Washington, D.C. 20549


                                 CURRENT REPORT

                         Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
                   of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934


                          Date of Report: July 21, 2004

                                  PLEXUS CORP.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Wisconsin                  000-14824           39-1344447
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(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission      (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)                   File Number       Identification No.)

55 Jewelers Park Drive, Neenah, Wisconsin            54957-0156
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(Address of principal executive offices)             (Zip Code)

               Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
                                 (920) 722-3451

Item 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On July 21, 2004, Plexus Corp. announced its results for the third quarter of
fiscal 2004, ended June 30, 2004. A copy of Plexus' related press release is
furnished to the Commission by attaching it as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

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         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  July 21, 2004                            /s/ F. Gordon Bitter
                                                F. Gordon Bitter
                                                Chief Financial Officer