The Manufacturer’s Week Olympics featured 12 teams Wednesday afternoon as they competed in a variety of fun competitions. It was all part of the annual Manufacturer’s Week Observance.  Michele Kakacek with the Watertown Development Company says that over 3,000 people are employed by manufacturers in the Watertown area with an average wage of over 950 dollars per week.

She says that over 90 percent of manufacturing companies are considered to be small businesses.

The results of the Olympics are as follows: Hungry, Hungry Hippos: ESCO Team 1 – gold Terex – silver ESCO Team 2 – bronze High Rollers: Dakota Bodies – gold Benchmark Team 1 “Contestant’s Row” – silver ESCO Team 1 – bronze Spoon Relay: Dakota Bodies – gold LATI – silver Terex – bronze Ladder Beanbags: Crestone Builders – gold Persona Team 1 – silver Persona Team 2 – bronze Best Team Spirit: Persona Team 1 Best Team Theme: Benchmark Team 1 “Contestant’s Row”