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U.S. Venture Ranked #5 on Deloitte’s 2019 Wisconsin 75 List


An annual ranking and recognition of the largest, most successful privately-owned companies in WI

APPLETON, WI — December 9, 2019 — Every year, Deloitte celebrates 75 of the largest and most successful private companies—the Wisconsin 75—for the impact they make on Wisconsin’s economy and communities. U.S. Venture, Inc. has been named #5 on the 2019 Wisconsin 75 list.

Headquartered in Appleton, U.S. Venture is an innovative leader in the distribution of products that vehicles consume. The company has held a spot in the top 10 on the Wisconsin 75 for 17 years—as long as Deloitte has kept a list. The ranking is determined by revenue, as well as employee engagement and corporate giving.

“It’s an honor to be recognized on Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75,” says John Schmidt, president and CEO of U.S. Venture. “Our position on the list is a testament to the longstanding value our team members provide our customers and our communities. We are always striving to find a better way.”

U.S. Venture’s five business divisions include U.S. Oil, U.S. AutoForce®, U.S. Gain, U.S. Lubricants, and Breakthrough, an energy and supply chain management company, which U.S. Venture purchased in April 2019.

While U.S. Venture is an engine for growth and innovation in Wisconsin, its commitment to supporting and strengthening its communities is unequivocal. Every August, U.S. Venture hosts its annual U.S. Venture Open, the nation’s single largest one-day charitable event at which more than 1,260 golfers raise money for programs that help to end poverty in Northeast Wisconsin. This year marked the 34st outing and raised $5.2 million. More than $46 million has been raised total since the event’s inception. All funds from the U.S. Venture Open benefit the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.

Beyond our borders, the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation supports a partnership with Victory Community Development Center (VICODEC) in Ongata-Rongai, Kenya, which provides children with an education, nutrition and medical care to help them grow and succeed in life despite their living conditions. In 2019, nearly 200 team members individually donated to or sponsored a child at VICODEC.