Business on the Move – June 2014

Posted on Jun 1, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
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Consultants Laboratory of Wisconsin LLC, Fond du Lac, achieved a two-year accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection in Fond du Lac and Waupun. Consultants Laboratory is one of the 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

Bemis Company Inc. in May closed its pressure-sensitive materials manufacturing facility in Stow, Ohio. Bemis, headquartered in Neenah, expects this plant closure to improve market competitiveness and better position its pressure-sensitive materials business for long-term growth. The headquarters of the pressure-sensitive materials business will remain in Ohio.

The Manitowoc Company participated in the Barclays Industrial Select Conference, Miami, in February; the ISI Industrial Conference, New York, in March; and the AEM Industrial Conference in conjunction with Conexpo, Las Vegas, also in March. At Conexpo, Manitowoc introduced its new 330-ton and 716-ton crawler cranes with breakthrough Variable Position Counterweight. Manitowoc and the Ferndale, Wash.-based Samson also introduced the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes.

Integrity Insurance of Appleton was awarded the 2013 Property & Casualty AL3 Download Award for its ACORD-certified AL3 download by the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD). Integrity Insurance was ranked ninth out of 200 carriers in Deep Customer Connections Inc.’s 11th annual survey.

Cassy Tully-Fine Art LLC moved its new gallery and framing shop to 437 E. Mill St. in Plymouth. The shop offers custom framing and original paintings, prints and commissioned painting consultations.

Boyer & Associates LLC of Milwaukee joined the Appleton-based Wipfli LLP.

The Chamber of Manitowoc County hosted its 97th annual dinner and meeting in February, where Gov. Scott Walker delivered the keynote address. A.C.E. Building Service Inc. of Manitowoc won the Large Business/Industry of the Year Award and Just Orthodontics of Manitowoc won the Small Business of the Year Award. Community Clinics of Manitowoc County won the Cooperation Recognition Award. KI-Manitowoc won the 2013 Safety Focus of the Year Award.

R.A. Smith National of Appleton received a 2014 Best in State Award for Drexel Avenue and a State Finalist Award for Oakbrook Center from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Wisconsin. The award-winning reconstruction of Drexel Avenue in Oak Creek involved upgrading about one mile of roadway from a two-lane rural to a four-lane urban cross section with a median and turn lanes.

School Specialty Inc. (SSI) expanded its distribution center in Mansfield, Ohio. SSI will hire an additional 550 seasonal workers to support its peak-season requirements and about 30 full-time employees in the local Mansfield area. SSI is also consolidating distribution operations to enhance operational efficiencies and improve customer fulfillment rates. Inventory from the closing of its distribution centers in Salina, Kan., and Fresno, Calif., was transitioned to its Greenville and Mansfield locations.

Golf Digest ranked Whistling Straits golf course, owned by Kohler Co. in Sheboygan, 48th on the debut list of the World’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in its February issue.

Greywolf Partners Inc., with offices in Green Bay, announced a 7,786-square-foot, five-year lease with Envano Inc. of Green Bay.

Tytler’s Cycle motorcycle dealership of De Pere chose Consolidated Construction Company to expand and renovate the former Nick’s BMW Dealership located at 2246 Mid Valley Drive. Consolidated will add a 12,000-square-foot expansion and remodel 8,000 square feet at the facility.

Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders will construct a 670-square-foot addition for Norandex Distribution Inc. at 5501 Clairemont Drive in Appleton.

History Museum at the Castle in Appleton now offers guided walking and bus tours. The walking tours also include the museum’s exhibits with an additional fee.

Fox River Fiber of De Pere is promoting responsible forest management through the use of post-consumer wastepaper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Fox River Fiber is a company that de-inks post-consumer wastepaper for high-quality pulp. In its production process, the company uses recycled material that is nearly 100 percent FSC-certified.

Tufco Technologies Inc. of Green Bay now offers full-color flexographic printing capabilities.

The Sheboygan County Chamber’s Champions Gala event recognized several businesses for achievement: Kohler Co., manufacturer of the year; Embrace Care Management, services company of the year; Miesfeld’s Triangle Market, retailer of the year; Alliant Energy, safety leader award; Kohler Arts Center, hospitality organization of the year; and EOS Surf Shop, friend of tourism.

Associated Bank was ranked with the second highest overall evaluation score in The ath Power Small Business Banking Study.TM
It had a top score in the “Ease of Doing Business With” category.

Lamers Bus Lines Inc. is now Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX)-approved as a safer motor carrier after completing the TSX-Comprehensive Review. TSX is the industry’s only independent rating organization that inspects, monitors and reports the safety performance of motor carriers.

Bringin’ It Back, a secondhand store of clothing and gently used children’s items, opened in Green Bay at 316 S. Broadway.

Legato Healthcare Marketing of Green Bay added ARG Integrated Healthcare Solutions, a health care technology company based out of Milwaukee, to its client roster.

Orion Energy Systems of Manitowoc was recognized as a Green Professional under the 2014 Green Masters Program by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital (WRCMH) and ThedaCare agreed to the terms of a letter of intent to affiliate. As an affiliate of Partners Health System, WRCMH is linked to Community Health Network, which announced a similar agreement with ThedaCare in January.

ThedaCare Breast Centers was renewed accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), which recognized the health system’s dedication to improving the quality of care and monitoring the outcome of patients with breast diseases. The breast centers serve patients at Appleton Medical Center, Encircle Health and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. ThedaCare received its first three-year accreditation in 2011. ThedaCare also earned the designation of Green Professional in the 2014 Green Masters Program established by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

The 2013 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award was given to The Chamber of Manitowoc County Inc. of Manitowoc; iOme Challenge of Green Bay; and Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin Inc. of Menasha.

The Ministry Door County Medical Center received a 2014 Older Adult Community Engagement Grant for $14,958 from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation for the Memory in Development (MIND) program. MIND is a comprehensive brain enhancement and support program for those with mild memory loss or early-stage dementia. A collaboration between the ADRC of the Lakeshore, Kewaunee County Caregiver Coalition, NEW Curative and Ministry Door County Medical Center sponsored this program.

St. Agnes Hospital became the first health-care provider in the Fox Valley region and one of only three in Wisconsin to receive the prestigious Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.