On the move: business

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 :: Business on the move
Jessica Thiel
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Business development 

Lakeside Foods has acquired Good Eats Food Co. of Fayetteville, Ark., which offers products under the SER!OUS Bean Co. and Ruthie’s Twisted Harvest brands.

Robinson Metal Inc. acquired Gas Trailer Portable Fuel Solutions, a portable fuel equipment manufacturer specializing in aluminum tanks and trailers for use with gasoline, diesel and avgas.

OwnersEdge Inc. of Brookfield acquired QComp Technologies Inc. of Greenville.

Schenck SC entered into an agreement for the Milwaukee-based firm Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp, SC to merge into Schenck.

Dowco Inc. announced the sale of the Dowco marine business segment to Patrick Industries.

Mount Horeb-based wellness products company American Provenance received $500,000 in seed funding from the Winnebago Seed Fund.

Old World Creamery announced plans to expand into butter manufacturing.

Appleton Group announced a spinoff of clearTREND Research, a cloud‐based, commercialized financial trend‐engine. The product is available via subscription.

ISG and Raasch Engineers | Architects announced plans to move its headquarters to the WaterMark building in downtown Green Bay.

Medalcraft Mint purchased Medallic Art Co., LLC.

Tundraland Home Improvements opened a showroom and design center in Wausau.

Furniture manufacturer Nemschoff announced plans to hire 18 and implement a plan to bring management, sales and marketing into a more collaborative working environment.

Ripon Printers installed an MCS Eagle FlexPrint Inkjet System.

The Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin was renamed and rebranded Volunteer Fox Cities.

Connections for Mental Wellness launched a new network of care website, My ConnectionNEW.org.

The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board named Wipfli as its accounting firm of record.

Seroka, a brand development, digital and strategic communications agency, formed a professional alliance with Argus Technical Services.

Business Comings and Goings

Innovation lab and venture studio StageThree opened in downtown Green Bay.

Settlers Bank announced it will open a branch on College Avenue in Appleton this fall.

First Business Financial Services opened a full-service location in Appleton on West Prospect Avenue.

Prevea Therapy opened a physical therapy clinic on Lawrence Drive in West De Pere.

OSMS, a physician-owned orthopedic and rheumatology group, opened an orthopedic clinic in Marinette.

Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores will open two locations in Oshkosh, including one on Jackson Street.

Lice Clinics of America opened a location in Green Bay.

Kids Dental Experts opened a second location on Dickinson Road in De Pere.

The Oshkosh Child Development Center plans to open a two-shift day care in summer 2019.

Lighthouse Chiropractic and FTS Technology Group opened in Algoma.

Construction news

A.C.E. Building Service was selected as the design/build contractor for a 24,000-square-foot facility expansion at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co. in Manitowoc.

Keller, Planners, Architects, Builders announced projects for the following organizations: Christopher Farms & Gardens, Sheboygan; and Bell Ford, Arlington, Wis.

Performa Inc. will work with Systems Control in Iron Mountain, Mich., on a facility expansion and Holy Cross Parish in Green Bay on a new parish center.

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction broke ground on a $2.2 million expansion and renovation for Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes. It also completed planning for solar photovoltaic systems at two schools in Eagle River.

Community Living Solutions, a design/build firm specializing in senior living communities, broke ground on an expansion to a rehabilitation and living center in Owen and is constructing an expansion at a nursing care center in Keystone, Iowa.

Awards/Recognitions/Milestones

Carnivore Meat Co. received the 2018 Governor’s Export Achievement Award at the Annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference. 

The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council presented its Sustainable Business Awards. Two New North companies received recognition: Nelson & Pade, Montello, small organization award; and Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, large organization award.

Progress Lakeshore presented its Economic Development Awards: R2H Flavor Technology, Entrepreneurial Achievement Award; Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, Neighborhood Development Award; Lakeside Foods, Corporate Investment Award; and Clipper City Co-op, Community Enhancement Award.

Ahern was named the 15th largest mechanical contractor in the United States in Contractor Magazine’s 2018 “Book of Giants” listing.

Pyxsee of Oshkosh placed third in the information technology category of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin and ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah received a 2018 Outstanding Patient Achievement Award from Healthgrades. ThedaCare’s Juliette Manor earned an Honor Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. ThedaCare Behavioral Health team members underwent training to administer Naloxone, a drug that can pause the effects of an opioid overdose.

Foundations Health and Wholeness Inc. announced finalists for the Ethics in Business Awards. In the business category: Contract Transport Services, Festival Foods and R.E. Management Inc. In the nonprofit category: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin, Oral Health Partnership and Scholarships Inc.

Verity Financial Fraud Examiners was accepted as a member into the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. ranked No. 81 on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 400 Contractors of 2018. Miron, in partnership with the Green Bay Packers, is also sponsoring Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit at The History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, which will feature artifacts from more than 100 years of pro football history.

Engineering News-Record recognized McMAHON on its Top 500 Design Firms list, ranking it No. 470.

The St. Norbert College Society for Human Resource Management student chapter earned the Superior Merit Award.

Agnesian HealthCare was awarded the American Diabetes Association education recognition certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program.

Lubenow Express, LLC and Lubenow Transportation Services, LLC were presented with Platinum awards by Great West Casualty Co. as part of Great West’s annual National Safety Awards program.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recognized Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative as a Top Workplace.

Curative Connections in Green Bay honored McDonald Companies as its Community Employer of the Year.

Haen Meat Packing Inc. received seven awards at the 79th annual convention of the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors.

Evergreen Power LLC earned Toro’s President’s Club designation for 2017.

The American Association for State and Local History presented the Oshkosh Public Museum an Award of Merit for its People of the Waters exhibition.

Charitable giving and grants

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction debuted Hoffman Helps, a program that directs 2.5 percent of yearly profits to charities in its clients’ communities.

Bergstrom Automotive and its Drive for Dreams campaign raised more than $164,000 for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, bringing its total to more than $2 million in the past 18 years.

To mark its opening in Grand Chute, Meijer donated $25,000 to the Appleton Area School District. It also now offers home delivery at its Grand Chute store.

Rise Together received a grant to help it develop recovery support services in local high schools. It created the Discovery Corps program to deliver services.

The Stand Together Foundation, which aims to transform the lives of low-income individuals in the greater Green Bay area, joined the family of funds of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.

The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, awarded eight grants totaling more than $57,000 to local nonprofit programs.

Lakeshore Technical College received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for its 2016-17 comprehensive annual financial report.

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation awarded more than $155,000 to 19 Green Bay area nonprofit organizations through the Funds for Greater Green Bay grant program.

The M&M Area Community Foundation awarded its Impact Fund of $4,000 to the Village of Crivitz to support the hosting of “The Wall That Heals,” a mobile exhibit of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a companion education center. The M&M Area Community Foundation established an ad hoc energy team to implement and manage an energy education and conservation initiative in Marinette and Menominee counties.

Security-Luebke Roofing Inc. partnered with Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity to donate materials and labor on three upcoming Habitat homes.

The Northwoods League Foundation is awarding 20 equipment grants, each with an approximate retail value of $2,500, to youth baseball and softball organizations across the 20 communities in which a Northwoods League affiliate operates.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, which provides nutritious meals to children during the summer months.

All the rest

Oversize-Overweight Truck Load Routes to and from The Port of Green Bay terminals have been established.

The House of Hope shelter broke ground on a new facility in Green Bay.

Prevea Health and Hospital Sisters Health System – Eastern Wisconsin Division launched a 3-D and digital, mobile mammography unit to provide residents in rural areas greater access to breast health screenings.

Since finding lead levels in the water above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s action limit in some homes in 2016, the Green Bay Water Utility has made aggressive efforts to address the problem. Approximately 865 utility-owned lead service lines remain citywide, affecting fewer than 2.4 percent of utility customers.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Green Bay campus held a ceremony for its inaugural graduating class.

The Festival Foods Fresh Market Exhibit, an interactive educational marketplace, opened at Above & Beyond Children’s Museum in Sheboygan.

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders and Marian University installed a video board at Marian University’s Herr-Baker Field.

Road America debuted interactive maps to assist visitors attending events.

The Partners in Education Board of the Greater Green Bay Chamber announced its “Parents, We Need You” campaign to encourage parents to help K-12 students explore careers and develop life skills.

The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board celebrated the graduation of the first of four cohorts certified in press brake operation. Six graduates from three partnering employers — Jay Manufacturing, Muza Metal Products and SMC Metal Fabricators — completed the program.

The Neville Public Museum unveiled its latest exhibit, Our Brown County, running through the end of October.

The National Railroad Museum will participate in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.