On the move – business

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 :: Business on the move
Jessica Thiel
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

The City of Appleton opened the reconstructed Erb Pool and Park, completed by Miron Construction Co., Inc. The project included a new pool area with a 50-meter competition pool, a shallow, zero-depth entry recreational pool and a new bath house as well as runout waterslides. Tennis and basketball courts also were rebuilt, as was the parking lot, and the multi-use sports field, sledding hill, ice-skating area and playground area were renovated.

Uniform manufacturer Cintas announced plans to build a new laundry and maintenance facility in Greenville.

Bemis Co. Inc. announced a restructuring and cost savings program to improve efficiency and profitability that further positions the company for long-term success. Actions include optimizing manufacturing capacity and reducing cost.

SCA, a global hygiene and health company with operations in Neenah and Menasha, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. SCA is in the process of changing its name and branding to Essity.

Khrome is now headquartered in the former Larsen Canning building on Broadway in Green Bay. The firm’s footprint has grown from 3,500 square feet to 5,000 square feet to accommodate its growing video, design, branding, media and environmental graphics services.

Connections for Mental Wellness has received the Community-Based Behavioral Health grant from Medical College of Wisconsin. The $1 million grant, from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Foundation at the Medical College, will be used to increase access and awareness of mental health care in Brown County.

Startup company Horseshoe Beverage purchased the former Plexus Corp. location on Enterprise Drive in Neenah.

American Airlines started service to Chicago from Appleton International Airport.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. is working with Excel Engineering Inc. to build a 3,400-square-foot addition to Excel Engineering’s Fond du Lac office. The project is expected to be complete in October.

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the company two patents: one extending its intellectual property portfolio as it relates to technology using GPS to define a geo-fence, and one for technology that records and calculates the position of a commercial motor vehicle.

Hamann Construction began construction of an 11,925-square-foot addition for Nemak Wisconsin, an automotive parts manufacturer in Sheboygan. The addition will house a new CNC milling line to be used in conjunction with existing building operations and will include utility/equipment relocations and a building demolition. Construction is scheduled for completion by mid-October. The company also completed renovations to the Silver Creek Park Fieldhouse in Manitowoc and began renovations at Magee Elementary, L.B. Clarke Middle School and Koenig Elementary in Two Rivers.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh announced that beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, its MBA program will offer an additional executive cohort to meet demand and offer additional time frame options for students. The MBA Executive Program is an accelerated option completed in 16 months. The additional cohort will begin in February, and graduation will be held the following May.

The UW-Oshkosh College of Business approved a curriculum change that removes foundation level coursework as a prerequisite for admission. In the past, students with insufficient academic business coursework were required to take up to 15 additional credits of foundation level coursework. Instead, courses have been embedded in the program to prepare students for core MBA curriculum.

United Airlines announced it will add Embraer E175 aircraft to the United Express schedule at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. The new aircraft replace older, less-efficient 50-seat regional jets on two of the four flights between Green Bay and Chicago O’Hare Airport.

Schneider announced the grand opening of a new facility in Phoenix. The company also was named a 2017 Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner.

Bemis Mfg. Co. has completed an expansion of its Monterrey, Mexico facility.

Pathways Detox of Waldo announced it is now accepting patients.

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby shot a series of advertisements for Lodge Kohler, which opened in July.

Keller Inc. announced new projects for the following clients: Fifth Ward Brewing, Oshkosh; MACS, Green Bay; Precisions Installations Inc., Neenah; Stor-It Evergreen, Appleton; Riverhill Dental, Waupaca; United Co-op, Coleman; Kettle Moraine Players, Slinger; and Membrane Process & Controls, Edgar.

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. began construction on a new frozen food processing facility for Ajinomoto Windsor Inc., a frozen food company in Joplin, Mo. The company also will begin construction on a new senior independent living facility for Summerlin Desert, a real estate and development company in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Big D’s Sandwich Stand, a mobile eatery, launched in Oshkosh.

Woodward Radio Group is expanding its coverage of high school sports this fall with a second video stream dedicated to Green Bay area schools. For the upcoming school year, the stream will focus on football and boys’ and girls’ basketball.

The Appleton Housing Authority received grant funding from the Wisconsin Department of Administration to assist qualifying first-time homebuyers in Outagamie and Calumet counties. Grant funding includes a $150,000 HOME Homebuyer and Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Housing award and Housing Cost Reduction Initiative Program funding of $100,000.

Shipping traffic through the Port of Green Bay remains ahead of the pace from 2016, despite a downturn in May. May shipping totaled 137,112 tons, down 23 percent from May 2016. But even with the decline in May, overall tonnage is still up 6 percent for 2017, thanks to a strong April.

Schenck SC is offering LEAD HR Councils for professionals at all levels to get more strategic about human resources.

CRW Insurance and Financial Services of New Holstein celebrated its 25th anniversary. The company also partnered with Society Insurance Co. to donate $2,000 to the Kiel/New Holstein Police Departments’ Honor Guard.

BrandDirections of Neenah was one of three agencies invited to participate in Brand Experience magazine’s 2017 Makeover Challenge. In its 14th year, the competition provides an opportunity to showcase packaging design expertise from around the country and demonstrate the power of design and its influence on how consumers experience brands.

The U.S. Water Alliance awarded Kohler Co. the U.S. Water Prize for its water conservation efforts.

Faith Technologies was named one of 10 winners of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2017 HR Awards.

Holy Family Memorial was named one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals for 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review.

St. Norbert College’s Kress Inn hotel received the 2017 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International Inc.

The Gordon Flesch Co. announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Co., has named the company to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list, an annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

Robinson Metal Inc. has been named to The Fabricator magazine’s Fab 40 list.

TripAdvisor named Bay Beach Amusement Park to the No. 23 spot on its list of top 25 amusement parks for its Travelers’ Choice Awards.

The American Tissue Services Foundation recognized HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center for their 2016 efforts to provide families with donation options and information.

SRC Technologies ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 managed service providers, according to MSPmentor’s 10th annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

Wipfli announced a new connector from Wipfli/Brittenford for mid to large-enterprise travel managers, accounting leaders and other financial end-users: ExpenseConnect for Microsoft Dynamics AX from Wipfli/Brittenford.

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity dedicated six homes at its Twin Home dedication celebration. It marked the completion of the organization’s largest project to date, the Twin Homes are located on the corner of East Walnut and Baird streets. One of the six homes is Habitat’s 100th build in Brown County.

Homeless Connections raised $100,000, with a $50,000 matching donation from an anonymous donor.

A Leadership Green Bay team completed a new reading area for Navarino Park’s summer reading program.

Oshkosh North High School technical education and marketing students unveiled the newest design of a working grill designed to look like the first Oshkosh Corp. vehicle produced, Old Betsy. Omro School District completed a grill that looks like a tool chest.

The YWCA Greater Green Bay has opened a donation-based clothing boutique. The Madison Street Boutique at the YWCA, located in the Women’s Empowerment Center, offers new and gently used brand-name clothing available for a suggested minimum donation per item, and profits are reinvested into the Women’s Empowerment Center.

Students from the BPM Peshtigo Education Center who participated in the GPS Education Partners program were honored for their achievements at a graduation ceremony held at Lambeau Field.

With the addition of six scholarships given out this year, Waseda Farms has given 105 scholarships since 1986 through the Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship. Each recipient is given a $10,000 scholarship over four years.

The Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region Inc. announced grants totaling $84,000 awarded to area nonprofits this spring. As the first phase of the Young Women’s Initiative, $57,500 went to economic security programs. An additional $16,500 went to mental health programs, and the remaining $10,000 was awarded as part of the Girls’ Grantmaking Project.

Stephenson National Bank & Trust awarded more than $14,000 in scholarships to high school and college students.

Exceptional Equestrians has received a $6,549 grant for its Girls Rule program from theWomen’s Fund of Greater Green Bay of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.