Business on the Move – February 2014

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Breakthrough Fuel received the “External Business Partner of the Year” award from Procter & Gamble (P&G), recognizing Breakthrough as a top 15 P&G global partner. Breakthrough also received the P&G’s “External Business Partner of Excellence” award for the fourth consecutive year.

Advance announced the award recipients of the 2013 Manufacturing Awards of Distinction: Lindquist Machine Corporation of Green Bay won the Workforce Development Award; Solberg Company of Green Bay won the Environmental Sustainability Award; Precision Machine Inc. of Algoma won the Small Company Award; N.E.W. Plastics Corp. of Luxemburg won the Medium Company Award; Ariens Company of Brillion won the Large Company Award. Advance recognized American Foods Group LLC as the newest community leader seeking to assist small chamber member companies by investing in the NationJob Network, a community-based Internet recruitment program connecting job seekers, employers, communities and industries.

JETA Corporation, headquartered in Neenah, received the Small Business Supplier of the Year award at Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) Supplier Awards Ceremony in October for continuing to expand its supplier base to meet PG&E’s needs.

The Advance Business & Manufacturing Center in Green Bay added Harbor Community Psychological Associates, an outpatient clinic providing psychotherapy, to its business incubation program. Services focus on holistic treating methods. Nagel Private Wealth Management graduated from The Advance Business & Manufacturing Center’s business incubation program in November.

SCA, with operations in Neenah and Menasha, was recognized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013 for leadership in transparency for disclosing its ecological footprint. SCA also awarded $14,575 in Environmental Education Grants to Fox Cities schools: Parkview Elementary School in New London received $3,000 for the creation and maintenance of a sustainable school garden; Fox River Academy Charter School in Appleton won $3,173 for the continued restoration of Pierce Park Ravine; Freedom High School won $2,402 for a long-term project to monitor Duck Creek in conjunction with a WDNR program; Greenville Middle School won $1,000 for student teams to create model solutions for rebuilding a hypothetical city destroyed by a hurricane; and Fox West Academy in Hortonville won $5,000 for teaching equipment.

The Acuity Charitable Foundation awarded $250,000 to several Sheboygan County community organizations and charities. Acuity also recently surpassed the 100,000 commercial lines policy mark, and it received several awards at the 2013 ACORD Implementation Forum. ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is a non-profit that promotes open data standards. Acuity won the Most Compelling Case Study Award, the Property & Casualty Straight Through Processing of Data Award, and the Property & Casualty Commercial Lines Download Award. Acuity also received the 2013 Applied IVANS Interface Partner Award.

The Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus presented the 2013 Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazer Award to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau for the Green Bay Restaurant Week marketing campaign.

Appleton-based Secura Insurance’s independent agents and Facebook fans raised and donated more than $25,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during the company’s annual One by One campaign.

Silver Star Brands in Oshkosh was recognized as a “Green Professional” in the Green Masters Program. Silver Star Brands’ “green” initiatives include $150,000 in lighting upgrades, saving 1.1 million kilowatt hours of electricity; use of corrugated shipping containers made from more than 60 percent post-consumer content; use of properly trained loggers for harvesting and reforestation method recommendations; and recycling 600 tons of cardboard and 60 tons of office paper annually.

Appleton’s ADC WorldMap, a company that provides geographic digital data of Earth, announced the release of its Digital Atlas Version 7.0. The upgrade features new generalized versions of the World Nations and World Administrative boundaries, first-level political boundaries of the world and more than 31,000 second-level political boundaries in 114 countries.

Nsight, the parent company of Cellcom and Nsight Telservices, donated $23,538.50 to United Way. The donations were raised through a combination of personal contributions by Nsight, Cellcom and Nsight Telservices employees, internal events and a corporate match. Additionally, a new Cellcom retail store will be located at 511 N. Main St. in Shawano after its completion in June 2014.

Mid-America Real Estate-Wisconsin LLC’s recent transactions include Menchie’s 1,350 square feet leased at 4550 Calumet Ave. in Manitowoc, and Verizon, 4,500 square feet leased at 800 Willard Drive in Ashwaubenon.

Saco Polymers, a diversified plastics manufacturer, is building a 20,000-square-foot, two-story corporate office building adjacent to the 140,000-square-foot Saco manufacturing facilities in the Sheboygan Southside Industrial Park on Crocker Avenue. Saco will add 26 positions once the expansion is completed this year.

Harbinger Marketing Services opened as a full-service marketing and advertising firm in Oshkosh. Harbinger will serve businesses and entrepreneurs in the Fox Cities and throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

Envisions Studio by Karen relocated to 1507 Sunset Beach Road in Suamico. It includes a boutique and gift shop with items made by local artists.

Buffalo Wild Wings opened a new store at 4140 Harbor Town Lane in Manitowoc.

Stellar Blue Web Design LLC changed its company name to Stellar Blue Technologies and unveiled a redesigned website, Stellar Blue Technologies will operate as a division of Stellar Blue Web Design LLC. Business services, proprietary products and locations will continue as usual under the name Stellar Blue Technologies.

Wipfli LLP’s Turnaround and Restructuring Services group and Robinson Metal of Green Bay were honored at the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association’s 2013 Turnaround of the Year event in November.

National Crane in Manitowoc attended the TCI Expo 2013 in Charlotte, N.C. in November, exhibiting its 33 ton 1400A boom truck crane that is used in the tree care industry.

The Vollrath Company LLC, a Sheboygan-based business that designs, develops and manufactures food service small wares and equipment, won the Editor’s Choice Award for the Mirage Induction Rethermalizer. It was named the best new product in the Equipment and Supplies category at the 98th annual International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) in New York City.

Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders is building a 1,265-square-foot addition and remodel for De Pere Christian Outreach at 506 Butler St. in De Pere. The expected completion date is in February.

A.C.E. Building Service in Manitowoc is the design and build general contractor for a 105,000-square-foot expansion project at Kohler Company’s Kohler Power Systems’ Mosel campus. A.C.E. also completed a new 20,000-square-foot Butler metal building project for City Centre LLC in Manitowoc. The new facility will help Manitowoc Marina offer more storage options for their clients, retain additional boat storage for local customers and attract customers from other ports along the Lake Michigan shoreline. A.C.E. is adding 12,000 square feet for The Cawley Company in Manitowoc to provide new production space, expanded shipping and receiving capacity, new restrooms and improved site drainage. A.C.E. completed a facility renovation project for WWTWD LLC at 915 N. Rapids Road in Manitowoc for LBR Accounting & Tax Service Inc. A.C.E. also began a 5,100-square-foot Butler metal building addition at Packaging Systems of Wisconsin to give the business room for warehousing packaging equipment and materials for distribution to area manufacturers.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin raised $105,000 at the 21st Annual Taste of the Town in November. More than 600 people attended to donate to help youth in Brown, Door and Oconto Counties.

St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay was recently certified by The Joint Commission for Total Hip & Knee Replacement. St. Mary’s and St. Vincent hospitals are currently the only two hospitals in Brown County with this certification.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for its performance using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attacks, pneumonia, surgeries, children’s asthma, strokes and venous thromboembolism and inpatient psychiatric services.

New London Family Medical Center was renamed ThedaCare Medical Center-New London by officials at New London Family Medical Center and ThedaCare.

Agnesian HealthCare’s Journeys, a health resource center, expanded its educational offerings to expecting parents by adding a new Prepared Childbirth Journey program, featuring a series of five interactive classes.

Evergreen Transport LLC partnered with U.S. Oil, headquartered in Appleton, for the construction of a GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) station to be located in Calera, Ala. The GAIN station will support Evergreen Transport’s initial conversion of 12 trucks to CNG with the potential to convert additional trucks in the next several years.

BPM Inc. in Peshtigo was awarded the 2014 Environmental Partner of the Year by the Environmental Club of St. Mary School in Greenville. The company was selected for this honor based on its dedication serving as an “Environmental Corporate Role Model and supporter of Environmental Education.”