The Boldt Company Nominated for "Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin"

STAAT Mod™ critical care units have been nominated in the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) annual “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin” competition, joining about 150 other state companies. The competition highlights the state’s vibrant manufacturing industry and careers in the increasing technology driven sector.

Boldt’s STAAT Mod™ building system was developed in the early stages of the pandemic to address the safety of patients and healthcare workers affected by COVID-19. The company partnered with HGA Architects to design a modular, highly-engineered solution for quickly building and deploying ICU units nationwide. The system went from concept to creation in two months and is currently being used at several hospital systems on the east coast.

The modular system is an example of what is called industrialized construction, or construction that is built off-site in a manufacturing environment.

“Building in a controlled environment allows us to set and achieve aggressive production schedules that improve quality for the end user and maintain safety for our team members,” said President and Chief Operating Officer of The Boldt Company Dave Kievet. “By standardizing the process we can increase speed to market and help save lives.”

Nominees for the award are placed into a bracket-style tournament called “Manufacturing Madness” with three rounds of voting:

  • The first round of voting to determine the Top 16 nominees is from Sept. 14 to Sept. 20
  • The second round of voting determines the Top 8 nominees is from Sept. 22 to Sept 27
  • The last four finalists will be voted on from Oct. 6 to Oct. 14

The winner of the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin will be announced on October 14 at the WMC’s annual luncheon which will be held virtually this year.

Individuals can vote daily for Boldt in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin by visiting

About The Boldt Company
The Boldt Company (Boldt) is a leading professional construction services firm with customers across the United States and is a subsidiary of The Boldt Group. Founded in 1889, Boldt is a fourth-generation family and employee-owned firm headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. Boldt is recognized as a pioneer in Lean construction and in the industrialized construction space. Boldt operates 18 offices across the U.S. that serve customers in healthcare, power, industrial, education, automotive and commercial markets.