Business on the Move – May 2015

Posted on May 1, 2015 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

ThedaCare announced a hybrid surgical suite at Appleton Medical Center to be completed in late 2015. HGA and The Boldt Co. are the project architect and builder, respectively, for the $6 million addition. The provider also announced a new clinic in Neenah to replace its two family practice locations on South Commercial Street and Tullar Road. A location is not yet confirmed. Construction is slated to begin this year. Additionally, ThedaCare is one of the first companies to apply under Version 4.0 of the Green Masters Program, a reward and recognition program for Wisconsin companies committed to sustainability.

Thrivent Financial acquired Newman Long Term Care in a deal expected to close this summer. NLTC will operate as an autonomous subsidiary. Thrivent representatives will benefit from additional support, skill and expertise to develop long-term care plans.

Weidert Group, an inbound marketing agency based in Northeast Wisconsin, has been named a Platinum Level partner with HubSpot, the leading marketing automation software. Weidert Group is the 18th agency partner in the U.S. to achieve platinum status, and the 28th worldwide. Weidert Group is the only Wisconsin-based agency that has achieved Platinum Level status.

Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders, announced several new projects: 6,200-square-foot convenience store and Taco Bell for Co Co Properties, Lomira, expected to be completed in May; a remodel for First National Bank-Iola;  an addition for N.E.W. Plastics, Luxemburg, expected to be completed in June; a 2,400-square-foot office mezzanine addition for Therma-Tron-X, Inc., Sturgeon Bay; completed in March; and a 352-square-foot kitchen building for the Village of Little Chute at Doyle Park, expected to be completed in May.

Miron Construction Co., Inc.’s Lambeau Field North & South End Zone Stadium Improvement project won a 2015 Associated General Contractors Alliant Build America Award in the Construction Management Renovation category. This is the first AGC national win for the company. Miron also announced several new projects: an 8,287-square-foot educational and simulation space for Bellin College, Green Bay, expected to be complete in June; a $2.7 million, 24,000-square-foot addition to West De Pere School District’s Hemlock Creek Elementary School, expected to be complete in September; a $3.5 million HVAC/chiller replacement for the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, Mo., expected to be complete in August; and a 42,000-square-foot remodel for Bergstrom Corporation, Appleton, expected to be complete in June.

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation voted to support the Kohler Co. proposal to build a golf course in the Town of Wilson. The project will have an annual economic impact in Sheboygan County of $20.6 million and generate more than $1.1 million a year in new tax revenue, with most of that coming from people living outside Sheboygan County.

School Specialty, Inc., a distributor of education products, programs and services, provided furniture and equipment for the refurbishment of Stroudsburg High School in Stroudsburg, Penn. The company also announced its entrance into the public and private camp sector as a provider of outdoor recreation equipment, arts and crafts supplies, furniture, office supplies and learning materials.

Ironwood Plastics selected A.C.E. Building Service to design and renovate an existing building adjacent to the manufacturer’s current Two Rivers plant.

SCA Awarded $10,022 in Environmental Education Grants for three projects in the Fox Cities area: $1,500 grant to St. Mary Central High School, Neenah, for a nature area restoration project; $3,522 to Freedom High School for a watershed monitoring project; and $5,000 to Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton, for a water quality study project.

Legato Healthcare Marketing added two new healthcare organizations to its client roster: Cumberland Healthcare and Hillsboro Area Hospital. Legato will provide marketing planning and consulting, branding services, creative development and public relations support.

Rooster Dreams, a growing visual arts studio providing hands-on learning art workshops, is expanding its studio space and curriculum offerings with a 1,500-square-foot location in historic downtown Neenah.

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. led the design and construction of the $4 million Lake Park Sportzone in the village of Harrison. The 32,000-square-foot facility includes three full-sized basketball courts and six volleyball courts, a café and concession area, rental spaces and offices.

The Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, Green Bay, welcomed il Mercato Italiano to the business incubation program. il Mercato Italiano (The Italian Market) is an online retailer of imported Italian foods.

H.J. Martin & Son, Inc. made its first-ever appearance in US Glass magazine’s annual Top 50 ranking of the nation’s top contract glaziers, published in March, showing up at No. 32.

ACUITY, Sheboygan, was named a top employer in the 2015 Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For,” ranking third in the company’s first year of eligibility for the large-company list.

U.S. GAIN, a division of U.S. Venture, and Midwest Cargo Systems, Inc., are partnering on a new GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas station in Hodgkins, Ill. Construction began in mid-March.

U.S. Oil, the petroleum and renewable energy distribution division of U.S. Venture, Inc. acquired a Milwaukee area oil terminal from Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Findlay, Ohio. The terminal will add 530,000 barrels of capacity to the U.S. Oil network and expand its distribution network to 20 terminals.

The Door County Community Foundation awarded Washington Island Community Health Program, Inc. a Sustainability Grant from the Health & Human Needs Fund to support programs providing coordination of medical services and quality of life issues for Washington Island residents.

Agristeel announced it will move to an Oshkosh location that will enable the company to consolidate its operations. The company will occupy 55,000 square feet of a 114,000-square-foot building while actively marketing the remaining space.

The Appleton West Rotary Foundation announced its community grants for 2015: $10,000, annual High School Scholarship Program; $2,000, Fox Valley Veterans Council; $1,500, Fox Valley Warming Shelter; $1,500, Rebuilding Together; $1,000, CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates; $1,000, Fox Valley Youth Symphony – Artistic Adventures; $1,000, Harbor House; $1,000, LEAVEN; $1,000, NAMI Fox Valley; $1,000, The Outagamie County Historical Society; $561, HOPE Cancer Connection of the Fox Valley; $500, Boys and Girls Club of The Fox Valley; and $500, Wisconsin Bookworm Program.

Lakeview, Best Advantage and CitizensFirst Credit Union relocated from 410 North Lake St. to 640 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah.

Theda Clark Medical Center Foundation donated $2 million to the ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center, under construction, which will serve as the home base for the ThedaCare Premier Cancer Care program. The campaign raised $5.1 million, including the Theda Clark Foundation contribution, $2 million from the Appleton Medical Center Foundation and an anonymous gift of $1 million. The campaign launched in November 2014 and plans to reach its goal of $7 million by year end.

BMO Harris Bank granted $4,000 to CAP Services’ Skills Enhancement Program to support CAP programs assisting working, low-income individuals in Portage, Waupaca, Waushara and Outagamie counties obtain the skills needed to compete for living wage jobs.

The board of directors for Valley Home Builders Association approved the following companies for membership: Appleton Habitat ReStore, Jeff’s Water Conditioning and Perfection One Painting.

Bank of Luxemburg will close two of its nine bank locations this summer. The Forestville branch, 216 W. Main St., Forestville, and the Algoma Denny’s branch, 514 5th St., Algoma, will close at 5 p.m. on June 12.

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation committed $75,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Green Bay campus to support technology needs at the new medical school site.

Prevea Health announced Sheboygan Surgical Associates joined its provider team as Prevea General and Vascular Surgery. The practice remains in the Medical Arts Building and surgeries will be performed at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Sheboygan Surgery Center or at the Medical Arts Building.  Additionally, Prevea is piloting a video medicine service in Northeast Wisconsin called My Video Visit, which enables patients to meet with a care professional through real-time, video chat. The service will be offered through MyPrevea.

As part of a comprehensive rebranding initiative, CitizensFirst Credit Union, Oshkosh, adopted the name Verve, a Credit Union.

Stellar Blue launched five new websites for clients: H.O. Wolding,; Trident Automation,; ERC Inc.,; The Pool Team,; and Great Northern InStore, The website designed for Fox Communities Credit Union was awarded Best in Show, website category, from the Credit Union National Association Diamond Awards.

Local investors headed by Tom Lisle, Jay Tomcheck and Steve Krueger formed DLM Holdings, LLC to purchase the operating assets of DeLeers Architectural Millwork, Inc., Bellevue. Business development will be directed by Executive Vice President of Sales and Development Phil DeLeers. The new company will maintain the existing workforce, core values, product offerings and services.

Services Plus, Inc. announced current Vice President/General Manager Tad Campana has been appointed as the new acting president. President/Owner Mike Schumacher relinquished his position at the company’s February board of directors meeting. Campana’s appointment is part of an executive succession plan that was formed three years ago.  Schumacher remains chairman of the board.

H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity investment firm, announced its affiliate completed the recapitalization of Fox River Fiber, De Pere. Fox River will be combined with Rolland Enterprises Inc., a market leader in the production of recycled fine papers and security papers.