Wisconsin has 10 firms on 2016 Fortune 500 list

Up from 8 in 2015

Johnson Controls Inc. headquarters
The Johnson Controls Inc. operational headquarters in Glendale.

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:07 am

Wisconsin has 10 companies on the new Fortune 500 list, up from eight in 2015. Click here to see the entire Fortune 500 list.

Wisconsin is tied with Missouri and Tennessee with the 16th most Fortune 500 companies of the 50 states. New York has the most with 54, followed by California with 53, Texas with 52, Illinois with 33 and Ohio with 25.

Walmart tops the list, followed by Exxon Mobile and Apple.

Johnson Controls Inc. headquarters
The Johnson Controls Inc. headquarters in Glendale.

The Wisconsin-based companies on the Fortune 500 list are:

  • Johnson Controls, 70
  • Northwestern Mutual, 100
  • ManpowerGroup, 144
  • Kohl’s, 145
  • American Family Insurance Group, 332
  • Rockwell Automation, 412
  • Oshkosh, 424
  • Harley-Davidson, 432
  • WEC Energy, 437
  • Fiserv, 492

WEC Energy and Fiserv are the two Wisconsin-based companies that are on the 2016 Fortune 500 list and were not on the list last year. WEC Energy was created by Wisconsin Energy Corp.’s acquisition of Integrys. Fiserv improved from its ranking of 512 a year ago.

Another 11 Wisconsin-based companies were ranked with the Fortune 1000. They are:

  • Quad/Graphics, 530
  • Bemis, 586
  • Snap-On, 630
  • Regal Beloit, 645
  • Manitowoc, 658
  • Alliant Energy, 679
  • Joy Global, 690
  • CUNA Mutual Group, 701
  • Sentry Insurance Group, 755
  • Plexus, 805,
  • A.O. Smith, 831

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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