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The 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin stretches from Lake Michigan in the east, including Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Ozaukee Counties, and part of Milwaukee County, through Waushara, Marquette, and Columbia Counties in the west, and from the southern border of Appleton in the north down to part of Dodge County, including Mayville, Beaver Dam, and Horicon. The largest city is Oshkosh, with Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Menasha, Neenah, Sheboygan, and Mequon also serving as major population centers. The numerous industrial concerns in the district employ highly-skilled workers and a large manufacturing base. Farming has a strong presence. Dairying operations dominate but corn, pea and bean production are also important.
The 6th District has the second largest printing industry of any congressional district in the country (the first being Wisconsin's 8th District). The 6th Congressional District also ranks fourth in the country in terms of the percentage of the workforce employed in manufacturing.
Oshkosh Corporation produces high-tech equipment and vehicles for the military, and is the largest defense contractor in Wisconsin. The twin cities of Neenah and Menasha are a paper-making and printing center.
Manitowoc County has many jobs in manufacturing and processing, including the Manitowoc Company, which started in 1902 as a shipbuilding company, but now produces high-quality crane and food-service equipment in over 20 countries, and Orion Energy Systems, which was highlighted by President Barack Obama in 2011 for its energy-efficient technology. The S.S. Badger, operated by Lake Michigan Carferry, transports 140,000 people each year across Lake Michigan between Manitowoc and Ludington, Michigan. Whistling Straights Golf Course, host of the 2004 and 2010 PGA Championship, is also located just north of Sheboygan.
Plymouth, Wisconsin, is also home to Sargento Cheese, which has been family-owned since 1949, and employs over 1300 people in four locations across the 6th District.
Ozaukee County was named the healthiest county in Wisconsin and is continuously referred to as one of the healthiest counties in the country. Also, Waubeka, located in Ozaukee County, is the home of the first Flag Day beginning in 1885.
At the southern tip of Lake Winnebago, the largest in Wisconsin, is Fond du Lac County, home of Mercury Marine outboard motors. Just west of Sheboygan is the Kohler Company, a leading manufacturer of plumbing and power systems products. Also near Sheboygan is the Johnsonville Sausage Company which markets sausage products worldwide.
Quadgraphics in Lomira is a leader in the printing industry, the Michels Corporation in Brownsville specializes in underground utilities, Mayville is home to numerous machining companies with international clients, and John Deere in Horicon manufactures lawn and garden equipment.
Wisconsin Dells is a famous resort destination in Columbia County and is referred to as the "waterpark capital of the world."
Each year the Experimental Aircraft Association convention is held in Oshkosh, making Wittman Regional Airport one of the world's busiest during
the event in terms of takeoffs and landings.
Twenty miles west of Fond du Lac is the City of Ripon, home of the Little White Schoolhouse known as the birthplace of the Republican Party. In 1854 a group met in the schoolhouse and proclaimed themselves Republicans.