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Local Wittenberg Area Businesses

 

The Wittenberg Area has more than 50 businesses which range in size from 1-175 employees.  The largest employers in Wittenberg are:

 

Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats

     Founded in 1933 by R.C. Nueske, Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats remains located in the village of Wittenberg and continues to be owned and operated by the Nueske family, now in its third generation of business and employs 134 employees.  Nueske's Applewood Smoked Specialties are well-known for their sweet, rich smokiness and consistently high quality.  Slabs of Nueske's famous bacon are hand-trimmed and smoked over applewood logs for a minimum of 24 hours, allowing the Nueske's signature smoky flavor to develop.  Nueske's has received six gold medals, at the national level, from the Specialty Food Association (formerly the N.A.S.F.T.) for excellence in taste and quality.  Nueske's has been mentioned in almost 100 books and cookbooks in the past decade and full articles on the company have been featured in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune.  Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats are available across the U.S. for personal use by mail order at www.nueskes.com and for foodservice and retail use through their distributors.  The Nueske's Company Store is also located in Wittenberg and the original smokehouse still stands to the west of the store entrance, along with other well-kept period buildings.  In Wittenberg, on days when the wind is right, you can smell the sweet, fragrant applewood smoke pouring out of the smokehouse when you pull into the lot.

 

Top Brass Inc.

     Top Brass Inc., is a premier converter of wet wipes, specializing in flexible packaging. Contract packaging and private label services - coupled with the best in product quality, extensive manufacturing capabilities and product offerings, speed to market, fulfillment services, and a competitive price - provide our customers exceptional value. Stringent, in line, quality control programs ensure consistency from start to finish. Whether branded or private label, we have the expertise and facilities to assist you in bringing your wipe idea from concept to completion. Top Brass Inc employs 61 employees.

 

Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District

     The Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District employs 175 employees and serves 1221 students from the villages and towns of Aniwa, Bevent, Birnamwood, Eland, Elderon, Galloway, Norrie, Pike Lake and Wittenberg. The Wittenberg Elementary/Middle School and the Birnamwood Elementary/Middle School are both EC-8th grade schools and serve 444 and 398 students respectively. The Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School has 384 students. A wide array of academic and extracurricular activities and a commitment to high standards provide opportunities for all students to be successful. whether it be in higher education, technical school or the world of work.
 
Community support of the district has been extraordinary. Major fundraising, thousands of volunteer hours and continued community involvement led to the creation of two major resources for students and the community: the Darwin E. Smith Aquatic Center with an Olympic size pool, a zero gravity pool and a conference/party room and the Nature Center at the School Forest, complete with bathrooms, kitchen, and classroom/conference rooms, picnic area and nature trails.

 

Homme Inc.

     Homme Inc. of WI, its Board of Directors, and its 50 Sponsoring and Affiliate Churches, is proud of the many programs we offer to the communities we serve. Whether skilled nursing care, therapeutic rehabilitation, respite services, residential and assisted living options, or independent living, Homme has an option that fits each person's unique needs.

Our staff of 178 highly trained professionals are second to none in assuring that individual dignity in treatment is respected and celebrated, and our staff, by offering a holistic approach to health care and residential services, helps each person to achieve their maximum potential.

We are proud of our participation and involvement in our local communities, and share the many resources we have been blessed with. Our Sponsoring and Affiliated Congregations encompass many different faith backgrounds, but join together to assure that each person's faith background is respected and celebrated.

 

L.S.S. Homme Youth and Family Programs

     Homme Youth and Family Programs has provided care for children for over 100 years. Begun as a home for orphans, today it is a nationally known treatment program for children and adolescents who are dealing with issues of sexual perpetration, delinquency, victimization, alcohol and drug abuse and cognitive behavioral problems.
 
The main campus rests on over 200 acres of wooded land and streams in central Wisconsin. At this tranquil setting, children and families discover they can regain control of their lives. There are 4 units for boys and one for girls, all staffed around the clock.
 
Homme provides treatment specific programming, an on-campus accredited school, recreational opportunities, medication management and psychiatric services, case management services and transportation for home visits. The staff of 90 employees work to enable the youngsters and their families to make healthy choices and have their lives continue on a more positive path.