On the move: business

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 :: Business on the move
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Pacon Corp., the parent company of Strathmore Artist Papers, acquired New Jersey-based Princeton Artist Brush Co.

Associated Banc-Corp. closed its $482 million acquisition of Brown Deer-based Bank Mutual Corp.

Oshkosh Defense announced the U.S. Army has placed a $106 million order for 416 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles. Oshkosh Airport Products was awarded a maximum $68.3 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for commercial snow removal equipment. Oshkosh Corp. was recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.

CR Structures broke ground on a new multi-tenant building in Little Chute that will house indoor gun range Trigger Action Sport and CR Structures Group.

New North Inc. debuted its fifth shareable video entitled “Belong,” which features Vicki Wilson, founder of Door County Coffee & Tea Co.

The parent company of Mayline/Safco, Liberty Diversified International announced plans to close the Sheboygan Mayline/Safco plant and move the operations to Iowa, resulting in the loss of 185 positions.

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic opened a new location on Ridge Road in Ashwaubenon.

Prevea Health, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin announced a collaborative effort to launch a physician residency program in Green Bay. Prevea also announced plans to build a $17.5 million medical office on the campus of St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.

LaForce Inc. of Green Bay acquired Electronic Security Systems.

GLK Foods announced plans to expand its Bear Creek plant.

Van Horn Automotive Group plans to break ground this spring on a new Hyundai dealership on Sheboygan’s far south side.

Titletown Cheese bought the former Land O’ Lakes plant in Denmark and plans to renovate the space and hire 25 to
40 employees.

Parallel 44/Door 44 Winery announced plans to build an 11,000-square-foot winery, 118-seat tasting room and farm market on 23 acres at the corner of Highway 42 and County Road P in the town of Sevastopol.

Capital Credit Union will open a new branch in Ledgeview in April.

The Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc announced renovation plans for the nearly 100-year-old facility.

Johnsonville will serve as Official Sausage of the Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park.

Inland Construction and Catalyst Construction announced a partnership to form a new construction company, I | C Construction.

Anderson Pens of Appleton announced plans to open a store in Chicago.

Hydrotherapy clinic Float Doctor opened in Sheboygan.
Champion Storage completed a third building, with units large enough to store a 40-foot recreational
vehicle, at its location on the north side of Sheboygan.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. achieved more than $1 billion in annual revenue in 2017. Miron, in partnership with McMAHON, has started work on a new office building for Commercial Horizons in north Appleton. The United Way Fox Cities recognized Miron with an award celebrating the generosity of its employees, who raised more than $300,000 for the organization.

Bayland Buildings Inc. exceeded $100 million in sales as of December 2017, a new milestone in its 26-year history.

Frontier Builders & Consultants was selected as the general contractor for the new 4,554-square-foot Aurora Bay Area Health Center in Menominee, Mich.

Hamann Construction began construction on a 41,400-square-foot addition to Color Craft Graphic Arts Inc. in the Manitowoc I-43 Technology & Enterprise Campus.

James J. Calmes & Sons announced the completion of the Wrightstown Wellness Center, a two-story, 8,564-square-foot addition at Wrightstown High School.

Keller, Planners, Architects, Builders will build a warehouse addition for United Coop, Wilton.

Anchorage Realty Inc. announced availability of new residential townhomes, self-storage units and commercial contractor rental space on Bowen Street in Oshkosh.

Lakeshore Technical College began offering credit for prior learning to military veterans. Student veterans may obtain credit for prior learning in two ways: receiving credit for military service training based on the recommendations provided by the American Council of Education and earning credit based on years of service.

The Lakeshore Technical College Foundation received a gift of $25,000 from Kaysun Corp. of Manitowoc
to provide scholarship support for LTC students.

After becoming part of the Wisconsin Humane Society, the Bay Area Humane Society and Door County Humane Society have changed their names to Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus and Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus, respectively.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced 2017 was a record year for economic development in the state, with 59 companies from Wisconsin and worldwide locating or expanding in the state. The projects are expected to create or retain nearly 30,000 jobs and result in more than $11.6 billion in capital investment across Wisconsin. The organization also is accepting applications for its Certified In Wisconsin Program, which designates industrial parcels of 20 acres or more as being “development ready.”

Marion Body Works achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification.

A.M. Best affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of “A” and Issuer Credit Rating of “A-plus,” both with a stable outlook for SECURA Insurance.

Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings raised its issuer credit rating on Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority to AA from AA-minus, saying WHEDA’s outlook is stable.

The accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists awarded accreditation to Consultants Laboratory of Wisconsin, LLC.

Verity Financial Fraud Examiners launched an interactive website and became approved as a Mymazuma service provider.

Robinson Fabrication & Machine launched a website focusing on its capabilities in metal fabrication and custom machining services.

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders announced the debut of All-You-Can-Eat Monday Nights for three evenings during the upcoming season.

Winsert Inc. earned the Rolls-Royce Power Systems supplier award as the best supplier of “finished parts America” in the gold tier.

The American Club was named to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hotels in the USA list, earning a Gold badge in two categories: Best Hotels in Wisconsin (No. 1) and Best Hotels in the USA (No. 48). It also received the AAA Five Diamond designation. The Immigrant Restaurant and Lodge Kohler received Four Diamond ratings.

Faith Technologies ranked No. 33 on Engineering News Record magazine’s 2017 “Top 600 Specialty Contractors” list.

The Milwaukee/National Association of the Remodeling Industry Home Improvement Council Inc. named Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of the Fox Valley and southeast Wisconsin as a winner in the recent Wisconsin Remodeler Association’s awards competition for projects completed in 2017.

Future Neenah presented awards recognizing outstanding partnerships: Tundraland, corporate citizen of the year; Town Council Kitchen and Bar, downtown business of the year; and Doty Island Development Council, civic partner of the year.

Envision Greater Fond du Lac announced its Community Award recipients: Drexel Building Supply and Fat Joe’s Bar and Grill, business excellence award; and Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund, Eden-Schneider award recognizing an organization’s collaborative spirit.

The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership presented awards: 40th Fourth Street, Design of the Year; Coliseum Sports Bar & Grill, Interior Design of the Year; Atlas Gaming, Best New Business; and US Bank, Downtown Legacy.

Holy Family Memorial earned five stars, the highest ranking possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Overall Star Ratings for 2017. The hospital also received more than $12,000 in financial incentives from WPPI Energy and Focus on Energy for participating in energy efficiency programs offered through Two Rivers Water & Light.

Presto Products Co. announced the Presto Specialty Weyauwega facility received a perfect score and “Excellent” rating during the plant’s Safe Quality Food certification audit.

Braun Building Center won the “Best of Customer Service” award on Houzz.com, an online platform for home remodeling and design.

Ripon Printers received a Best Workplace in the Americas award and a Safety Shield recognition from Printing Industries of America.

In recognition of its 25th anniversary, the Weidner Center announced its #MyWeidnerMoment campaign inviting people to share their memories of the center on its website, via email and on its social media pages.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley received $245,138 in response to a $100,000 matching gift challenge made by three families in November.

Stephenson National Bank & Trust donated more than $180,000 to 47 organizations in 2017.

Two Festival Foods donation programs, Food for Neighbors and Paw Away Hunger, have raised more than $1.5 million to date, with donations in 2017 totaling nearly $167,000. The company’s icon campaigns, in which shoppers can donate to nonprofits at the checkout, raised more than $278,000 throughout Wisconsin.

Oshkosh marketing and advertising agency Candeo Creative donated nearly $55,000 to Wisconsin nonprofits in 2017.

The M&M Area Community Foundation formed a partnership with Plaza Ace Hardware to give back to nonprofits throughout Marinette and Menominee counties via the MMACF’s Philanthropy Fund. The “Round Up” program allows customers to round up on their purchase, with the extra change being donated to the philanthropy fund.
The program generated more than $10,000 last year.

FVSB Financial Services and Cujak’s Wine & Coffee Bar donated more than $5,000 to four local nonprofits in January.

Thirty-one nonprofit organizations were selected to participate in inaugural online crowdfunding event Give BIG Green Bay. Hosted by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and the Green Bay Packers Foundation, the communitywide, 24-hour online giving day shines a spotlight on the work of these nonprofits and encourages everyone to donate at any level.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology renamed its survivorship support group series to the FVHO Hope Support Group.

The 2018 Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award program is underway and accepting nominations from businesses throughout the state through March 30.

After a two-year hiatus, the annual Fond du Lac Job Fair will return to the Expo Center at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds on April 5.

The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council announced the opening of the 2018 Green Masters Program, which recognizes companies for sustainability efforts.

The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board received two Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Fast Forward grants valued at more than $300,000. The dollars will be used to train 60 workers in either manufacturing fundamentals or press brake operations.

Green Bay-based ERC: Counselors and Consultants announced a new office location in Abrams.

Generac signed a purchase agreement to acquire the shares of Selmec Equipos Industriales of Mexico. Generac also announced a net sales increase of 15.8 percent to $1.672 billion during 2017 as compared to $1.444 billion during 2016, including $69.7 million from acquisitions, resulting in total organic sales growth for the year of 11 percent.

R&R Insurance Services of Waukesha acquired Hanson Benefits, a locally owned independent insurance broker in Appleton.

The Boldt Co., together with its prime subcontractor AZCO Inc., was awarded construction of the F.D. Kuester Generating Station in Marquette County and the A.J. Mihm Generating Station in Baraga County, both in Michigan.

Dental Health Products Inc. announced a new partnership with VidaShield.

The Manitowoc Co. Inc. reported fourth-quarter net sales of $481.5 million.

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center received the Collaboration in Action Award given at the ninth annual Lawrence University Report to the Community.

UnitedOne Credit Union was designated as a MemberXP Best of the Best Credit Union for Best Member Experience and Loan Experience.

Healthgrades named St. Agnes Hospital one of the 250 recipients of its 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.

Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Plymouth was named No. 1 FCA dealer for new car sales in Wisconsin and No. 1 Ram dealer in the Midwest.

Recycling is on the rise for Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago counties at the Tri-County Material Recovery Facility. Ever since the program’s inception, more materials are recycled every year than the previous year. In 2017, the amount of materials recycled was over 115,000 tons, an increase of more than 5,000 tons from 2016.

Lakeside Foods Inc. announced plans for a $40 million, 100,000-square-foot addition to its packaging facility, resulting in a projected 40 new jobs.

West Allis-based C. Coakley Relocation Systems purchased the former Graphic Packaging plant
in Menasha.

The Fox Cities Chamber has launched a program, Executive Roundtables, to provide business leaders in the Fox Cities a chance to create a confidential and professional network of peers. Applications are open through April 15.

Kim Agostine, previously general manager and off-site catering chef at Not By Bread Alone, has purchased Biebel’s Catering & Rental.

Road America announced updates to its facility, including repaving an access road and adding a new gate and smooth curbing at Gate 6. Construction is underway on a new bathroom and shower facility directly across from the famous Gearbox concession stand.