Business on the move – August 2014

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

BayCare Clinic Foundation awarded $2,000 scholarships to eight students. The scholarships are awarded annually to students in Green Bay and surrounding communities pursuing higher education in the healthcare field.

School Specialty, Inc. of Greenville completed the redesign and outfitting of the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences in Drums, Penn. The HAAS is a magnet program for high school students studying in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, and its first classes were held during the 2013-14 school year.

An app created by BrownBoots Interactive, Inc. of Fond du Lac has been used during multiple school lockdowns since its inception. The Roomsponder app allows teachers and staff to report their location, who they are with and any medical issues during emergencies.

Agnesian HealthCare of Fond du Lac has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals for patient engagement as part of the Axial Exchange and Becker’s Hospital Review inaugural National Patient Engagement Ranking. Among the 3,077 hospitals ranked, 13 of the top 100 are located in Wisconsin. Agnesian HealthCare was also recognized as one of 21 acute-care hospitals and health systems with strong operational and financial positions, based on reports from Moody’s Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. 

Road America will partner with H&R Special Springs, LP as its “official suspension partner.” H&R, a German-based suspension company, previously covered on-site branding. Its official capacity now includes hospitality, online visibility and event support at Road America.

Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay ranked among the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX™. The INDEX rates U.S. acute care hospitals across 66 different performance metrics including quality, outcomes and affordability, and includes the country’s 1,300 CAHs. 

Northern Electric, Inc. of Green Bay was presented with the ACUITY Safety Award. This award is given to businesses insured by ACUITY that have demonstrated exemplary safety records.

Kundinger Fluid Power has moved its Green Bay parts and service retail store to a larger, 9,300-square-foot facility at 2661 Industry Court. in Green Bay. The company has added a new staff member in conjunction with the relocation, with room for growth.

ThedaCare has purchased the former Affinity Medical Group clinic at 411 Lincoln St. in Neenah. Affinity vacated the clinic in 2012 when the health system built a new clinic in downtown Neenah. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Miron Construction Co., Inc. of Neenah has been contracted to upgrade Neenah High School’s Rocket Stadium and its facilities. Work on the new Rocket Stadium entrance, sign and ticket booth was scheduled to begin this July, as fundraising continues for a new press box, sound system, rest rooms and concession stand.

RGL of Green Bay announced that its In-Plant Division recently surpassed 1 million work hours without an OSHA recordable injury. The last recordable OSHA incident within RGL’s In-Plant Division was July 2007.

Faith Technologies of Menasha has been named a finalist for the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Best of the Bay readers’ choice awards for the second year in a row. For the past eight years, the Best of the Bay has highlighted reader-selected local businesses in the categories of health, retail, food and drink, entertainment and leisure and professional and personal services.

Bemis Company, Inc. of Neenah received two DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation at DuPont’s recognition event, held recently in Wilmington, Del. Bemis was presented a Silver Award for Technological Advancement for the Hillshire Brands® Heat Fresh™ package and a Silver Award for Enhanced User Experience for the Fugini standup pouch for vegetables.

Schenck Investment Solutions has been ranked 43rd on CNBC’s inaugural list of the “Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms.” Companies were scored on a variety of measures, including assets under management, growth of assets and years in business. Schenck Investment Solutions has grown assets an average of 19.8 percent over the past five years and currently has over $500 million of assets under management.

The Wellness Council of America, with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin, recently presented its Silver Well Workplace Award to CitizensFirst Credit Union in Oshkosh. The Silver Well Workplace Award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well being of its employees. The credit union identified issues specific to its employee team through a health risk assessment and targeted wellness events that address those concerns. 

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has awarded a $250,000 grant to the City of Menasha to assist in attracting a downtown grocery store. City officials have identified attracting a full-service grocery store as a high priority for Menasha’s downtown. The lack of a grocery store has led to the neighborhood’s designation as a “food desert” by the federal government. It also has hindered economic development and efforts to rehabilitate housing in the area, city officials say. The new store, a $2.6 million project, is expected to open in November. 

Directions Marketing has moved its offices to the historic Jersild Building at 333 N. Commercial Street, Suite 200, in Neenah. Directions sold its previous building to Nercon Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc.

Consolidated Construction Co.Inc. announced three new projects: L&S Electric Inc. and Consolidated Construction recently began a 10,800-square-foot expansion of its current storage and office buildings at the company’s Wausau South location off of County Highway XX in Rothschild. Neenah High School will use Consolidated design services to improve and modernize the building’s exterior façade. Plach Automotive Inc. has selected Consolidated to build a 16,000-square-foot automotive dealership in Coloma doing business as Charles Automotive. The $2.1 million project is scheduled to be completed this September. 

Bayland Buildings, Inc. was chosen as the general contractor for the expansion of Algoma School District. The expansion will include a new community center, gymnasium and tech center that will be incorporated into the existing middle school and high school.  

HD Supply Waterworks of De Pere was awarded the following local utility distribution contracts: Village of Howard Spring Green Heights with Dorner Inc.; Freedom Sanitary District 2014 Sanitary Sewer A-14 with Jossart Bros.; Egg Harbor Shay Lane and Church Street with David Tenor Corp; Fond du Lac 2014 Street and Utilities with Don E. Parker; Mt. Calvary Lift Station with August Winter & Sons; and, De Pere Sewer and Water Relay 14-01 with Dorner Inc.  For projects bid in April 2014, HDS was awarded: Portage WWTF Digester with JF Ahern Company; Stevens Point WWTF Influent with Staab Construction; Stevens Point Bukolt Avenue Reconstruction with Earth Inc; and Fond du Lac Well No. 26 with Sabel Mechanical.

Fox Valley Technical College’s agriculture department received the Outstanding Post-Secondary Agriculture Program award at the Wisconsin Association of Agriculture Educators Professional Development Conference in Middleton. The department was recognized for its partnership with Case IH and Service Motor Company, commitment to new technologies and hands-on learning labs and graduate employment rates for students.

 Pine Hills Country Club completed a $2.5 million renovation that includes a two-tier outdoor deck, expanded 19th hole and garden-level kitchen, completely refurbished dining, banquet and conference areas and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. 

TREG Foundation, the non-profit foundation of Coldwell Banker, raised more than $21,000 in its 12th annual charity golf outing, held June 17 at Mid Vallee Golf Course. The company has a Grants Committee composed of a representative from each sales office to meet quarterly and determine which nonprofits will receive donations.  

A.C.E. Building Service completed an interior remodeling project for Denmark State Bank’s Whitelaw office and the construction of a 10,000-square-foot self-storage unit for Mallard Storage in Waldo. 

SCA has announced its new Foodservice Wet Wipe system, a cleaning and sanitizing wipe for table surfaces in casual, upscale and fine dining restaurants.

First Manitowoc Bancorp Inc. announced that its corporate name has been changed to Bank First National Corporation. Shareholders approved the name change at the company’s Annual Meeting of the Shareholders on May 19. The company’s stock ticker trading symbol was changed to “BFNC” on May 15, 2013.