Business on the move – November 2017

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 :: Business on the move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Alta Resources purchased the vacant former Bank Mutual building in downtown Neenah.

Oshkosh Defense announced the U.S. Army extended its contract with the company, at an estimated value of $466 million. The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command also placed an orderfor 1,065 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles at a value of $260.1 million.

Nature’s Way announced plans for a new $27 million, 70,000-square-foot plant in Green Bay.

SRC Technologies will relocate from its current De Pere location to Holmgren Way in Green Bay.

Verve, a Credit Union moved to its newly constructed branch on West Murdock Avenue in Oshkosh.

Hortonville-based Wolf River Community Bank will open its
fourth branch location in Shiocton in November.

The Riverwalk Hotel Downtown Neenah completed renovations.

Imperial Supplies announced plans to move its Ashwaubenon
office and De Pere call center to downtown Green Bay.

Schenck SC announced a new entity concept that entails a new ownership structure and name change. The newly formed entity is called Taureau Group and is structured as an independently owned corporation owned by Schenck SC, Ann Hanna and
Corey Vanderpoel.

Courtyard by Marriott, a hotel in the RiverHeath development, opened in Appleton. It’s the city’s first riverfront hotel.

Prevea Manitowoc Health Center opened in Manitowoc. Prevea Heart & Vascular Care and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay are the first in Northeast Wisconsin to use the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (the world’s smallest pacemaker).

A.C.E. Building Service Inc. acquired Corner Point, a surveying, and land development services firm.

Phoenix Behavioral Health Services LLC moved from its Manitowoc location to a larger space in Two Rivers.

Pioneer Metal Finishing in Oshkosh announced plans to close in November, impacting 52 employees. The Fox Valley Workforce Development board launched a rapid response effort to assist.

Executive Office Suites Riverside, a professional office leasing firm, moved and has business suites available at its new location on Riverside Drive in Green Bay.

Road America released its 2018 season schedule. The four-mile, 14-turn road course will host nine racing weekends throughout the 2018 season, with a number of weekends encompassing several series.

Barbecue restaurant Famous Dave’s will open on Packerland Drive in Green Bay in December.

Festival Foods opened stores in Baraboo and Portage. The company also announced plans to purchase three Gordy’s Market locations — two in Eau Claire and one in Tomah.

Fox Cities companies CC&N and BAYCOM established a joint regional office in Madison.

Quality Assembly and Logistics received new certifications and qualifications: ISO 13485-2016, Medical Device Directive, and Canadian Medical Device Conformity Assessment System,
Food and Drug Administration 21CFR 820–Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, and Finished Medical Device Contract Manufacturer.

R.A. Smith announced its rebranding as raSmith and a launch of a new website.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center became the first hospital in Wisconsin certified to use SpaceOAR, a new technology that helps combat negative side effects associated with treating prostate cancer. Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic is the first orthopedic group in Wisconsin to offer iovera, a treatment that uses intense cold to reduce or eliminate pain in knee replacement surgery patients.

The Manitowoc Company Inc. announced plans to undertake a reverse stock split of Manitowoc’s common stock at a ratio of 1-for-4 and a reduction in the number of authorized shares of its common stock from 300 million shares to 75 million shares.

At its annual conference in September, the Wisconsin Development Authority announced new capital funds to help small businesses expand. The newly created WHEDA/LRC Wisconsin Business Opportunity Fund totals $5 million and will finance equipment purchases and other types of hard assets for small businesses through the federal New Markets Tax Credits program.

Dental Health Products Inc. has partnered with SheerVision Inc. for dental loupes.

Jagemann Stamping Co. added a Kitamura machining center, allowing Jagemann to perform more value-added services in-house.

Wisco Dental Insurance launched an updated website.

The USDA Risk Management Agency announced that dairy producers can now opt out of the Margin Protection Program for
Dairy for the 2018 coverage year, according to Investors Insurance Services, a division of Investors Community Bank.

Green Bay nonprofit organization Foundations, together with founding sponsor Green Bay Packaging Inc. and the George Kress Foundation, presented its 2017 Ethics in Business Awards. ERC: Counselors and Consultants, received the business award, and Encompass Early Education and Care received the nonprofit award. Finalists for the business award included Dynamic Designs, GB Real Estate Investments and Laura Mossakowski. Ecumenical Partnership for Housing was a finalist for the nonprofit award.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. announced projects: the new University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh intramural sports complex; the future home of a new corporate office for Choice Bank in Oshkosh, in partnership with Excel Engineering; completion of a remodel of the interior of the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office in Appleton, in partnership with Martenson & Eisele Inc.; and completion of a new municipal services building for the Village of Little Chute. Miron received accolades: two 2017 BUILD Wisconsin Awards from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin for its Menasha Corp. corporate office project, and ranking in the “Top 100 Green Building Contractors” in the nation from Engineering News Record for leading the construction of third-party certified sustainable buildings in the United States. The company also held a video contest, “Be Green in ’17,” to promote environmental education.

Keller, Planners, Architects, Builders broke ground on an office remodel for North Central Utility in Waukesha.

Mavid Construction Services received a BUILD Wisconsin award in the Specialty Contractor-Finishes category from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin for its Green Valley Elder Village project in Oneida.

Fleet Feet Sports introduced a new 3D scanning technology that scans a person’s feet and provides specific measurements.

The Port of Green Bay reported shipping totals for September topped 320,000 tons, an increase of 19 percent over September 2016.

Sargento Balanced Breaks Snacks were named a Breakthrough Innovation winner for 2017 by Nielsen.

J.F. Ahern Co. received a BUILD Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin in the specialty contractor category for mechanical work performed on the Arrowhead Research Facility in Madison.

The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin awarded H.J. Martin and Son two 2017 BUILD Wisconsin awards, each in the Specialty Contractor-Finishes category for its Festival Foods corporate office building and Grande Cheese headquarters projects. H.J. Martin and Son also received the 2017 Gold Starnet Environmental Achievement Award from the Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership.

GLC Minerals was recognized at the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s 135th Annual Dinner as one of the founding members of the chamber.

Faith Technologies received the 2017 Constructech Vision Award and ranked No. 11 on Electrical Construction & Maintenance magazine’s annual Top 50 Electrical Contractors list.

Menasha Corp. received 12 Design of the Times awards from the Path to Purchase Institute.

Great Place to Work and Fortune named 4imprint among the 2017 Best Workplaces for Women.

Packerland Home Improvement earned a spot in Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Big 50 list.

ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano won a 2017 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The organization also is the first in the state to offer its patients DigniCap, a scalp cooling process that helps prevent hair loss in cancer patients. Around 5,700 high school students attended ThedaCare’s P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk -Related Trauma in Youth) event at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.

The St. Norbert College Society for Human Resource Management student chapter earned the Superior Merit Award.

Marco received the 2017 Triple Crown Award from CRN, a brand of The Channel Company.

Oshkosh skilled nursing care facility Bethel Home received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its excellent quality of care.

Kohler Co. earned its fifth consecutive Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. The company’s Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates were recognized at the 2017 Global Spirit Awards, with its chocolate mint brandy receiving the gold medal distinction and its dark chocolate brandy receiving bronze.

Au Naturale Cosmetics was nominated for Indie Beauty Expo awards in the categories of best lip color, best overall color cosmetic, and best packaging.

Employment Resource Group celebrated its 15th anniversary.

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and its donors have granted $100 million to improve lives in the communities. This milestone was achieved as part of the recent Funds for Greater Green Bay grant cycle, a grants program of the foundation.

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation raised $600,000 with its Hurricane Harvey relief fund, Green Bay Backs Houston.

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve received two major gifts to its capital campaign: $250,000 from Menasha Corp. and $100,000 from the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Charity Open raised more than $380,000 to support direct hospice patient care and an additional $470,000 to help offset expenses related to Hospice Home of Hope expansion.

Bellin College hosted its annual Scholarship Salute event
and awarded more than $476,000 in scholarship funds.

The Northern Sky Theater Constellation Campaign announced an anonymous match, totaling $100,000, as an incentive for 20 donors to give a gift of $5,000 or more. The campaign to raise funds for the new creative campus in Fish Creek has realized 80 percent of its goal.

Kimberly-Clark Corp. donated $50,000 to the Dollars for Diapers campaign.

UnitedOne Credit Union presented a $4,500 check to
The Chamber of Manitowoc County’s Jr. Leadership Manitowoc County program.

The YWCA Greater Green Bay announced expanded hours for its Madison Street Boutique.

Team One from Leadership Green Bay class of 2017 completed construction of a labyrinth and healing garden to help adolescents suffering from substance abuse at Libertas Treatment Facility in Green Bay.

The Women’s Giving Circle of Marinette & Menominee Counties provided more than $9,700 in grant funding to 11 organizations.

Acuity Insurance received the 2017 IVANS Leadership Award. Presented at IVANS Connect, the award honors Acuity for excellence in increasing connectivity and automating data exchange across the independent insurance agency channel. It also was named 2017 Company of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico.

Matthews Tire donated $4,960 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Ascension Mercy Hospital, SSM Franciscan Courts and the Project SEARCH team were awarded the Wisconsin Governor’s Exemplary Employer Award.