Business on the Move – January 2016

Andrew Schaick
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. sold its Kysor Panel Systems business to an affiliate of D Cubed Group, LLC, a private market investment firm, for a value of approximately $85 million. Kysor Panel Systems is a producer of wood frame and high-density rail panel systems for walk-in freezers and coolers for retail and convenience-store markets.

Keller, Inc. Planners, Architects and Builders will design and build a 75,678-square-foot addition and shipping bay for Kolbe Windows and Doors of Manawa. Construction began in November and is expected to be completed in June 2016. Keller will also build an 8,000 square-foot storage building for All Seasons Storage.

ThedaCare began construction of a new Neenah primary care clinic at 333 N. Green Bay Road. The 73,000-square-foot clinic will replace ThedaCare’s two family practice locations on South Commerical Street and Tullar Road. ThedaCare is also now using a new synergy heart stent. The medical center is one of six in the nation picked to use the new coronary stent technology.

Hamann Construction Co. will construct a 10,700-square-foot addition to Federal-Mogul’sPlant No. 3 in Manitowoc. The project
is scheduled to be completed in spring 2016.

Miron Construction Co., Inc. will partner with Cedar Corporation to renovate the wastewater treatment facility for the city of Edgerton. The project is expected to be completed by May 2017. Miron also received ENR Midwest’s Best Projects 2015 awards for its work on the St. Norbert College Gehl-Mulva Science Center, Lake Mills Elementary School and Lambeau Field and was named Best Commercial Builder in the Post-Crescent Media’s Best of the Valley Reader’s Choice Awards for 2015.

Evergreen Credit Union installed a solar array at its Town of Menasha location that will produce enough electricity to satisfy 80 percent of the credit union’s annual demand.

Avatarium 3D of De Pere, a 3D image capture studio, made its industry debut at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, Calif.

Ahern added fire alarm monitoring to the company’s line of facility fire protection services.

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. will construct a 22,000-square-foot manufacturing addition and renovate 2,350 square feet of existing space at Lakeside Plastics in Oshkosh.

Bemis Company, Inc. acquired the rigid plastic packaging operations of Emplal Participações S.A. a privately owned Brazilian manufacturer of plastic packaging for food and consumer applications.

School Specialty, Inc. launched Soar Life Products, a new division focused on meeting the needs of the healthcare industry through educational solutions.

Stephenson National Bank & Trust of Marinette launched its new eLab, a private and user friendly area designed to demonstrate and educate customers on the benefits of eBanking services. The company also launched card chip technology to its debit cards to protect customers against fraud.

BPM Paper of Peshtigo now manufactures a range of machine glazed papers for the flexible packaging industry.

CR Structures Group, Inc. will build an 8,781-square-foot, two-story dental clinic forPediatric Dentistry Center and Family Dental Center of Green Bay. The new combined clinic will replace their existing facilities and will be located at State Highway 172 and County Trunk GV in Bellevue.

Woodside Senior Communities completed a $15 million renovation and expansion to its Green Bay campus, adding dementia care and rehabilitation facilities. Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction Inc. led the campus repositioning.

Frontier Builders & Consultants is constructing a 41,250-square-foot addition to Mod Tech Industries’ manufacturing facility, located at 1523 Industrial Drive in Shawano.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company released RRD ActiveDisclosure 2, which is the next generation of its cloud-based financial disclosure management solution. This will also offer an entirely new user interface and is designed to enhance the efficiency of the financial disclosure management process.

Kohler Co. was named Sheboygan County “Economic Driver of the Year” by the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation, reflecting the company’s economic and philanthropic impact to the region. The company is the largest employer in the Sheboygan area and employs 32,000 worldwide with 50 manufacturing locations across
the world.

Tegron Staffing of Appleton changed its name to Qualified Staffing. The transition affects both Tegron Staffing offices in Appleton and Manitowoc.

Friese-Mier Co. of Green Bay will be transitioning ownership to Robb Mier. Friese-Mier is a leading interferer design firm that has been in business for 30 years.

The Ministry Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic relocated to 228 S. 18th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The new facility, which will feature private rooms for all patients, will open its doors on
Jan. 11.

Door County’s Northern Sky Theater purchased a 17-acre parcel of land at the southeast corner of county roads A and F in Fish Creek, where it plans to build a rehearsal and operations center.

Wolter Group, which provides lift truck parts, rentals, service and training acquiredServicemax Inc., of Bolingbrook, Ill.

Ministry Door County Medical Center of Door County acquired Lake Side Surgical Associates.

Cornerstone Business Services Inc. facilitated the acquisition of Sherman Consulting, S.C. by a private equity group with locations in Wisconsin and Illinois. Cornerstone was also named a USA Most Outstanding Mergers & Acquisitions Firm by Corporate LiveWire.

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital announced the naming of a new children’s hospital in Green Bay. The HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital, which is located inside HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, provides pediatric care in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Thrivent Financial became an investor in the Fox Cities Regional Partnership, a division of the Fox Cities Chamber.

Great Northern Instore earned a Platinum Award for its “Purina Purpose Target Endcap” in the Mass Merchandising category from the Design the Times competition.

Faith Technologies placed 75th in the 2015 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America, a nationwide award program presented by Healthiest Employer, LLC. Faith also earned the No. 7 spot on ENR Midwest’s Top Specialty Contractor ranking list.

Oshkosh Corporation won the 2015 New North Workplace Excellence Award recognizing companies that establish practices leading to improved competitive advantage and achievement of successful business outcomes.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company of Neenah earned 29 consecutive A+ Superior financial strength ratings from A.M. Best Company, an insurance rating and information company.

Dutchland Plastics of Oostburg received the 2015 ARM Product of the Year Award in ARM’s Rotomolded Product Competition, for its product, the Ice Breaker. The product also won the Conversion Product Award. The Ice Breaker is an ice merchandiser that offers 24/7 self-service. Dutchland also won the Innovative and State-of-the Art award for its Sway Lounge Seat and Base.

Acuity was named 2015 Company of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico. The Sheboygan-based insurance company was recognized for its  strong commitment to independent insurance agents.

Cornerstone Business Services, Inc. of Green Bay has earned an Acquisition International Business Excellence award for its work in merger and acquisitions.

Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Advance honored three manufacturers with awards of distinction: Seura, Bay Tek Games Inc., and LaForce Inc.

H.J. Martin and Son of Green Bay won the inaugural Floor Trends Retailer Award as being the top flooring retailer for the Midwest in 2015.

The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Inc. of Appleton received a grant of $9,000 from the Purdy Legacy Foundation for equipment replacement and support of the Purdy Weissenborn Paper Lab, as well as a $3,000 grant from the Bemis Company Foundation to support programming and materials for Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout workshops.

Appleton eighth-grader Brooklynn Hill received one full year of music lessons and an instrument of choice from Heid Music, courtesy of Tundraland, for her short essay submission during the Mile of Music scholarship promotion.

Body Essentials Bridal & Bath of Shawano received a façade grant totaling $2,500 through Shawano Country Vision 2017 to help cover costs to purchase and install new awnings on the front and rear entrances of its building.

Automated Records Management Systems of De Pere is partnering with Fujitsu Computer Products of America to provide healthcare industry-leading scanners.

Waupaca Foundry, the Boy’s and Girl’s Brigade and other Waupaca businesses teamed up to provide 5,400 wreaths for veteran graves this holiday season.

Unity, a Sturgeon Bay nonprofit provider of hospice, palliative and bereavement care, received a check for $2,000 from The Old Bolts and Car Club of Sturgeon Bay to benefit Unity’s end-of-life programs.

Moraine Park Technical College and Ottawa University of Kansas have joined together to create an educational pathway for adult learners, allowing students to have up to 80 credits from Moraine Park transfer to Ottawa University.

DFB Wealth Planning of Oshkosh unveiled its new brand and has changed its name to Aegis Financial.

The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Inc., of Appleton received a grant of $1,500 from the Green Bay Packers Foundation to support STEM education programs at the Paper Discovery Center.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is committing an additional $500,000 to serve as a catalyst to inspire other donors to support Catalpa Health.

Holy Family Memorial Home Care was named a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top performing home health agencies in the United States.

Nigl Nigl & Mathe LLP of Oshkosh changed its name to Nigl Accounting LLP.

Ridgestone Bank reached the No. 1 SBA lender spot in the State of Wisconsin for loan volume in 2015, according to the Wisconsin District Office. Ridgestone approved $95.9 million in SBA loans to businesses in Wisconsin during the 2015 fiscal year. The bank ranked seventh nationally.

Stumpf Creative Landscaping of Menasha received top billing in the Concrete Paver-Permeable-Residential category from County Materials Corporation for its design and installation of a driveway utilizing H20 Pro Pavers.

Bumps Grill Tavern, home of the Liars Club in Sheboygan, was acquired by Scott and Jill Grunert.

Prospera Credit Union and UW Oshkosh Credit Union have merged into one credit union.

Bergstrom Automotive of Neenah joined the LGBT Chamber as its newest gold founding member.

Frontier Builders and Consultants announced the following projects: Midwest Properties of Greenview, Rollmeister, Inc. of Neenah and Weber Project of Kimberly.

Network Health of Menasha is offering four new individual health plans on the federally-funded Marketplace.

Associated Bank was given the Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Award from Society for Human Resource Management for its commitment to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.

GAIN-Clean Fuel opened its newest CNG station located in Mississauga, Ontario, which is the largest public CNG station in Canada.