Neenah, Wisconsin sparkling as clearly as ‘running water’

Posted on Jun 26, 2023 by Miron Construction

Steeped in historical charm and overflowing with resident-focused growth, Neenah, Wisconsin is flowing towards a bright economic future

On the banks of the Fox River, Little Lake Butte des Morts, and the Badger State’s largest inland lake, Lake Winnebago, in east central Wisconsin, sits the city of Neenah; its name, an Anglicization of the Winnebago word for “running water” – “Nįįňą” in the Ho-Chunk dialect. Founded as a village in 1856, and today celebrating its 150th anniversary as a city, Neenah’s early growth was closely tied to the running waters of the Fox River, which powered the lumber mills that helped turn the Fox River Valley into a burgeoning paper manufacturing center, and made the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, which opened its first paper mill in Neenah in 1872, a brand known around the world.

Today, Neenah is home to a number of significant paper, steel, consumer product, manufacturing, construction, and service firms, including Kimberly-Clark (K-C), Jewelers Mutual Insurance, and Neenah Paper; the Neenah Foundry, a manufacturer of manhole covers, gratings, and similar items for municipal and construction operations; Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company; the Menasha Corporation, a provider of packaging and supply chain services; Plexus, a developer and manufacturer of electronic product and components; J.J. Keller, an industry leader in safety supplies; Bergstrom Automotive, Wisconsin’s largest automotive marketplace; Miron Construction, which provides construction management, design-build, industrial, and general construction services; and Alta Resources, a provider of business process outsourcing.

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