Businesses on the move

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 :: Business on the move
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Business development 

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists opened a 60,000-square-foot orthopedic, sports medicine, rheumatology clinic and surgery center at 1205 W. American Drive, Fox Crossing.

ThedaCare, Neuroscience Group and Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin broke ground on the new Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Center on the Encircle Health campus in Appleton. The $144 million center is slated to open in the summer of 2022 and will be the region’s only comprehensive health center specializing in orthopedic, spine and pain care.

The board of directors of Unison Credit Union decided to withdraw the application for a proposed merger with Shipbuilders Credit Union. The decision stemmed from regulatory difficulties and concern over the COVID-19 pandemic.

AmeriLux International acquired Shape Products of Menomonie.

The H.S. Group acquired Career Momentum Inc. of Madison and Milwaukee.

TitletownTech announced two new investments: StormSensor, a climate technology startup leveraging sensors, data and software to prevent stormwater pollution, sewage overflow and flooding; and Boost Technology Inc., an early-stage technology company that brings machine learning and data analytics to college sports.

U.S. Gain completed installation of gas production equipment at Dallmann East River, which will be used to produce clean RNG for the transportation industry.

American Airlines will introduce service from Appleton International Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport beginning Nov. 5.

DR Power Equipment, a division of Generac Holdings Inc., acquired the assets of Mean Green Products, LLC, a battery-powered, commercial-grade turf care manufacturer headquartered in Ross, Ohio.

The Lake Companies received a U.S. patent for technology that monitors and controls complex manufacturing environments, using beacon technology proximity-based reporting and control software.

Imaginasium launched a new digital lead generation service.

Business comings and goings 

Law firm von Briesen & Roper, s.c. announced the opening of its new 16,000-square-foot Fox Valley office space located at 55 Jewelers Park Drive, Suite 400, in Neenah.

The Green Bay office of Hawkins Ash CPAs moved to Green Bay’s downtown Rail Yard Innovation District.

Rogers Behavioral Health will open a Sheboygan clinic and supportive living location in early 2021.

Prevea Health is now offering eye care and its Ideal Weigh weight loss services in Sheboygan at the Prevea Sheboygan Medical Office Building located at 3113 Saemann Ave.

BayCare Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat, Hearing Center BayCare Clinic and Aurora BayCare Urological Surgeons opened new locations on the Aurora BayCare Medical Center campus in Green Bay.

Restaurant Crown & Common opened in Green Bay.

Appleton Axe plans to open in downtown Appleton in mid-October.

Jersey Mike’s Subs will open a location this winter at Deer Trace Shopping Center in Kohler.

Construction

Work has begun on the multi-use trail crossing that will join the trail networks of the Village of Little Chute and the City of Kaukauna. The 1,100-foot David and Rita Nelson Family Heritage Crossing will carry bikers, runners and walkers across the Fox River between Heesakker Park in Little Chute and a new trail on an abandoned railroad bed on the Kaukauna side.

Green Street Development has purchased the 17.5-acre site containing the Van Der Vaart Concrete Company building in Sheboygan to redevelop into The Oscar, a high-density, mixed-use development. The site will include 240 apartments, a Kwik Trip and a 1.5-acre lot that is a redevelopment opportunity yet to be identified.

Construction began on a new Cobblestone Hotel in Little Chute.

Keller Inc. is completing projects for the following organizations: Custom Offsets, Wrightstown; Big Ring Storage, Appleton; Casey’s General Store, Menasha; D.G. Storage, Little Chute; Kaukauna Water Utility, Kaukauna; B&N Basement Repairs, Fremont; Intercity Bank, Schofield; Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau; North Central Utility, Augusta; and LKQ Corp., Chambersburg, Penn.

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction broke ground on construction of a Prospera Credit Union branch in Grand Chute.

Smet Construction Services completed projects for the following organizations: Superior Resource Group, Green Bay; BLC Community Bank, Little Chute; Nielson Communications, Ashwaubenon; and Woodland Church, Ashwaubenon.

JSD Professional Services is teaming with RMA Architects and the owner of 2750 Vinland St. in Oshkosh for a multiphase project focused on revitalizing 13 existing buildings, most of which were vacant and in need of updating. The project recently completed the remodel of the Parker Hannifin Service Center and construction of a parking lot and overall stormwater management for the development.

The owners of the former Sheboygan Press building are looking at the possibility of turning the site into a 30-unit urban loft-style apartment complex.

The City of Sheboygan approved the sale of 8.5 acres in the Sheboygan Business Center to Torginol Inc. for an expansion of its manufacturing facility on Tower Drive.

Quasius Construction broke ground on a 13,407-square-foot addition for InkWorks Printing LLC.

Education

UW-Green Bay reported enrollment increases at three of its four campuses to begin the 2020-21 academic year: Green Bay campus, 3.3 percent; Manitowoc campus, 23.6 percent; and Sheboygan campus, 31 percent. The school also announced students who apply to UW-Green Bay by Oct. 31 for any 2021 term (January, Spring, Summer or Fall 2021) will have their application fee covered by private funds. The university also established an alumni board of graduates who have gone out into the world and made an impact as citizens, parents and career-minded professionals.

Marian University and Moraine Park Technical College each were awarded five-year Student Support Services program grants totaling more than $1.3 million through the U.S. Department of Education.

In light of ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Lawrence University buildings will remain closed to the public for the duration of the fall term, which runs through Nov. 24.

The State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved a total of approximately $65 million in key projects across the state. Projects in the New North include: construction of exterior envelope repairs at Mary Ann Cofrin Hall/Wood Hall at UW-Green Bay as part of the Minor Facilities Renewal Program, and release of building trust funds – planning for design of the UW-Oshkosh Clow Hall renovation phase II project.

Lakeshore Technical College debuted a new culinary facility and expanded capacity at its child care center. The college also became the 20th court reporting and captioning program in the nation to join Project Steno in its efforts to raise awareness of the profession. LTC will work with Kiel High School students who have an opportunity to jumpstart their careers through an accelerated path to a welding certification as part of a private-public partnership with Amerequip. The school received 13 new welding bays and equipment to the school, all donated by Miller Electric.

Awards/recognitions/milestones

Smoky Lake Maple Products, Hilbert, received the Wisconsin SBA Small Business Exporter of the Year Award; Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. Northeast Office, Appleton, received the Wisconsin SBA Women’s Business Center of the Year Award; and Quantum PC Services in Sturgeon Bay received the first-ever Wisconsin Rural Small Business of the Year Award.

Algoma was one of 10 U.S. cities to win the National Civic League’s “All-American City” award. The award recognizes communities that engage in practices that bring community members together to help solve the country’s most pressing and complex issues.

Faith Technologies earned the first place 2020 Safety Excellence Award from the National Association of Women in Construction in the subcontractor category and ranked No. 10 on Electrical Construction & Maintenance magazine’s annual Top 50 Electrical Contractors list. Faith also debuted its new video series focused on safety, “Charged,” which highlights the importance of safety in the construction industry and the ways Faith Technologies makes safety a top priority.

J.F. Ahern was chosen as the ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of the Year.

Sheboygan was named to the No. 10 spot on Global Trade’s list of Top 20 U.S. Cities for Manufacturers.

Match Grade Medical in Neenah was one of 10 companies across the state selected as a finalist for the 2020 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. The winner will be announced Oct. 13.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine received the Excellence in Safety and Improvement in Safety awards from the Shipbuilders Council of America.

Nine businesses from the New North made the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Statewide, 54 companies made the list. Businesses making the list from the New North include: Corlife, De Pere, 277; Headway, Green Bay, 918; Gear Up 2 Go, Appleton, 1,965; Carnivore Meat Co., Green Bay, 2,241; Enthusiast Enterprises Inc., Appleton, 2,420; Landro Fox Cities Realty, Kimberly, 3,161; Tundraland Home Improvements, Kaukauna, 4,055; Security Luebke Roofing, Appleton, 4,298; and Black-Haak Heating, Greenville, 4,613.

New North credit unions were among those named to DepositAccounts.com’s list of 2020 Top 200 Healthiest Banks and Credit Unions in America list: Community First Credit Union, No. 117; Verve, a Credit Union, No. 159; and Winnebago Community Credit Union, No. 181.

Charitable giving and grants

Gov. Tony Evers announced COVID-19 relief programs: $30 million of federal CARES Act dollars toward supporting early childhood care and education providers; $5 million for a COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program aimed at assisting Wisconsin cultural organizations; and the launch of the Tourism Relief to Accelerate Vitality and Economic Lift (TRAVEL) stimulus $8 million grant program to support the tourism industry.

The Door County Economic Development Corp. received a $550,000 grant through the national CARES Act Recovery Assistance program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Wisconsin.