sell more than 130 biomedical research products and services to customers worldwide.

Nelson and Pade Inc.

Montello-based Nelson and Pade Inc. helps people get started and become successful in aquaponic food production by providing proven, patented Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems, comprehensive training and long-term grower support.

Red Flag Cargo Security Systems

Milwaukee-based Red Flag Cargo Security Systems provides client companies with comprehensive solutions to secure supply chains and improve credibility with border security programs.

Spaulding Clinical

West Bend-based Spaulding Clinical supplies clinical services for the global pharmaceutical market. The company conducts clinical research trials for pharmaceutical companies around the world and supplies, services and reads electrocardiography devices for global clinical trials.

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