After a first round with thousands of votes cast, Menominee’s own R. W. Fernstrum & Company has advanced to the final round of the 2021 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”. One of the top ten vote-getters and the only product represented by the U.P., Fernstrum’s Gridcooler Keel Cooler is now vying to be the “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan.” R.W. Fernstrum & Company President Sean Fernstrum says, “we’ve been a Michigan manufacture member for a few years, and we’ve seen these competitions in the past.”

Fernstrum says, “I am glad we’re able to represent our region. It’s a product that is used world-wide but is something that normally does not get a lot of press.”

The final round of voting runs through Friday, September 24th. Anyone can vote daily at For more information about R.W. Fernstrum Company, visit