Working Here

Fond du Lac County offers a wide array of employment opportunities.
The economic climate of the area is strong due in large to the
area’s sizeable and diverse base of business and industry.

Fond du Lac County is home to many top USA companies.

  • Mercury Marine, founded in 1939 in a small
    machine shop, has now grown into the largest builder of marine propulsion systems in  the world.
  • Fives Giddings & Lewis is part of an international industrial engineering group which has grown through various industrial revolutions to offer innovative solutions and products boosting the performance of major industry leaders worldwide.
  • Alliance Laundry Systems, with world headquarters in Ripon, leads the world in commercial laundry sales, product range, reach, and R&D investment.
  • J.F. Ahern began as a small steam heat and plumbing shop in 1880 and has since become one of the largest, most respected specialty contractors in the nation.
  • Mid-States Aluminum, with headquarters in Fond du Lac, is a leader in vertically integrated operations, from extrusion to fabrication, finishing, and assembly.
  • Tenneco, a worldwide company with a location in Waupun, is a leader is developing clean air solutions to help customers meet stringent emissions control regulations throughout the world.

Big companies isn’t all we do.
Fond du Lac County is home to numerous small businesses including restaurants, coffee shops, manufacturing facilities, and specialty service businesses. And what we do here isn’t small either. Manufactured products, from cheese to burial vaults, to sports equipment and laboratory instruments, Fond du Lac County produces diverse products seen and used around the world.

Working here goes beyond the paycheck-gaining aspect.

Fond du Lac County is host to nearly 100 non-profits and
service organizations. These organizations add value to not only our
communities, but also our lives. With so many options to chose from, residents
can volunteer with organizations who focus on social issues, arts, children,
those with disabilities, and the list goes on.

Another great aspect about working here is the commute is short. Those who live and work within Fond du Lac County have an average commute of only 19 minutes, six minutes shorter than the average travel time. This time adds up and can be used to play in the county, enjoying the many year-round activities and amenities.

In 2018, the Greater Fond du Lac region was identified as one of Wisconsin’s top three metro markets for job growth. Helping to lead the charge is Envision Greater Fond du Lac, the combined Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization, who, together, serves the entire county.

Envision Greater Fond du Lac offers programming and services in the areas of agri-business, business attraction and expansion, business intelligence, chamber membership, economic development, entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, safety, workforce development, and young professionals.
The business community is served through activities driven by the
organization’s mission: “To be the regional leader driving greater economic
opportunities for all within our thriving and engaged communities.”

Thinking about bringing your business or family to Fond du
Lac County? Envision Greater Fond du Lac, in partnership with Fond du Lac
County and Fond du Lac Capital Resources, offers the Fond du Lac County Worker Relocation Incentive Program, offering businesses assistance in providing moving incentives to top talent.

For more information on Envision Greater Fond du Lac and the programs offered, please stop by at 23 S. Main Street, Suite 101 in Fond du Lac,
call 920.921.9500, or visit

See Fond du Lac businesses in action with these highlights:

Rosendale Dairy

Sustainability Starts Here.

Rosendale Dairy is proud to be a part of the Milk Source family. The organization has been named Innovative Dairy Farm of the Year, WMC Friend of the Environment as well as a finalist for the Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award. This recognition…