On the move – Business

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 :: Business on the move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Nautic Partners, in partnership with Endries management, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Endries International Inc. and all Endries-related affiliates from Ferguson Enterprises and its affiliates.

Bayland Buildings Inc. announced Custom Plating Specialist, Brillion, began construction of a 3,360-square-foot expansion. The new facility will include offices, a customer service area, shipping/receiving area and additional warehousing space. The expected completion date is August 2017.

Harbor Credit Union will merge with Fox Communities Credit Union, The Fox Communities Credit Union name will be retained. The aquisition adds four  locations to FCCU, three in the Green Bay area and one
in Luxemburg.

Mills Fleet Farm announced expansion plans to double its number of stores within the next six years.

Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corp. company, has been awarded multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize vehicles from its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles fleet. Overall, the awards are valued at more than $165 million.

Baycom, an affiliate company in the OwnersEdge portfolio, acquired Communications Service Wisconsin. CSW, which has 22 employees, is headquartered in Portage with field locations in Madison and La Crosse.

EMT International Inc. of Hobart acquired ROTOCONTROL GMBH of Linau (Hamburg), Germany. EMT International is a manufacturer of finishing equipment and web transports for the commercial digital printing market, and ROTOCONTROL is a manufacturer of label finishing equipment.

Amerequip completed its latest expansion. The new facility includes increased automation, capacity and state-of-the-art equipment to support future growth and customer demands.

Eck Industries Inc. signed an exclusive license for the commercialization of an aluminum-cerium alloy codeveloped by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is ideal for creating lightweight, strong components for advanced vehicles and airplanes.

Alliance Laundry Systems will discontinue sales and marketing of IPSO-branded laundry equipment in the United States and Canada beginning in April of 2018.

The legislature’s budget-writing committee approved a new engineering school for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as part of the state’s two-year spending plan.

Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp. partnered with Murray Wikol, new owner and developer of the Oshkosh Northwestern building, to discuss future uses and possible tenants for the iconic 1930s Renaissance structure in downtown Oshkosh.

St. Norbert College dedicated its Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center. James and Miriam Mulva donated $13 million to the $25.5 million project.

Copper State Brewing Co. and Copper Rock Coffee opened in Green Bay in the former Hinterland building.

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders and Grande Cheese have partnered to bring a kids’ zone to Marian University’s Herr-Baker Field. The area will feature speed pitch, a bounce house and playground equipment provided by Rainbow Play Systems. 

Aurora Health Care began construction of its new 18,000-square-foot Aurora Health Center on Dewey Street in Manitowoc.

SwitchGear Brewing Co. opened in Elkhart Lake.

McMAHON teamed with the Brillion School District, Cineviz, KI and Duet Resource Group to design Brillion Elementary School’s new Exploration Station STEM Center.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. began construction on a new fitness and training center addition for the St. Mary Catholic Schools system in Neenah. Miron’s scope of work on the project, which is expected to be completed in September, includes the addition of 6,500 square feet of activity space, consisting of a new fitness and training center, to the existing St. Mary Catholic High School.

A.C.E. Building Service was selected as the design/build contractor for a 16,585-foot expansion to St. John-St. James Lutheran School and Church in Reedsville.

Lakeshore Community Health Care opened its new medical and behavioral health wing. Kohler Co. donated $1 million to the project.

Keller Inc. announced the following projects: CP Center, Green Bay; and Prospera Credit Union, Menasha and Neenah.

Great Northern-StrataGraph will install a $10 million digital printer that will allow for on-demand printing.

Fresh Digital Marketing, a company specializing in outsourced marketing, launched in Green Bay.

OTC Skate & Apparel opened in downtown Green Bay.

Construction began for the new Community REC Center adjacent to Marinette High School. It features 114,000 square feet of space.

NOVO Health announced a new workers’ compensation program. It provides employers with bundled payments for workers’ compensation while allowing them to predict workers’ compensation expenses and rewards employees for selecting value-based health care.

The Appleton Housing Authority received $159,000 in grant funding from the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration for the 2017-2018 HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program, which assists those experiencing homelessness in their transition to stable, safe and affordable housing in Appleton and surrounding Fox Cities communities.

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. announced a hiring bonus of $57,000 for new pilots. The company recently secured a contract with United Airlines and is hiring 400 new pilots.

EAA announced that nine of the original 15 Apollo mission astronauts, including Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin, are scheduled to appear at the fly-in convention in July.

Fox World Travel launched a new Traveler Invoice powered by Fox 3i Technology, an enhanced invoice that offers travelers new tools.

The Kimberly Kitchen Mechanical Design/Rube Goldberg team from Kimberly High School swept the National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, bringing home first place overall in the competition, as well as the Creative Spark Award, the Teamwork Award and the Spirit of Rube Award.

Bemis Co. Inc. was honored by DuPont for the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bakery Delights package featuring textured film. The package received a Silver Award in the 2017 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

Faith Technologies, an electrical, engineering and technology systems contractor, was named one of 10 winners of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2017 HR Awards.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. ranked 87th on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 400 Contractors of 2017. It jumped 17 spots since last year. The company also received the 2017 Best Blogger Award in the Construction Business category for the third consecutive year through the JDR Industry Blogger Awards, as determined by industry leaders and the public. USGBC Wisconsin also honored the company for its work on the Menasha Corp. corporate headquarters. The project was selected as an Award of Merit winner for the 2017 USGBC Wisconsin Leader Awards in the Innovation in Design category. 

Progress Lakeshore announced the winners of its Excellence in Economic Development Awards:Trans-Link Services, entrepreneurial achievement;Forefront Dermatology, neighborhood development; and Parker Hannifin HPD, corporate investment.

Expera Specialty Solutions was recognized for its quality service at the 3M Canada Supplier Awards ceremony in Ontario.

KerberRose SC received the 2017 Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Company Public Service Award.  It also received a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices. KerberRose was also an award winner in 2016. The award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.

PAi received a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.

For the fifth consecutive year, R.A. Smith National Inc. was selected as one of Zweig Group’s Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For.

EDCi, an Appleton provider of security, virtualization and data center solutions throughout the Midwest, received the IBM Blue Crew Growth Partner of the Year award by Ingram Micro.

Quick Transport Solutions received a Gold award from Great West Casuality Co. as part of its annual National Safety Awards Program.

The Fox Cities Regional Partnership, a division of the Fox Cities Chamber, supported the Village of Little Chute in securing a Heartland Technology Group expansion. Heartland has begun construction on its corporate headquarters, technology consulting division and label manufacturing shipping facility, with a 33,000-square-foot addition. Heartland employs more than 350 in the Fox Valley and plans on adding more in the coming years.

Unison Credit Union opened its newly constructed branch in Grand Chute. The 5,558-square-foot building, constructed by Keller Inc., is located on Evergreen Drive.

Lodge Kohler, the four-diamond hotel nearing completion in the Titletown District west of Lambeau Field, has partnered with the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc., to be its official lodging partner.

Receivables Management Association has approved Wipfli as an authorized audit provider.

ATI Physical Therapy held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for its new office in Appleton.

STL Staffing held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new office in Appleton.

Meijer launched its store-to-door delivery service in Green Bay.

Global credit rating agency A.M. Best gave Integrity Insurance a financial strength rating of “A” with a stable outlook.

J. F. Ahern Co. was featured in Contractor Magazine’s 2017 Book of Giants, ranking 18th on the list of top 100 mechanical contractors in the United States.

PDJ Cutting and Fabrication was named Most Valuable Protégé of the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program.

Asylum: Out of the Shadows, an exhibit at the History Museum at the Castle, received the Wisconsin Historical Society’s 2017 Exhibit Award and a 2017 Award of Merit from the Leadership in History Awards committee of the American Association for State and Local History.

Miravida Living, a senior living community, received an award from health care supply chain management company Intalere, recognizing the organization for automating its purchasing and streamlining its inventory processes.

Delta Dental donated $5,000 worth of fresh food as well as 1,000 toothbrushes and a $2,000 grant to
five Wisconsin food pantries, including Salvation Army Food Pantry in Appleton.