Business on the Move – May 2014

Posted on May 1, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
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Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders will renovate Arla Foods at 489 Holland Court in Hollandtown. Construction began in March and will be complete in late April. Keller will also build a 13,500-square-foot retail and warehouse building for Reinders Inc. on Randolph Drive in Little Chute. Construction will complete in May.

The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce presented the following awards: The Project Facelift awards went to Adventure Outfitters LLC; Ministry Medical Group Chain O’Lakes Clinic; First National Bank; Foundations for Living Inc.; Hansen’s; Waupaca Hometown Pharmacy; Mills Fleet Farm; Paca Pub & Grill; Rhythm & Brews; and Riverside Medical Center-Rehab Services. The Grand Facelift award went to Mills Fleet Farm for the complete makeover of its existing 29,000-square-foot building into 130,000 square feet. The Rising Star award went to Little Fat Gretchen’s. The Small Business of the Year award went to The Green Fountain Inn and The Paint Store. The Large Business of the Year award went to First National Bank.

Change Management Communications Center LLC of Oshkosh won first place in the 2013 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest hosted by the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership (NEWREP). The company was founded in March 2013 by Tina Schuelke of Oshkosh. The company helps leaders make decisions about how they introduce and integrate change.

Orion Energy Systems was recognized as 2013 Xcel Energy Efficiency Partner for outstanding efforts to save energy.

Menasha Packaging opened the expanded Folding Carton Group facility in Neenah. The expansion added 26,500 square feet to the initial 109,000-square-foot facility. An additional 59,000 square feet in warehouse space was also added for a new shipping and receiving area.

Associates at Bassett Mechanical of Kaukauna surpassed 1 million safe work hours without a lost-time accident. Bassett Mechanical also received the Gold Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America.

Lakeshore Storage is expanding its 1820 South 26th St. Manitowoc location, adding a new 4,400-square-foot Butler self-storage facility that will contain 22 new rentable spaces. The project also will include 24-hour lighted access, a large lot for truck access, and outside storage for campers, cars, boats and RVs. A.C.E. Building Service of Manitowoc is completing the project.

Precision Plastics, a plastic extrusion company in Neenah, renamed the company Profile Xtrusions and launched a new logo, tagline and website at ProfileXtrusions.com.

The nonprofit, community radio station 91.1 The Avenue increased its signal power from 3,000 to 42,000 watts, providing a 90 percent increase in population coverage in the primary signal area to help serve the communities of Northeast Wisconsin from Sturgeon Bay through Fond du Lac.

The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the opening of Daily Details Concierge LLC at 1919 E. Main St. in Little Chute. Daily Details offers errand-running services throughout Wisconsin.

Nsight, a regional telecommunications provider, announced that it has merged with Niagara Telephone Company. Nsight now has controlling interest of Niagara Telephone. Nsight is the parent company of Nsight Telservices and Cellcom with corporate offices in Green Bay.

SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. added the tax and accounting practice of William P. Merrick to its Fox Valley office. Merrick owned his own practice for more than 20 years. The acquisition allows Merrick to devote more time to clients, and allows SVA to expand its client base in the Fox Cities market.

Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates, located in Sheboygan County, launched a Chocolate Club where members can receive a different box of Kohler chocolates each month.

Cornerstone Business Services Inc. announced the acquisition of De Pere’s Omega Metal Treating Inc. by Green Bay’s Metals Engineering. Omega Metal Treating is a privately held company providing metal heat-treating services.

Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge of Markham, Ontario, selected Roehl Transport Inc., of Marshfield as the 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For honorable mention “Fleets to Watch” for demonstrating innovation in its driver programs. Roehl has a terminal in Menasha.

Bridge-It Languages LLC in Appleton completed OSHA-30 General Industry training in August. The business is now open, offering companies and individuals the tools to bridge the language gap with the Spanish-speaking community, especially for translation and training of workplace safety.

The Rahr-West Art Museum, located at 610 N. 8th St. in Manitowoc, reopened its renovated Family Discovery Room.

Advanced Professional Services LLC moved its office from Menasha to a new location at the Ballard Square office suites in Appleton. APS currently has six employees and is planning to add more in 2014. QuickStart Inc. moved its office from Menasha to the Ballard Square office suites in Appleton.

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded a Tourism Development grant of $43,150 to the Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway for installing an ADA accessible water landing. The ADA landing wheelchair transfer station allows users to place their canoe or kayak on a series of rollers in the center of the dock to remain stable until the user is ready to launch.

Automated Records Management Systems Inc. (ARMS), a Wisconsin-based full-service information management firm in De Pere, is now a certified reseller of FileBound document management solutions. ARMS also launched an expanded and enhanced website at Arms4Rim.com.

McClone, headquartered in Menasha, was named a 2013 top-performing agency for Secura Insurance of Appleton. McClone has represented Secura as an independent agency for 38 years.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay opened its new At Ease: Veteran & Service Member Student Lounge in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The hall is a space for student veterans to gather for support, socialization and studying. UW-Green Bay has more than 400 people receiving veteran benefits, including 302 veterans and service members and more than 110 dependents.

Two Faith Technologies projects in Menasha were named to the 2013 Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Projects of Distinction list. The company was recognized for its work on the 2550 University Ave. apartments and Affinity Clinic in February. Consolidated Construction Company Inc. in Appleton announced three of its construction projects were awarded Projects of Distinction highest honors by ABC of Wisconsin, including Utech Consulting in De Pere.

The Brown County United Way moved its office to 112 North Adams St., Suite 201, in Green Bay. The mailing address will remain P.O. Box 1593, Green Bay, WI 54305-1593.

First National Bank-Fox Valley completed a large expansion and remodel project at its corporate Neenah location. FNB added an 8,000-square-foot addition in July 2013 that includes an expanded operations area; a customer care center; and a finished basement with an employee break room, training and development room and executive conference room. NorthCentral Construction Corporation completed the expansion and remodel project.

Holy Family Memorial’s Home Health Care was named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite. HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies.

Appleton Community Midwives and Birth Center is offering a new pain management service using nitrous oxide for patients. Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a preferred method in Europe for helping women to cope with the sensations of labor.

ThedaCare contributed $50,000 toward the construction of five new hoop houses at Riverview Gardens in support of the non-profit’s ServiceWorks job training program to help train people experiencing homelessness or in transitional housing. Larry London, executive chef for ThedaCare, also contracted to buy $20,000 of fresh produce in 2014 to serve in hospital cafeterias at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.

St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation reached its $6 million goal for the “It’s Personal-Continuing our Caring Commitment” capital campaign. There were 1,464 individuals and businesses that donated money, raising a total of $6,047,113. About $1.1 million of the campaign’s overall goal was donated from 116 providers. The funds raised are used to enhance patient care areas throughout St. Elizabeth Hospital.