On the move – Business

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 :: Business on the move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Masters Gallery Foods, Inc. will build a new packaging and distribution facility in Oostburg. The facility will allow the company to drive continued growth of its private brand retail and food service cheese offerings sold throughout the country and will support the company’s original plant and corporate headquarters in Plymouth.   

KI began work on a $3.3 million, 60,000-square-foot expansion at its main manufacturing plant on Bellevue Street in Green Bay. The expansion will accommodate production of the furniture manufacturer’s new Ruckus line of chairs, which the company will introduce in February.

Quill Creative, a brand development and advertising agency, moved into a new office space located at 136 Jackson St., Suite 3, in downtown Oshkosh to accommodate its growing business and provide additional workspace for its expanding staff.

Creative Business Services/CBS-Global, Green Bay, announced the sale of Landmark Staffing. SEEK Careers/Staffing Inc., headquartered in Grafton, acquired the Appleton company. The new location is 3203 W. College Ave., Appleton.

Stecker Machine Co. selected A.C.E. Building Service as the contractor for a 6,270-square-foot addition, which will be completed by spring and house the manufacturer’s sales and engineering staff.

Sonex Aircraft debuted its new Xenos B-Model. Orders are available now, and shipments will begin in March.

Schneider National Inc. filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its class B common stock. The company is applying to list it on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “SNDR.”

Foth, one of the top 100 engineering firms in the United States and the largest headquartered in Wisconsin, received the eighth annual New North Workplace Excellence Award at the New North Summit in Green Bay.

Several Northeast Wisconsin individuals and organizations were among those honored with 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards. Beth Roehl of Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School received an individual award. The Brown County Library and Brown County UW-Extension received organization awards. Cathie Tierney, CEO of Community First Credit Union, received a legacy award, which recognizes an organization, business or individual whose purpose and heritage is ingrained in sustained financial literacy and capability.

OMNNI Associates was recognized by the American Concrete Pavement Association for its role in two projects: design services for improvements to the County Highway CE and Eisenhower Drive Corridor in Outagamie County and construction administration services for the construction of the State Highway 47 (Appleton Road) interchange in Winnebago County.

Strategic Behavioral Health opened its new psychiatric hospital, Willow Creek Behavioral Health, a 52,465-square-foot, 72-bed behavioral health hospital dedicated to providing mental health and chemical dependency care.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh received two Aurora Health Care Better Together Fund grants, aimed at helping build healthy communities. The grant dollars, totaling more than $234,000, will help UW-Oshkosh continue to fund initiatives at its Living Healthy Community Clinic as well as expand violence prevention education and increase crisis advocacy for student victims through a partnership between the UW-Oshkosh Counseling Center and the social work department.

Fox Valley Family Pharmacy is now open at 3925 N. Gateway Drive in Appleton. The new pharmacy is part of the Health and Wellness Center at Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology.

Schenck, SC announced its affiliation with the Leading Edge Alliance, a global network of independent member accounting firms focused on accounting, financial, tax and business advisory services, with expertise across a wide range of industries.

H.J. Martin and Son has been named as the winner in the commercial carpet category of the 2016 Floor Covering Installer magazine installation awards for work on the Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology Center in Appleton.

Kondex was recognized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a recipient of its 2016 Pillar of the Industry Award, a merit that highlights companies’ participation in AEM’s I Make America program. Winning this award for the fifth consecutive year further distinguished Kondex as a legacy supporter, a recognition shared with only five other companies.

Plant Engineering named the next generation troffer alternative ThinLine LED by energybank a finalist in the lighting category for its 2016 product of the year award. 

Panacea Group of Seymour, a veteran-owned business providing general contracting, design/build, new construction, renovation/remodeling and quad-axle dump truck hauling service, was among the winners of a 2016 Marketplace Governor’s Award.

Midwest Roofing Contractors Association named Crafts Inc., a Manitowoc-based roofing and sheet metal contractor, to its ELITE Roofing Contractor Program.

Orion Energy Systems, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient LED retrofit lighting systems, will add approximately 30 full-time production employees at its Great Lakes Technology manufacturing facility in Manitowoc.

The “Family Choice Awards” recognized Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Minnows as a winner of a 2016 Family Choice Award.

Generac Holdings Inc., a designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine-powered products with facilities in Oshkosh, acquired the Germany-based company Motortech.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons BayCare Clinic earned dental computed tomography accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, the only clinic in the state to meet these standards.

ThedaCare partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Options Outpatient AODA Treatment, Nova Inpatient AODA Treatment in Oshkosh and the manufacturers of Vivitrol for a program to combat the growing problem of opioid abuse among prison populations in Wisconsin. The program treats prisoners while serving their sentences so they will be less likely to relapse upon release.

Fitch Ratings affirmed Thrivent Financial’s Insurer Financial Strength rating to AA+, the second-highest of Fitch’s 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook. In addition, the company announced that eligible Thrivent Financial members will receive an estimated $319 million in dividends in 2017, a 2 percent increase from last year’s dividend distribution.

Wipfli has been selected as a member of Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2016, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of reselling and implementing enterprise resource planning and mid-market financial software.

Tundraland Home Improvements announced the production of a new locally filmed and produced TV series, Rock Garden Live presented by Tundraland. The weekly TV series is filmed in front of a live studio audience at Rock Garden Studio in Appleton and features original music by Northeast Wisconsin musicians. The yearlong show will be aired Sundays at 10 p.m. on CW 14.

Peninsula Players Theatre announced a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board through its Creation & Presentation program. Funds from the grant will support the continued development and presentation of theatrical productions and community programs.

Wolter Power Systems worked with the American Red Cross, Stiegler Electric and Generac Industrial Power to ensure the supply and installation of a Generac emergency power generator at the American Red Cross facility in Green Bay to support lifesaving efforts.

Keller Inc. built a 3,000-square-foot Capital Credit Union in Freedom, a 6,000-square-foot building for Garrity Ventures in Green Bay and a 33,400-square-foot warehouse addition for Griffin Warehouse in Waukesha. In addition, the company announced the following projects: an expansion to El Tapatio in Green Bay; construction of office space for UFS, LLC in Appleton; an office addition for CMD in Appleton; an addition for C&N Manufacturing in Boyd; a 2,500-square-foot building for Ozinga RM in Edgerton; construction of Oakfire Restaurant and Pizzeria in Lake Geneva; a remodel of Moto Mart stores in Appleton and Kaukauna; and a remodel of the office space of Cherry Tree Dental in La Crosse.

The Kimberly Area School District received a Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin.

Brown County Oral Health Partnership, a nonprofit serving the dental needs of uninsured and underinsured children throughout Brown County, opened its third clinic on the west side of Green Bay on Fox Heights Road.

Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin announced it will continue its provider network partnership with Door County Medical Center. The partnership allows Molina Marketplace and Medicaid members in Door and Kewaunee counties to receive services at Door County hospitals, clinics and urgent care centers.

Fox Communities Credit Union partnered with several companies and nonprofit organizations to provide a Christmas family dinner and gifts for more than 500 less-fortunate people in the community.

Stephenson National Bank & Trust held a contribution reception to honor nonprofit organizations and thank them for their volunteer efforts. Throughout 2016, SNBT made monetary donations totaling over $150,000 to nonprofits in Marinette, Menominee and Oconto counties.

BMO Harris Bank granted $7,500 to CAP Services’ Skills Enhancement Program. The funds will assist individuals in Portage, Waupaca, Waushara and Outagamie counties. The locally designed workforce development program helps working, low-income individuals obtain the skills needed to compete for living-wage jobs.

The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation raised $25,000 through the Carol Hyland Caring for You Fund from its Caring for You at Christmas Holiday Luncheon.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin kicked off its 50 Mentors in 50 Days campaign Jan. 1. The organization invites community members to join in helping at-risk children in Brown, Door and Shawano counties.

The Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award is accepting nominations from businesses throughout the state. The award celebrates the accomplishments and the impact of family-owned businesses. The nomination deadline is March 31, and awards will be presented May 4. Visit familybusinessaward.com for more information.