On the move – Business

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

CP broke ground on a 21,400-square-foot expansion and renovation project at its Webster Avenue location in Green Bay. It is expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete and will allow CP to increase programming and the number of people served.

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. acquired Vincent Wood Works Inc. of Story City, Iowa, a national firm specializing in hotel fixtures, doors, frames, hardware, millwork and cabinets. Seven Vincent Wood Works employees will remain with the company as Consolidated Construction employees.

LaClare Farms, a producer of dairy goat products, expanded its processing operation and added an industry expert to its staff.

U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture Inc., partnered with American Fueling Systems to add the GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas brand to AFS’s recently opened CNG location in Houston.

Construction and renovations have been completed at Hibernia House, home of 20 micro apartments on Broadway in Green Bay, and the building is ready for tenants.

Bank of Luxemburg held a grand opening celebration for its new location on Marquette Drive in Kewaunee.

Badger Tag & Label held a groundbreaking for its new printing and manufacturing facility in Random Lake.

Paloma, a gourmet taco restaurant, opened in Oshkosh.

Weidert Group Inc. transferred 100 percent ownership of the company to its employees through an employee stock ownership plan.

Keller, Planners, Architects, Builders broke ground on a new 3,600-square-foot bank office for State Bank in Shawano. The company also announced projects for the following companies: Valley Gasket, Appleton; Tomah Veterinary Clinic, Tomah; Vetesnik Properties, Richland Center; Lucky Petroleum, Milwaukee; and Quality Diagnostic Imaging, Oak Creek.

Miron Construction Co. Inc., in partnership with Performa Inc., is building a new central chiller system at St. Norbert College. The two companies also will partner to renovate a three-story De Pere office building that will serve as the new Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc. corporate office. Miron partnered with OSHA and 3M for the 2017 National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce honored Miron with its Company Innovation award for its Dream Project.

HSHS St. Vincent and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center received Environmental Excellence Awards on behalf of Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital announced the addition of Emergency Telemedicine, which involves the use of a portable device equipped with a screen, microphone, camera with zoom function and vital sign monitoring tools that can be wheeled to a patient’s bedside.

A $107,000 grant from the ThedaCare Family of Foundations through Appleton, Neenah and Waupaca will allow an expansion of the new ThedaCare community paramedic program, launched in January. The organization also opened an occupational health clinic for ThedaCare at Work in its new ThedaCare Physicians-Neenah clinic on Green Bay Road.

Employers in Kenosha County can now purchase plans from Network Health to provide health insurance services to their employees.

Cellcom announced that the company had winning bids on seven spectrum licenses in five markets in the Federal Communications Commission’s recent incentive auction. The new 600 MHz spectrum allows Cellcom to accommodate growing data traffic. The company also partnered with De Pere-based software company CyntrX to help the transportation industry go digital.

Road America announced that Trudell Performance, a road, track, motorcycle and off-road performance modifications and parts manufacturer, has signed on to be the presenting sponsor for Road America’s Karting Club.

First Business Capital Corp. closed and funded a $6.18 million credit facility including a revolving line of credit and equipment term loan for a specialty paper products manufacturer in the Pacific Northwest.

Hampton by Hilton, Appleton held a ribbon-cutting and grand reopening ceremony.

The Oshkosh Area United Way board of directors approved a five-year strategic plan that would double its resources to increase its impact by 2023. The plan includes initiatives to engage the community in identifying and resolving critical needs in health, education and financial stability. It also created a succession plan to address the retirement of current CEO Sue Panek at the end of 2018.

Achieve Brown County received a federal grant to hire six new full-time employees through the AmeriCorps Vista program. The Green Bay-based cradle-to-career effort will use the grant to bring on four project managers and two researchers.

The Advance Business & Manufacturing Center added a new client, the Wisconsin Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, to its business incubation program. CASA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and championing the needs of abused and neglected children.

The Port of Green Bay announced more than 205,000 tons of cargo passed through the port during March and April, a 41 percent increase over the same period a year ago.

Acuity received awards for recent marketing and educational projects. The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals presented Acuity with two Platinum Hermes Creative Awards, the highest awards it gives. It earned awards for its continuing education video, “Face to Face,” and its 2015 annual report. The company also won two gold awards and two honorable mentions for other Acuity U videos.

Amerequip will receive the first-ever Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Bert Grover Child Advocacy Award – Business. The company is being recognized for its development and launch of Teaming for a Brighter Tomorrow, a collaborative initiative involving the Kiel and New Holstein school districts as well as businesses, community members and local governments.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay presented its inaugural Weyenberg Prize for Business Excellence to Wipfli LLP.

EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Battle of The Buildings judges awarded Evergreen Credit Union first place in the bank branch category for reducing its annual water usage.

Baird saluted its Green Bay Group for receiving the 2017 Baird’s Influential Teams award.

Thinline, the newest LED lighting platform from energybank, won the Silver Award in the Lighting category at the Plant Engineering Awards ceremony.

The Chartis Center for Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics named Holy Family Memorial one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States. HFM also received the Gold Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America.

The Kohler Signature Store by First Supply in Wauwatosa became the first retail space in the United States to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification under the new LEED v4 guidelines.

Mutual of America recognized BPM Inc. as the representative for the Northern Wisconsin GPS Education Partner School. GPS Education Partners was acknowledged for its credential work-based learning program.

Shea Electric & Communications, LLC received NECA Zero-Injuries and NECA Safety Excellence awards for the 2016 calendar year.

Precision Roofing Services, Sheboygan, earned admittance into Duro-Last Inc.’s Admiral Club and received a 5-Star rating by the Pulse of the City Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Award.

Robinson Custom Enclosures, a division of Robinson Metal Inc., received Certificate of Compliance and Classified for Construction approval per UL 2200, the industry-recognized construction standard for stationary engine generator enclosures.

The Door County Economic Development Corp., in partnership with other organizations, released a new home buyer assistance video designed to highlight and promote locally available programs that can provide down payment and/or rehabilitation financial assistance for income-eligible households in Door County. The video and more information is available at doorcountybusiness.com/homebuyer.

Twenty-five students graduated from the Chamber of Manitowoc County junior leadership program, sponsored by UnitedOne Credit Union. Students were chosen for the program based on leadership potential, and high schools represented included Lincoln, Roncalli, Manitowoc Lutheran, Two Rivers, Valders and Mishicot.

Twenty-four students graduated from the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Oshkosh class of 2017. The program brings together students with leadership potential from Oshkosh high schools, and students from Lourdes Academy, Oshkosh North, Oshkosh West and Valley Christian participated.

Culver’s has pledged $250,000 to the capital campaign to build the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center in Manitowoc County.

Heid Music donated $20,000 to Wisconsin school music programs with Music in our Schools Month giveaway. Schools in the New North receiving donations included: Woodland Intermediate School, Kimberly; Appleton East High School; Menasha High School; Maplewood Middle School, Menasha; Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School, Elkhart Lake; Neenah High School; and Winneconne High School.

A team from Leadership Green Bay, a community-based leadership program, completed its team community project: a stage at Whitney Park in Green Bay.

The M&M Area Community Foundation awarded grants to 14 organizations in Marinette and Menominee counties. Those receiving grants in the New North include: River Cities Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with the Crivitz and Wausaukee school districts; Marinette & Oconto Counties Literacy Council; Goodman Veterans Memorial; Pastor Fred’s Food Pantry, Amberg; St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, Marinette; Helping Hands, Wausaukee; Theatre on the Bay, Marinette; and Marinette County Elderly Services.

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders baseball team unveiled its team mascot, Weaver, an eight-legged dock spider. The team also collaborated with Fox River Brewing Co. to create Dock Spiders Pale Ale, which will be available on tap at home games and in six-packs at stores at area locations.

Wisconsin has launched the Caregiver Career Program. The Department of Health Services received federal approval to move forward with the more than $2.3 million investment to implement the program, which is designed to add up to 3,000 nurse aides to the workforce in this high-demand field.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association is soliciting nominations for its Community and Economic Development Awards. The deadline for nominations is June 9. Forms and more information are available at www.weda.org/page/awards.

The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance will accept nominations for its Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnership Awards through June 9. For more information or to nominate, visit newmfgalliance.org

Stephenson National Bank & Trust employees educated children at area schools on Teach Children to Save Day, held in April.

Brown County Resource Recovery published a Northeast Wisconsin Recycling Guide, which is available for download at www.BrownCountyRecycling.org. The organization also announced its milk carton recycling initiative at eight Brown County schools has kept 20,700 pounds out of landfills annually.

The Fond du Lac STEM Academy and Institute hosted its second annual design challenge showcase highlighting student-driven solutions to community issues.

An affiliate of Apollo Global Management has acquired West Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $5.1 billion. The company doesn’t expect changes to day-to-day operations, employees or locations.

Skana Aluminum Co. has selected A.C.E. Building Service to construct a 21,560-square-foot Butler pre-engineered steel building addition.

Consolidated Construction has begun construction on a 24-unit, 28-bed community-based residential facility at the Larson House assisted living campus in Columbus.

The Greater Green Bay Chamber announced its support of using a temporary sales tax to reduce the county’s debt and property tax levy while making significant investments in infrastructure.

UW-Oshkosh Online & Continuing Education held a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Meijer opened its new 192,000-square-foot supercenter
in Howard.