WITTENBERG, WIS. – Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats was recognized as the 2019 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year during a Feb. 21 award ceremony hosted annually by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Baker Tilly and the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.

The company was honored as the winner of the Grand Award in the large company category. Members of the Nueske family and the executive team accepted the award, which was presented in Milwaukee.

“I’m grateful to have Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats earn an honor of this magnitude. Our community and home state are incredibly important to us,” said Tanya Nueske, chief executive officer of Nueske’s. “The Nueske’s team – and my family – look forward to continuing our Wisconsin legacy of creating top-quality, authentic smoked meats for chefs and consumers to enjoy. This award shows us that an artisanal approach to crafting traditional foods is appreciated and that Wisconsin loves us as much as we love Wisconsin.”

Nueske’s is a third-generation family-owned and operated smokehouse that is known for its Applewood Smoked Bacon. It also produces smoked hams, poultry, sausages and other smoked meats.