I assume you will set all to the same Corporate Apple ID. If not, each user will probably need to do their own setup.
One way for you to do it would be to enter your local Wifi info on the first one. After setup is complete, go to Settings-WiFi-Choose a Network and press the blue arrow at the right side of your WiFi's name. Press "Forget this Network" at the top of the next window.
Then sync that first iPad with iTunes on your computer. After that, you may be able to clone all the others by connecting to iTunes and following directions.
Thanks for the suggestion but that's adding even more steps.
Is there really no way to skip the WiFi set up when turning these things on out of the box?!?
So if a person doesn't have WiFi, or another computer running iTunes, they would never be able to get through the steps of the initial set-up, really?!?
I find this hard to believe...
I don't know how to skip the WiFi setup step either but did you try posting in the "Using iPad in the Enterprise" and see if you can find a solution in there.
These people find themselves in the similar situation of having to set up hundreds of iPads for their companies - maybe one of them will have solution for you.