On the move – Business

Posted on Jan 2, 2017 :: Business on the move
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Construction is underway on a plot of land across East Campus Drive from the Building and Construction Technology Center on the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campus in Green Bay. Crews are working on the new NWTC Transportation Center, which will house the college’s automotive, auto collision and diesel medium and heavy truck programs. The diesel truck program is new to NWTC.

A groundbreaking was held at the site of the new University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac on-campus housing project. Construction began in October for a 121-bed, apartment-style building that will house students for the fall 2017 semester.

Precision Paper Converters announced a $5.8 million building expansion and installation of a facial tissue interfolder and cartoner. The Bretting interfolder, named “VARiUM,” is the first of its kind in North America, and the patent-pending technology allows for variable cutoff lengths and folded panel widths.

The newest Green Bay Festival Foods is now open at 2430 University Ave. The store is part of a new development near the intersection of Highway 57 and University Avenue. It is the 25th Festival Foods in Wisconsin and the fifth in the Green Bay area.

Woodward Radio Group announced an FM signal for its news/talk station, WHBY. The new frequency, 103.5 FM, will coincide with the station’s AM signal 1150 in the Appleton area.

The Boldt Co. announced its redesigned website. The site is optimized for use on all digital platforms.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce announced the Green Bay Packers have joined the organization as its newest Gold Founding Member.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce also announced the addition of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as the organization’s newest gold founding member.

Lakeland Care of Fond du Lac is now Lakeland Care Inc., a non-stock, nonprofit entity. The managed care company previously was organized as a public long-term care district.

Plymouth-based Glacier Transit & Storage will produce its own electricity using panels installed by SunPeak, also a Wisconsin company, atop GTS’s cold storage warehousing facility.

The Public Relations Society of America – Northeast Wisconsin Chapter awarded local communicators with its 2016 PRemier Awards. Winners included: Mayor Hanna Re-Election Campaign, Award of Merit, submitted by Karilyn Robinson of Red Shoes PR; Paper Converting Machine Co., Impact 2016, Award of Excellence, submitted by Nicole Onesti; Ministry Health Care, Award of Excellence and PRemier Grand Award of Excellence: Attracting New Patients to a New Clinic, submitted by Angela Brumm; and Aaron Popkey, 2016 Communicator of the Year, Green Bay Packers.

The Greater Green Bay Chamber announced its Manufacturing Awards of Distinction: Hometown Trolley, small company award; Therma-Tron-X, Inc., medium company award; AK Pizza Crust, large company award; N.E.W. Plastics Corp., workforce development award; Amerilux International, LLC, community support and involvement award; and Fox River Fiber, excellence in business innovation award.

Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C. of Green Bay was elected for inclusion in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” list.

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. began work on two new projects: Fresenius Medical Care, tenant improvements at its new Janesville Dialysis location; and renovation of the Bornemann Nursing Home in Green Bay has begun.

Holy Family Memorial Home Health Care has been named to the Top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The hospital also received the Wisconsin Forward AwardMastery Recognition at the Wisconsin Forward Awards.

Prevea Health and Hospital Sisters Health System hospital in Northeast Wisconsin have announced a partnership with Molina Healthcare that will make its health care services available to people seeking individual coverage on the health insurance marketplace.

Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. launched a new e-commerce site, www.providerdispensers.com, in conjunction with the launch of its new PROvider line of away-from-home restroom dispensing system.

Local residents named two ThedaCare Fox Cities hospitals as the best in the area for the 15th consecutive year. ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton and ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah received the 2016-17 Consumer Choice Awards from the National Research Corp.

Keller Planners, Architects and Builders remodeled a 3,800-square-foot interior clinic for Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology. The company also remodeled a convenience store for Team Schierl in Peshtigo.

Tundraland Home Improvements has been recognized as “Best Independent Home Improvement Contractor” and “Best Glass, Window and Door Retailer” as part of the Post-Crescent’s 2016 Best of the Valley Readers’ Choice Awards. Faith Technologies, an electrical, engineering and technology systems contractor, was recognized as “Best Electrician” as part of the awards.

The Experimental Aircraft Association earned an Aptify Innovation Award for its use of software during EAA’s annual Gathering of Eagles fundraiser held during AirVenture.

Broadwind Energy, Inc. announced $23 million in new tower orders. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc and Abilene, Texas, facilities for 2017 delivery.

Classic Mix Partners in Neenah has been named Dairy of the Year by American Dairy Queen Corp.

The Lost Sheep, a yarn shop, will open in the Art and Soul building in Sheboygan in early 2017.

Ansay & Associates, a regional insurance and benefit solutions agency based in Port Washington, has announced its strategic partnership with Thomas Insurance Group of Oshkosh.

LOC/PRECISION, a model rocketry manufacturer, relocated to a new home in Plymouth. Dave Barber and Jason Turicik, both natives of Plymouth, purchased the company. It was previously headquartered in Ohio.

Element, a full-service marketing agency in Northeast Wisconsin, announced the opening of a second location in Neenah serving Fox Valley clients.

BrandDirections, a full-service integrated branding communications and packaging design agency based in Neenah, announced the launch of its redesigned website.

Fox Valley Technical College’s Diversity & Inclusion Services department received the 2016 Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award from the Wisconsin Department of Administration and the Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action for its success in college retention and completion for students of color. FVTC is the state’s first technical college to receive the award.

Door County Cooperative has chosen Bayland Buildings, Inc., as the general contractor for its new 12,560-square-foot Appliance Avenue location in Sturgeon Bay.

First Business Bank announced the results of its annual First Business Economic Survey for Northeast Wisconsin. Among the results: 52 percent of companies are looking to hire more, and just 6 percent anticipate they will be less profitable in 2017 than 2016.

The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council announced the 2016 Green Master level companies at the ninth annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference. Companies recognized for sustainability include Appleton Coated, Appvion, Green Bay Packaging, KI, Master Gallery Foods, Menasha Corp., Mercury Marine, Oshkosh Corp., SCA Tissue and ThedaCare.

Four health-related partners announced the formation of Fox Valley Advance Care Planning Partnership. It was created to help people living in the Fox Valley make decisions ahead of time about what they want at the end of their lives. The partnership includes ThedaCare, Ascension-Wisconsin: Fox Valley Region, Mosaic Family Health and Fox Valley Coalition for Advance Care Planning.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology has been named a 2016 Proud Sponsor by the American Cancer Society for raising $7,000 for Relay for Life events in the Fox Valley, New London, Waupaca and Winnebago County.

For the fifth consecutive year, Miron Construction Co., Inc. has surpassed its United Way combined corporate and employee campaign goal. Miron employees raised more than $180,000, a more than 70 percent increase from 2015.

Green Bay-based dietary supplement company Nature’s Way donated $60,000 to CP’s capital campaign.

Acuity Insurance announced that employees determined the distribution of a special year-end contribution of $500,000 among six different organizations. Those organizations included the Conquer Cancer Foundation, Feeding America, Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, The Salvation Army, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and Mental Health America.

BuildYourOwnCurriculum from School Software Group has earned a spot on the annual “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products” list from District Administration magazine.

Randall D. Crocker, president and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced that substantially all of the attorneys and staff from the Milwaukee law firm of Weiss Berzowski LLP have joined von Briesen. The firm provides services in the Fox Valley as well as Milwaukee, Madison and Waukesha County.

Sport Clips Haircuts at Bay View Mall relocated to Oneida Centre in Ashwaubenon.

O’Connor Connective, moving into its fifth year of business, added services, renovated a historic building for its office and added consultants to meet the growing needs of organizational leaders. In addition, it added a new website to showcase its growth and services.

Integrity Insurance has been named a Best Places to Work in Insurance.

The Wisconsin School Public Relations Association recently honored Red Shoes PR, Inc. with two Spectrum Awards of Merit for its work in school communication. The awards recognize work the company did with the Hortonville and Racine school districts.

The Fond du Lac-based Northwoods League franchise has chosen the nickname Dock Spiders for its team. The team will open its inaugural season at the end of May.