On the Move – April

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 :: People and Business on the Move
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ImproMed Inc., a veterinary software firm in Oshkosh, was purchased by Butler Schein Animal Health, the largest companion animal health distributor in the United States and the domestic veterinary business of Henry Schein Inc. of Melville, N.Y. ImproMed employs 100.

Two local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works programs will receive more than $6 million in federal funds. The fiscal 2012 budget includes $3.4 million to improve navigation in the Green Bay Harbor and $2.9 million for a flood risk management project along the Fox River.

Total Relocations Services, a Mayflower Van Lines agent in Green Bay, received a 2010 Performance Excellence Award.

Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College is offering two new programs to help train skilled shipbuilding employees for the region’s growing marine industry. The marine technology associate degree program and the marine construction technical diploma program will be offered at the Green Bay and Marinette campuses.

Appleton’s J.D. Byrider franchise received a President’s Award based on its store earnings, portfolio quality and customer service rankings.

Seusy Law Office has opened in the Advance Business Center in Green Bay. Attorney Jane Seusy founded the law firm to serve Northeast Wisconsin’s small- to medium-sized businesses and individual entrepreneurs.

The Fond du Lac-based accounting firm of Timler & Associates, S.C., joined forces with Erickson & Associates, a certified public accounting and financial consulting firm headquartered in Appleton.
Midwest Dental moved into a 3,200-square-foot office next to First National Bank on E. Calumet Street in Appleton.

Kundinger Fluid Power, experts in fluid power, motion control and automation technology, opened a third parts and service center location at 4253 S. Taylor Drive, Sheboygan.

Red Arrow Products, a Manitowoc manufacturer and supplier of flavors and browning agents for the meat and food industry, is building a 2,189-foot expansion, which includes manufacturing and engineering offices, file storage and an additional conference room.

Jagemann Stamping Co. of Manitowoc and Morton Pharmacy of Neenah joined the Wisconsin Family Business Forum. Sustainable Continuous Improvement LLC joined the forum as a sponsor.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Co., which includes the TaylorMade, adidas Golf and Ashworth brands, is partnering with FulfillNet Inc. of Green Bay for its direct marketing services.

ADAPT Lifestyle LLC of Sheboygan launched a website with recipes for those afflicted with Crohn’s Disease at www.adaptcookbook.com.

Bill and Tracy Kizewski of Appleton opened Truck ‘N Junk, a professional, full-service junk removal company. Items picked up are donated, recycled or reused, keeping most of the property out of the landfill.

AxleTech International of Oshkosh received the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ 100th voluntary party Certificate of Completion for cleanup work conducted at its Oshkosh manufacturing facility.

Express Convenience Centers sold two retail outlets to Kwik Trip Inc. The Appleton stores are located at 4735 Converters Drive and 2175 S. Memorial Drive. Company leaders say the sale is part of a bigger strategy to grow opportunities for franchising the Express Convenience Center brand. The retailer recently announced a new franchisee in Green Bay and is currently negotiating with additional franchisees across the state.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans made voluntary contributions to four Fox Cities taxing entities totaling $790,084 in gratitude for the strong relationship shared with the community in 2010.This is in addition to the $532,643 in property taxes paid on various properties in the Fox Cities owned by Thrivent Financial and its subsidiaries. Under Wisconsin law, fraternal benefit societies such as Thrivent Financial may claim a property tax exemption for up to 10 acres of property. Despite the exemption, Thrivent Financial is voluntarily giving $302,207 to the city of Appleton, $257,093 to the Appleton Area School District, $165,997 to Outagamie County and $64,787 to Fox Valley Technical College.

Three Affinity Health System hospitals – St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Calumet Medical Center in Chilton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh – received certification of their cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Bellin Health of Green Bay opened FastCare retail health clinics in partnership with Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, Ill., Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, University Hospitals in Chardon, Ohio; and ThedaCare in Oshkosh.

Oshkosh Defense is supplying the U.S. Marine Corps with more than 100 Logistics Vehicle System Replacement Cargo Variants and 120 enhanced protection kits. The order has a value of nearly $50 million.

Van Lanen Inc., a full-service commercial lithographic printer based in Green Bay, was named the preferred print partner of the Green Bay Packers.

Achieve Therapy Solutions of Holmen is now providing therapy services at Brewster Village in Appleton.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected St. Norbert College in De Pere as one of 115 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2010 Community Engagement classification. St. Norbert is one of only three schools in Wisconsin to receive this designation.
Ansay & Associates of Port Washington purchased Babbitt-Sholund Insurance in Neenah. Babbit-Sholund has 20 employees and $2 million in annual revenue. Owner Tim Rusch and manager Glenn VanderLoop will stay with Ansay as regional leaders. Ansay also has offices in West Bend, Manitowoc, Little Chute, Green Bay and Mosinee.

Reinhart Partners Inc. in Oshkosh was ranked No. 2 in Investment News magazine’s Regional RIA Rundown for the Midwest Region and No. 5 in the nation on the magazine’s list of Fast Movers.

Kohler Co. announced plans to redevelop Hamilton Golf, one of golf’s most photographed and iconic buildings. Located adjacent to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, Hamilton Grand overlooks the 18th Green of the Old Course, The West Sands Beach and the Bay of St. Andrews. Encompassing 26 luxury residences, Hamilton Grand will become the fourth historic property restored and renovated by Kohler Co.

Midwest Construction named Somerville Inc. of Green Bay one of its top-ranking design firms.

Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh received reaccreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The three-year SCPC seal of accreditation certifies the hospital’s staff is fully prepared to care for patients with heart attack symptoms.