Juneau County plays its part
When you think of government buying, you probably think of all the stuff that the Department of Defense (DoD) procures for fighting terrorism or the cost of services that the Government purchases for healthcare. And rightly so, for that is where the bulk of federal government contracts are awarded in Wisconsin. Wisconsin businesses were awarded close to three billion dollars-worth of contracts in 2015 with 40,299 contracts being transacted. Though Oshkosh Defense, LLC is the elephant in the room with a little over one billion dollars in sales to the government, we do have the next largest prime contractor close by with Logistics Health in La Crosse.
As far as Juneau County goes, we are small potatoes but we do play our part. We were awarded approximately 99 million dollars in 2015 covering 323 contracts. We seem to have found our niche as being excellent sub-contractors to the primes like Lockheed, Raytheon and other large companies. In fact, Walker Stainless Equipment Co. Inc. was number four in the state for subcontracting work with a little over 14 million dollars in sales.