Wisconsin has 9 firms on 2017 Fortune 500 list

Johnson Controls, now based in Ireland, drops off

The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons office building in downtown Milwaukee.

Wisconsin has nine companies on the new Fortune 500 list, down from 10 in 2016.

The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons office building in downtown Milwaukee.

The biggest change is the elimination of Johnson Controls, which maintains operational headquarters in the Milwaukee area, but following its merger with Tyco is now based in Ireland.

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

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

  • Northwestern Mutual, 97
  • ManpowerGroup, 146
  • Kohl’s, 150
  • American Family Insurance Group, 315
  • WEC Engergy Group, 368
  • Oshkosh, 425
  • Harley-Davidson, 435
  • Rockwell Automation, 442
  • Fiserv, 471

Another 14 Wisconsin-based companies were ranked within the Fortune 1000. They are:

  • Quad/Graphics, 560
  • Bemis, 587
  • Snap-On, 618
  • Alliant Energy, 677
  • CUNA Mutual Group, 683
  • Regal Beloit, 690
  • Sentry Insurance Group, 720
  • A.O. Smith, 776
  • Plexus, 795
  • Komatsu Mining, 843
  • Roadrunner Transportation Systems, 947
  • REV Group, 957
  • Rexnord, 958
  • Briggs & Stratton, 997

Roadrunner Transportation Systems is new to the list, but recently announced plans to shift its headquarters from Cudahy to Illinois.

Milwaukee-based REV Group is new to the list after it had an IPO in January.

Milwaukee-based Rexnord and Wauwatosa-based Briggs & Stratton also joined the Fortune 1000 list this year.

Komatsu Mining was created by the acquisition of Milwaukee-based Joy Global Inc. by Komatsu America Corp. The Komatsu Mining headquarters was maintained in Milwaukee.

The Manitowoc Company Inc. was on the Fortune 1000 list in 2016, but dropped off this year.

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Andrew Weiland 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, Weiland is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, and son, Zachary. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys coaching his son’s youth baseball and basketball teams.

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