Business on the move – September 2014

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
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The Medical College of Wisconsin received more than $5 million from the Wisconsin Building Commission to develop two new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. The funds, approved in the 2013 state budget, are being released to support the development of both campuses.

The National Cancer Institute awarded a $12.5 million grant to Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Gundersen Medical Foundation and St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center in Green Bay to expand clinical cancer research during the next five years. St. Vincent Hospital also was awarded Advanced Primary Stroke Certification by The Joint Commission.

1st National Bank of Berlin, Omro and Waunakee announced a non-binding letter of intent to pursue the purchase of Farmers Exchange Bank. The transaction is currently in the discovery phase and the parties are negotiating the terms of an agreement.

The Cottages Investment Group, LLC of Shawano broke ground on its third development project, The Cottages at MeadowLands Memory Care. Wade T. Micoley, owner of W.M. Enterprises, Inc., has approved the development of Oconto Falls’ first assisted living facility with a focus on memory care.

For the 2013-14 fiscal year, Lawrence University raised an institutional record $3.7 million for the Lawrence Fund, breaking the previous mark of $3,647,259 set in 2008-09. The Lawrence Fund, the college’s annual giving program, provides close to 10 percent of the annual operating budget and helps bridge the gap between tuition and operating costs.

Touchmark of Appleton opened The Meadows on West Prospect, a $7.2 million one-story building that offers support for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related dementia as well as those needing CBRF-Level assisted living care. In addition to the new building, Touchmark also completed an extensive $2.6 million renovation of its main building, the Grande.

HD Supply Waterworks of De Pere was awarded the following New North area contracts: Black Creek Sludge Handling with JF Ahern; Oneida West Side Landfill with Riverview Construction; De Pere U.S. Highway 41 Department of Transportation #35 with Vinton Construction; and City of Oconto Howard Lane Roadway Extension with Peters Concrete. For the month of June: Ledgeview Belle Isle Meadows with Jossart Brothers; Green Bay Moraine Terrace Lift Station with DeGroot; Two Rivers 21st Street water main with Direction Drilling Services; and Kiel Seventh Street Storm Interceptor with PTS Contractors.

Jet Air – Signature Select is the newest factory-authorized Enstrom Helicopter Service Center. The designation means that Enstrom owners can have maintenance and repairs completed at Jet Air’s Austin Straubel International Airport facility in Green Bay.

The Port of Green Bay moved ahead of last year’s pace for tonnage. Including July’s 346,000 tons, year-to-date tonnage is just over 1 million, five percent ahead of last year.

Menasha Packaging’s Yukon Plant in Ruffs Dale, Pa., was certified by the British Retail Consortium Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials. Additionally, the International Organization for Standardization recommended unconditional approval for continued registration for the Yukon Plant.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin-Fox Cities/Oshkosh has changed its name. The new name, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s Winnebago Region District, represents increased outreach of JA business and economic education programs in kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms in and around Fond du Lac, Lomira and Ripon area schools.

Cadence Inc., a leading contract manufacturer and maker of components and sub-assemblies for medical device and life sciences companies worldwide, acquired three operating business units of Plainfield Precision Holdings, including Plainfield Precision of Sturgeon Bay.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce was recognized with the Rising Star Chamber Award at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 2014 National Business & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas.

Integrity Insurance of Appleton has selected Risk Control Technologies Inc. of Toronto to streamline loss control processes within the organization.

Koehne Chevrolet Buick GMC has chosen Bayland Buildings of Green Bay as the general contractor for its Marinette location.

John Pagel, owner of Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy of Kewaunee, has signed an agreement to open “The Cannery Public Market,” an artisan food and beverage business highlighting locally sourced products sold by local vendors, based in the Broadway district of Green Bay.

Holy Family Memorial of Manitowoc was named one of health care’s Most Wired hospitals, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine. Winning hospitals are selected based on progress in adoption, implementation and use of information technology in four areas: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety and clinical integration.

Prevea Therapy Institute has expanded its services at the Prevea East De Pere Health Center. The community now has more access to physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.

MECA & Technology Machine Inc. of Green Bay introduced a new carbon fiber anilox printing sleeve that is believed to be the largest in the world.

For the sixth year, Humana tops the 30 largest private employers in Brown County based on full-time equivalents, employing 3,167 employees.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay will present its 2014-15 Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program beginning in September and concluding in June 2015.

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded sustainability grants to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin to support Youth Mentoring programs in Door County; and the NWTC Educational Foundation to support the Starting Over project in Door County.

Keller Inc., Planners Architects Builders of Kaukauna will design and build an 8,000-square-foot addition for Bullseye Industries under the direction of Keller Project Manager Dave Uttech, and architect Rob Lindstrom. Keller will also build a 3,984-square-foot office for Unison Credit Union under the direction of Keller Project Manager John Elrick and architect Steve Klessig.

The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association awarded Sheboygan-based Acuity’s project a Best of Show Award in the Annual Reports-Private category. Acuity has also been named to the 2014 Ward’s 50 based on the insurer’s overall performance, putting Acuity in the top 2 percent of insurers nationwide. This is Acuity’s 15th consecutive year on the Ward’s 50.