Business on the Move – February 2016

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 :: Business on the move
Andrew Schaick
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Two new members joined the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Dan Goymerac, vice president of industrial business development at Miron Construction and Lori Alft, marketing and communications coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley have been elected to three- year terms on the PIIHF Board. The board of directors also elected Harry Spiegelberg to another term chairman; Dennis Hultgren, vice chairman: Kelly Helein, secretary; Roy Conrad, treasurer; and Dan Goymerac, COO. Returning board members are: Peter Allen, Thomas E. Frawley Jr., Ray Heuchling, Mike Hooyman, James Perry, Arthur D. Rankin, Craig Timm and Becky Walker.

Keller, Planners, Architects, Builders will design and build a 440- square-foot addition for Capital Credit Union. The credit union is expanding its Allouez location to better serve its growing number of members in the Green Bay area. Construction is scheduled to be completed later this year.

Para Tech Coating Inc. opened a new coating center in Neenah, expanding the company’s regional capabilities beyond its California and Connecticut operations. Para Tech provides vacuum deposited Parylene technology for electronics, avionics/aerospace, automotive and medical applications.

Dura-trel Inc. of Sheboygan Falls will expand to meet the growing demands for its American-made vinyl products. The family-owned business has grown from a garage-based business to its current 30,000-square- foot manufacturing facility.

Renovation of the Hotel Northland is officially underway in downtown Green Bay. The $44 million development is set to open in the fall of this year.

Bank of Luxemburg will build a new branch in Kewaunee.

Stellar Blue Technologies launched four custom websites for companies: Appleton Downtown Inc., Evergreen Campsites & Resort, Neenah StreetBall and the Building for Kids Children’s Museum.

Green Bay-based Xtreme Trucking acquired Zernicke Trucking, founded in 2007 to deliver steel, machinery, building materials and heavy haul loads across North America.

Brixey & Meyer Capital acquired Clinical Research Solutions, a provider of clinical research services for the pharmaceutical, nutritional and medical device industries.

Ultimate Air Inc. of Luxemburg purchased the HVAC department of W.F. Selner Plumbing & Heating, Kewaunee.

Midwest Bariatric Solutions is the first in Wisconsin to perform non-surgical gastric balloon procedures for weight loss. Surgeons Raymond F. Georgen and Kevin E. Wasco are two of a select few in the country now performing the newly FDA-approved non-surgical procedure.

ThedaCare announced the installation of new 3D mammography machines at the Breast Center inside Encircle Health in Appleton and at the Breast Center at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. ThedaCare also expanded its ICU in Appleton from 16 to 22 beds.

Acuity of Sheboygan was ranked among a select group of five companies for leadership in both growth and profitability over long-term and short-term measurement periods in a report from independent research firm Conning, Inc.

Acuity also announced its employee-determined distribution of special year-end charitable contributions totaling $350,000 to the American Cancer Society, Feeding America and the Salvation Army. The mutual insurance company was also ranked as one of the “10 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie” in the nation, according to Fortune and Great Place to Work.

Acuity received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones in its insurance operations.

Acuity reported an overall gain of nearly $90 million in total written premium in its 2015 growth results. The amount represented a 7 percent increase over 2014 and brought Acuity’s revenue to an all-time high of $1.33 billion for the year.

Jagemann Sporting Group of Manitowoc announced the launch of its 45 Long Colt product, which expands its portfolio of brass casing offerings. The 45 Long dates back to 1872 when it was introduced for use in black-powder revolvers. Jagemann provides brass casings to the OEM market and supplies bagged reloading brass.

Jagemann launched its JAG Magazine for the Glock 17 and Glock 19. The polymer magazine features increased strength over standard polymer magazines. The company also expanded distribution by adding Crow Shooting Supply as an OEM distributor of Jagemann brass casings.

Well Within Chiropractic, located inside Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology Health and Wellness Center, opened its doors. The practice specializes in pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care for those suffering from chronic or painful conditions, including oncology treatments.

Faith Technologies of Menasha earned a top 50 ranking on the ENR National “Top 600” specialty contractor list. The company also earned the 16th spot on the publication’s “Top 50 Firms in Electrical” list. Faith Technologies is an engineering and technology systems contractor that operates in Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin and employs more than 2,000.

Kondex earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program, Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Kondex is a supplier of wear parts and components to John Deere’s Ag and Turn Division and supplies new production products and service components to various John Deere facilities around the world.

Breakthrough Fuel of Green Bay received the Investment in the Business Community Award from Mayor Jim Schmitt. The award is one of five given annually to businesses, nonprofits and individuals in Green Bay for contributions to the community.

Stumpf Creative Landscaping of Menasha won an award of excellence for its project entry in the 2015 National Concrete Masonry Association and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Design Awards of Excellence.

Appleton Medical Center is the first Wisconsin hospital to receive
full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

MasterGraphics Inc. has been promoted by Autodesk to an Autodesk Platinum Tier Value Added Reseller. About 10 percent of Autodesk VARs worldwide achieve Platinum Tier status.

Horizon Community Credit Union raised $1,572 in donations from members and business partners for the Tools 4 Schools initiative. The proceeds will go toward 300 pair of mittens for children in need and also provide school supplies for children at Nicolet and Martin elementary schools in
Green Bay.

Secura Insurance and Homeless Connections partnered to raise $47,464 in unrestricted funds during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

A.M. Best rated Secura Insurance A (Excellent) for financial strength and a stable outlook. The rating is a measure of an insurance company’s ability to pay claims to its policyholders.

Stephenson National Bank and Trust donated $140,000 in community contributions to more than 174 organizations including the Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club and Goodwill. SNBT is a 141-year-old independent community bank with offices in Marinette, Wausaukee, Crivitz, Pembine and Oconto.

Miron Construction Co., Inc. is partnering with DSGW Architects on construction of the Lac Vieux Desert Health Center in Watersmeet, Mich. for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The 33,000 square-foot project is scheduled to be complete in September.

Miron is partnering with Performa Inc. to build a new corporate office for Festival Foods in De Pere. Work on the 41,000-square-foot project began in October and is scheduled to be completed in June. The office will replace the growing company’s smaller existing facility and will include conference spaces, training rooms, offices and a test/prep kitchen.

Oshkosh Community Credit Union donated $300 to a deserving local area family to help them out during the holiday season. The family won the gift through the Oshkosh Community Credit Union’s Nominate a Family giveaway. Throughout the year, the credit union partners with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Salvation Army.

Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities announced its most successful year in Toys for Tots campaign. More than 26,000 toys were donated during this year’s campaign. Collections came from nearly 300 local businesses and fundraisers and were distributed to more than 4,400 children in the Fox Cities.

Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh raised more than $25,000 for future projects through The Project Impact: Build Our Community initiative, which raised $10,041 in donations from August through October 2015 and was matched at 150 percent by an anonymous donor.

HSHS St. Vincent Cancer Research Institute received a $2,500 donation from Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach. OCCO is a Green Bay-based nonprofit organization that aims to improve survival rates of women with ovarian and other types of gynecological cancers.

H.J. Martin and Son appeared on the ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors list. The Green Bay-based company ranked as the country’s 179th-largest specialty contractor in the 2015 compilation released by the Engineering News-Record.

H.J. Martin and Son also announced it is now an authorized Tate brand flooring representative serving Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the installation of access flooring.

Dental Associates donated $1,000 to the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

First Bank Financial Centre launched a scholarship program as part of its new kids’ savings account. This new account will act as a tool to teach kids the habits they need to achieve financial success.

McMahon Engineers, Architects received the National Gold Award from the American Concrete Pavement Association for the Monroe Avenue reconstruction project in Green Bay. The $5.2 million project involved reconstructing a one-mile urban segment of Monroe Avenue that carries portions of three main state highways as a principal arterial on the National Highway System.

This year’s E.A.T.S (Educational Assistance Through Scholarships) fundraiser, sponsored by the UW-Fox Valley Foundation, raised $78,000, a record total. E.A.T.S. has raised more than $678,000 for the campus scholarship program since its inception in 1997.

Alliance Construction & Design, Inc. will build a basketball training center called The Driveway. The 10,000-square-foot facility will be located at 1220 Flightway Drive in Hobart, and is scheduled to be complete in May.

Well City Fox Cities is working to renew its Well City USA bronze designation, recognizing the region as one of the healthiest places in the nation. Just 13 cities nationally have been named a Well City USA.

Bay Oral Surgery & Implant Center launched its Salute to Smiles program. This is designed to connect area dentists with military backgrounds and local veterans in order to provide necessary dental procedures.

Hoffman Planning, Design and Construction, Inc. is partnering with Kimberly Schools to educate communities on how to improve public school facilities without a referendum. Kimberly has been able to renovate a former private school into a 4K Center for Literacy as well as transform its existing middle school library into a collaborative 21st century learning space.

Hamann Construction Company finished construction on an 8,575-square-foot facility for Chilton Truck and Auto Repair, located at 629 E. Calumet St. in Chilton.

Pacon Corporation acquired the assets of The Chenille Kraft Company. The agreement includes the acquisition of Chenille Kraft’s inventory and trade names. The Chenille Kraft Company served the education market with a wide range of arts and craft projects.

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. is building a new Care Partners Assisted Living Facility at County Road JJ and French Road in Appleton. The project will consist of a 14,000-square-foot, 20-room memory care facility and a separate 26,000-square-foot, 36-room community-based residential facility. The project is scheduled to be complete in August.

United Way of Door County’s 2015 annual fundraising campaign raised $446,762, which will help fund services to more than 7,000 Door County residents.

Delta Dental increased its commitment to help fund the state’s Seal-A-Smile program. Seal-A-Smile visited more than 800 schools in 2015 and provided sealants to 27,000 children.

UW-Green Bay created the Community Partnership Award in Business, which will annually present a $5,000 scholarship to a selected undergraduate or graduate student and a $5,000 cash award to a faculty or staff member whose efforts are viewed as best exemplifying the university’s commitment to regional growth and development.

The new Bone and Joint Center of Door County at Ministry Door County Medical Center received a $10,000 donation from Bill and Pam Welter to provide state-of-the-art equipment for the group therapy room.

Kohler Banquet Facility was acquired and expanded by Jeff and Melanie Romanoski, and has been renamed The Village at 170.

Green Bay Gamblers Hockey sponsored a Puck Wall in the Resch Center to benefit youth sports. For $30, fans will receive two pucks that display their name, city and state. One puck is a keepsake and the second puck gets a permanent place on the Tundraland Concourse near section 218 at the Resch Center.

Bank First National opened its newest office in Appleton at 1201 W. Wisconsin Ave., just north of the Fox River Mall. This is the 12th location for Bank First, which bridges the gap between the Oshkosh and Green Bay locations.

Elevate97 of Green Bay was awarded G7 Master Qualification — the highest global industry standard in print services — by Idealliance, a not-for-profit industry group. Elevate 97 provides a wide variety of services to get its clients’ brands to stores and homes.

Weidert Group, Inc. was selected to coordinate a full inbound marketing program for Gravie Inc., a startup company based in Minneapolis providing a national health benefits marketplace.

ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center officially opened its doors. The cancer center is the home base for the ThedaCare premier cancer program, which is focused on care that respects patients and their families by honoring their choices, and offers a broad range of treatments, services and resources.