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Local products made in Madison

Call of Duty, Madrax created by local individuals

You’ve likely seen or heard of these products, but did you know they're made by local people?


Owned by Graber Manufacturing of Waunakee, Madrax makes the funky custom and traditional bike parking seen all over town and beyond.

Raven Software

In 1990, Madison brothers Brian and Steve Raffel founded Raven Software. “Call of Duty” is the Middleton-based company’s best-known video game.

Porchlight Products

The company employs homeless people and sources local ingredients for the jams, jellies, pickled products, pancakes and scones it makes.


This Madison-based developer of greenhouses for the International Space Station and VORTEX rocket engines became part of Sierra Nevada Corp. Propulsion and Environmental Systems in 2017.


UW–Madison researchers developed this memory and cognitive health supplement.

Thomas Steele Furniture

This Graber Manufacturing company designs and builds the benches and garbage receptacles that line Capitol Square and State Street.

Berntsen International

Disney, Google and the federal government are among the users of Berntsen's survey markers — InfraMarker RFID System — for mapping infrastructure.

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