On the move: business

Jessica Thiel
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Associated Banc-Corp and Bank Mutual Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Bank Mutual will merge with Associated.

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Oshkosh Defense a delivery order valued at more than $16 million for an additional 23 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicles.

NeighborWorks Green Bay celebrated two new developments in the Navarino neighborhood. The five units in the Navarino Townhomes are scheduled to be completed in 2017 and will provide new housing choices on Green Bay’s near-east side.

LEAVEN, a volunteer, community-based nonprofit organization, announced a $1 million capital campaign for a building expansion, an increase in programming and an endowment fund to sustain operations.

Cherryland’s Best of Little Chute announced plans to relocate to a new 15,000-square-foot space, doubling the size of its former site.

The Granary Brew Pub will open in October on the first floor of the former Granary space. The Granary Brew Pub partners plan to offer only craft beer brewed in Wisconsin, including the addition of an on-premise brewing facility for local beer.

The State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued Fast Forward manufacturing grants to organizations in the New North. Bemis Healthcare Packaging received a $313,476 grant to train as many as 10 new hires and 67 incumbent workers on mechanical and machine operating training in partnership with Fox Valley Technical College. The Bay Area Workforce Development Board received a grant contract up to $110,954 in partnership with the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to train as many as 74 incumbent workers in machine operator training, and a second grant contract up to $95,366 to join with two employers to train as many as 156 incumbent workers on shipfitting fabrication and marine wiring. Employers include Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri Marinette Marine.

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group acquired Coldwell Banker Hilgenberg Realtors in Shawano. Realtor Kathy Wanek-Larsen and Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group donated their commission to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum for a property owned by Wisconsin Maritime Museum that Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group recently sold.

DJH Solutions of Sheboygan joined forces with TechNosis Inc., a provider of managed information technology services based in Appleton. The move will help TechNosis expand its services and operate in a larger territory.

Bergstrom Properties, a subsidiary of Bergstrom Automotive, purchased the former Bank Mutual building in downtown Neenah.

The Oshkosh Community YMCA downtown branch opened after completion of the first of two phases of a $15 million renovation.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. provided Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. and Inspire Sheboygan County $45,000 to scale high school co-ops and create best-practice guides for statewide distribution.

Gov. Scott Walker unveiled the Wisconsin Veteran-Owned Business logo statewide and visited veteran-owned businesses, including Appleton’s Rightstone Financial, owned by U.S. Army veteran Eric Hall. Other veteran-owned businesses participating included Riveter Enterprises, Fond du Lac, and Snap180 Media, Oshkosh.

Denmark State Bank purchased more than $500,000 in residential mortgage loans from Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity. This is the first time Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Denmark State Bank to purchase the interest-free mortgages.

Miron Construction Co. Inc., in partnership with Excel Engineering Inc., is expanding and remodeling the Alliance Laundry Systems fabrication plant and warehouse, located on the Ripon campus. Work is scheduled to be complete in October. The company also completed work on Nathan Calder Stadium for the Menasha Joint School District and is renovating an educational building at the Sturgeon Bay campus of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

Four senior care organizations across Wisconsin have partnered with Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction Inc. to expand their presence and offering in the state’s senior living market. These providers include Primrose Retirement Communities, Appleton; Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center Inc., Waupun; Skaalen Retirement Services, Stoughton; and Golden Years, Lake Geneva.

A.C.E. Building Service completed expansion projects for AJS Tap Handles, Random Lake and Stecker Machine, Newton.

Hamann Construction Co. completed a 20,800-square-foot addition to Manitowoc Tool and Manufacturing. The new building houses new stamping presses and adds two loading docks for the company’s metal stamping and tool and die operations.

Keller Planners, Architects, Builders announced projects for the following organizations: Custom Offsets, Appleton; Le Tourneau Plastics, Oconto; Old Fashioned Foods, Mayville; Hallquist Stone, Sussex; Shumway Family Dental, Slinger; and Angelic Bakehouse, Cudahy.

Rennes Health & Rehab Center in De Pere hosted a groundbreaking event to mark the beginning of construction for additions and improvements to facilities. Architectural planning and design and interior design services for the project were provided by Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP.

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay opened a new Fox Cities rheumatology and infusion therapy clinic. The clinic is located on Aerotech Drive in Appleton.

Investors Community Bank moved its Green Bay banking center to a new location on Hansen Road in Ashwaubenon. Magazine Independent Banker named the bank a top-producing agricultural lender in the category “Top 20 agricultural lenders with more than $500 million in assets.”

UnitedOne Credit Union announced plans to open a fourth branch in Sheboygan.

The Fox Cities Regional Partnership gained the Village of Wrightstown as its newest investor.

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce announced the opening of the nomination process for “The EVENT: Celebrating Business” awards program. It recognizes individuals who embrace principled leadership, strategic thinking, balanced workplace values and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence. Online nominations will be accepted through Sept. 8 at foxcitieschamber.com.

The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board was notified that former workers of the now-closed Whiting Paper in Menasha are eligible for additional training and support services as part of the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance program. It also selected two organizations to manage its Youth, Adult, Dislocated Worker and Job Center services for the 2017 fiscal year:ADVOCAP and Labor Education & Training Center.

The Advance Business & Manufacturing Center added Apex Accounting Plus to its business incubation program.

C3 Corp. released a new equipment model for the mattress topper industry. The TC9513 Topper Roll Cage System roll packs toppers as thick as 4 inches and as dense as 4 pounds into a 15” x 15” rolled package.

Expera Specialty Solutions rolled out a refreshed line of its Glass-Gard Prime and Glass-Gard papers, which help prevent scratching and particle generation on finished glass products.

Catalpa Health, a mental health and wellness service provider for children and adolescents in the Fox Valley, is expanding its services to Waupaca. The new clinic is scheduled to open Oct. 1 at a location within the Waupaca Woods Mall. 

Heritage Senior Living hosted a grand opening event for Aspire Senior Living in Kimberly.

Oshkosh software company ImproMed changed its name to Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions.

Kinley Kay Beauty Studio, a salon with a focus on skin care, opened in Neenah.

Tracy Ann’s Events, Wedding & Rentals opened in Sheboygan.

Studio 40 completed an exterior renovation of its building in Fond du Lac, a salon housing nine independent stylists and The Nail Box nail studio.

BoxLunch, a pop culture gift store with a cause, opened at Fox River Mall. To fulfill its civic mission of “Get Some. Give Back,” BoxLunch donates one meal to Feeding America for every $10 spent in-store or online.

Mad Apple Burger & Billiard Co. opened in Appleton.

Gunderson Cleaners of Greenville expanded and remodeled into a larger storefront.

Fatzo’s Sub & Pizza Shop in Two Rivers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a change in ownership.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay received a $105,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. & Affiliates to help low-income students who encounter financial emergencies while attending college.

The Port of Green Bay received two national communications awards from the American Association of Port Authorities, including the Overall Award of Communications Excellence Trophy. Compared to June 2016, both imports and exports increased at the Green Bay Port, while year-to-date shipping increased 8 percent. Domestic imports of petroleum increased 116 percent from last year, and salt increased 78 percent year-to-date in domestic imports.

Fox World Travel created a cruise specialist team and launched Fox Waivers 3i in partnership with FlightStats. The service provides support for travelers when they need to change or cancel plans.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay earned certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. It is the only one in northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

US Lamp Inc. of Green Bay was chosen to provide lighting designs and lighting materials for the new Tweet Garot Mechanical corporate office in De Pere. It worked in conjunction with Miron Construction Co., Performa and Van Ert Electrical Co. to develop and provide the lighting and controls solutions for the project.

Stellar Blue Technologies, a Fox Valley-based digital marketing firm, launched a new custom, responsive website for itself.

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation announced it will host its first-ever community-wide, 24-hour giving day in Brown County. Slated for Feb. 27, 2018, Give BIG Green Bay highlights and supports local nonprofits. A $250,000 grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation will launch this program and create a matching pool of funds to incentivize donors and maximize investment.

The Green Bay Area Catholic Education school system announced that Holy Family School, one of nine schools in the system, received approval to educate as an International Baccalaureate World School for the Middle Years Programme.

Robinson Metal Inc. invested in equipment to enhance production capabilities with the purchase of a new SNK RB-5M bridge mill. The five-speed, multicenter machine increases the company’s capacity to produce precision parts for industrial customers. Robinson Pipe & Vessel, a division of Robinson Metal, launched a new website that focuses on its specific capabilities in pipe and vessel production.

J.F. Ahern Co. was featured in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2017 Best Places to Work.

Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, honored 15 Wisconsin companies with a 2017 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award. Those in the New North include: Alliance Laundry Systems, Ripon; Belmark Inc., De Pere; City of Neenah; Dallmann East River Dairy, Brillion; Green Bay Area Public School District; and Waupaca Foundry, Waupaca.