09 Jun Kikkoman Foods, Inc. Marks 50th Anniversary of Brewing Soy Sauce in the U.S. with Gifts to UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee, Totaling $5 Million
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers proclaims June 9 as “Kikkoman Day” in recognition of the company’s continued contributions to the state and country.
WALWORTH, Wis., June 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Fifty years ago, with the opening of Kikkoman Foods, Inc., a farm field in southern Wisconsin was transformed into what has now become the highest-producing soy sauce facility in the world. Today, the state of Wisconsin recognizes “Kikkoman Day,” marking the golden anniversary of the plant opening in Walworth, Wis. The proclamation also celebrates the company’s positive impact on the partnership between Wisconsin and Japan and its contributions of more than $17 million to charitable causes in the local community and beyond.
At its anniversary events today, the Kikkoman Foods, Inc. Foundation presented $5 million in support of sustainable agriculture and freshwater studies. The foundation’s donation includes $3 million for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agricultural & Life Sciences and $2 million for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Science, with both donations supporting research that will contribute to protecting the very resources that initially drew the world’s leading soy sauce producer to Wisconsin.