March 2016-Business on the Move

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 :: People and Business on the Move
Andrew Schaick
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Marco purchased Data Comm, Inc., Missouri, and Nexus Office Systems, Inc., Illinois. The purchase allows the company to expand its geographic footprint and provide technical services from six locations.

ThedaCare opened a deli inside Encircle Health in Appleton. The 18-seat deli and café operates in a space recently vacated by Copper Rock Coffee Company.

ThedaCare will invest $3 million in Mequon-based Smart Choice MRI, the first MRI provider in the country to offer every MRI for an all-inclusive fee of $600 or less.

Keller, Inc., Planners Architects and Builders will design a 4,060-square-foot liquid fertilizer mix/load building for the Delong Company. Keller is also building a 49,500-square-foot office, manufacturing and distribution building addition for SilverCote in Marshfield. Keller was designated to build a 3,800-square-foot sanctuary addition for Calvary Chapel of Waupaca.

American FlexPack, a contract packaging manufacturer in Green Bay, is expanding its facilities for manufacturing operations to approximately 124,000 square feet. Immel Construction will build a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing space and a 3,300-square-foot employee wellness space.

Investors Community Bank moved its Stevens Point operations to a new banking center at 5514 Vern Holmes Drive. The 13,184-square-foot facility replaces the bank’s current office on Church Street and will continue to provide the same comprehensive financial services.

Wolter Group acquired Ellis Systems, a distributor of high density storage and shelving solutions, of Lake Forest, Ill. Ellis Systems will operate as a member of the automated material handling and storage sector of Wolter Group.

Hamann Construction Co. completed a 31,300-square-foot factory/warehouse addition for Kaysun Corp., located in Manitowoc’s I-43 Industrial Park. The project merges two pre-existing buildings and extends a bridge crane while maintaining access through the connecting link.

The Miracle League of the Chippewa Valley became a program of Goodwill NCW, marking Goodwill’s 29th program in its 35-county region. Miracle League gives children ages 4-19 with cognitive and/or physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball in an organized, noncompetitive league.

A.C.E. Building Service completed an expansion project for KNM, of Manitowoc. The new 6,000-square-foot building adds to its existing 6,000-square-foot facility and creates greater capacity.

Eleven companies and educational institutions from the New North region were recognized as “Green Masters” by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council: Appleton Coated, Combined Locks; Appvion, Appleton; Green Bay Packaging, Green Bay; KI (Krueger International), Green Bay; Menasha Corp., Neenah; Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac; Milk Source, Freedom; Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay; Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh; Secura Insurance, Appleton and ThedaCare, Appleton. Each scored in the top 20 percent of all companies applying for the program.

Open Road Harley-Davidson of Fond du Lac was recognized as a Top 100 Powersports Retailer in North America based on overall performance, including customer service, marketing, promotions, events, merchandising and community outreach.

Ridgestone Bank received the 2015 Wisconsin SBA Volume Lender Award for the highest volume of loans approved in fiscal year 2015 by the Wisconsin District Office of the SBA. The bank approved 103 loans to small businesses in Wisconsin in 2015 that totaled nearly $96 million.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center received recognition from the Wisconsin Department of Health Service’s Coverdell Stroke Program for advancements toward stroke education and care improvement. Aurora BayCare Medical Center has been collecting and monitoring stroke performance data and will now be taking the next steps toward improving quality stroke care.

Associated Bank was recognized for the seventh consecutive year as the No. 1 mortgage lender in Wisconsin through the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. In 2014, Associated Bank closed 6,945 loans for a total of $1.28 billion.

Princeton Review named Lawrence University one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking an exceptional education with great career preparation and at an affordable price. Schools were selected based on return on investment ratings the Princeton Review tallied for 650 schools last year.

Packerland Home Improvement received two awards at Renewal by Andersen’s annual awards summit held in Orlando, Fla. The Kaukauna-based affiliate received the 2015 City and Rural Retailer Award of the Year and the Homeowner Satisfaction Award.

Breakthrough Fuel donated more than 3,500 food and hygiene related products for the First United Methodist Good Will Place pantry in downtown Green Bay. Employees were divided into six teams and were given $1,000 to purchase food and other items. Each team was only given 2.5 hours to shop.

Kondex held its Career Exploration Days for Kewaskum Middle School students, attracting more than 150 eighth grade students and instructors for a tour of the Lomira facility and information about various department operations.

The PRSA Northeast Wisconsin chapter announced its 2016 Board of Directors: Tom Schoffleman, Brand Directions, president; Angela Brumm, Ministry Health Care, president elect; Nicole Onesti, Paper Converting Machine Company, immediate past president; Jenny Haas, Insight Creative, secretary; and Kim Bresser, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc., Jim Streed, J Streed Communications and Scott Stein, Leonard & Finco Public Relations, directors at large.

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Foundation received a $35,123 donation from the Beaux Mettler Foundation, a nonprofit supporting educational needs for children in the hospital through technology. The donation will be used to purchase video goggles that make it more comfortable for children to receive MRI scans.

The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, The Mike Shannon Automotive Foundation and Mazda North American Operations partnered to raise awareness and funds supporting Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s unrestricted fund. Donations will help support an expansion project at the Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Home of Hope.

Sartori Company of Plymouth donated $33,000 to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin by donating $1,000 for every successful field goal made by the Packers during the 2015 season. Its five-year total is $175,000.

The Community Blood Center launched its #Path4Platelets initiative to collect lifesaving platelets for severe trauma victims, chemotherapy patients, organ transplant patients and other people with medical needs. The Community Blood Center serves 18 hospitals and medical centers in the Fox Valley and northern Wisconsin.

Investors Community Bank opened a loan production office in Sheboygan at 2108 Kohler Memorial Drive, Suite 210. Investors Community Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of County Bancorp Inc. and offers financial solutions to Wisconsin’s closely-held businesses and the agricultural sector.

First Business Capital Corp. provided more than $31 million in asset-based credit financing to six new clients in the fourth quarter of 2015: $8 million to a distributor of building materials to support growth initiatives; $2.2 million to a supplier of printing services to effect a turnaround plan; $8 million to a designer of men’s apparel to finance growth and ownership changes; $2.6 million to finance the repurchase of a metalworking business by its founder from a private equity group; $8.5 million to a metal stamper to finance the successful conclusion of its turnaround and to finance 2016 growth initiatives; and $2 million to a distributer of after-market parts for the heavy truck industry.

OMNNI Associates was recognized for its role in providing construction administration for the Wisconsin Highway 96, Fox River Bridge replacement project in Wrightstown. The project received the “Outstanding Highway Construction Award” in the structure category.

Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recognized with two awards celebrating the generosity of its employees at the United Way Fox Cities 2015 Campaign Celebration. Miron received the Employee Campaign Manager/Team of the Year award in the medium organization category for its 31 percent growth in overall giving, including a 30 percent increase in participation. The increase earned the company the Kimberly-Clark Corporate Challenge Giving award, which is presented to the company with the greatest increase in employee giving.

Stellar Blue Technologies launched three custom websites for companies in January. The websites include Griffin Builders Inc., Winnebago CountyWide Crime Stoppers and the Wisconsin Media Check Foundation.

North Shore Medical Clinic-Southern Door Community opened in February. This clinic will serve patients Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Thrivent Mutual Funds was named as the No. 3 fund family in Barron’s annual ranking of mutual fund families, based on one-year performance for 2015.

First National Bank-Fox Valley’s Board of Directors elected Dustin McClone to replace Tim Bergstrom as the new vice chairman of the board and has added Fritz Merizon as a director.

Navitus Health Solutions began construction of a second building at its Appleton campus three years ahead of schedule. The new 120,000- square-foot four-story expansion will be 70 percent larger than the existing building and construction is expected to be complete by fall 2016.

Govani Dental, LLC of Oshkosh purchased Dr. Richard Tulip’s practice. Govani Dental recently expanded its north side office more than 1,000 square feet.

The St. Elizabeth Hospital Cardiac Surgery Program earned the highest quality designation from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for aortic valve replacement surgery. Since 2012, St. Elizabeth Hospital has been placed in the highest quality tier for aortic valve replacement by earning a three-star rating from STS.

Heid Music of Appleton was named “Outstanding Dealer of the Year” by Yamaha Corporation of America, the world’s largest music instrument manufacturer. Heid was among six piano retailers selected throughout the United States and was recognized for its sales and marketing success with Yamaha pianos and keyboards in a small market.

The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program board of directors selected the participants for its sixth session. The seven partnerships created for this session of the program: Allcox & Associates will mentor American Pride Industrial Equipment and Services; BE’s Coffee and Vending Services will mentor Big Daddy’s Specialty Products; Elevate 97 will mentor Innovative Cost Solutions Inc.; Mark Manske will mentor Accent Custom Components (Perfect Peel) PDJ Cutting and Fabricating; Navigator Planning Group will mentor Gibralter Industries; Packer Fastener will mentor D1 Green Bay; and Tweet/Garot Mechanical will mentor Vibracon Plus.

Bank of Luxemburg will build a new branch in Kewaunee. The new branch will bring community-focused service closer to Kewaunee residents.

Consultants Laboratory of Wisconsin, LLC of Fond du Lac achieved a two-year accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists.