Business on the Move – June 2013

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 :: People and Business on the Move
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Kobussen Buses received the large business of the year award from the Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce. Other businesses honored by the chamber include: Midwest Workwear as small business of the year; Baer Performance Marketing as emerging enterprise business of the year; and Glenda Woosley, owner of the Culver’s in Darboy, received the business person of the year award.

The Allouez Business Association presented its 2013 Excellence in Business Awards to Orthodontic Specialists of Green Bay, which won the large business of the year, while Webster Avenue Market was the runner-up. Lorelei Inn received the award in the small business category. Amenity Dental Care was the runner-up.

Imaginasium of Green Bay took home Silver and Gold Addy Awards and a coveted Judges’ Choice Award for an array of its marketing communications work at the 2012 Fox River Ad Club ADDY Awards. Imaginasium’s Window Wonderland campaign in downtown Green Bay received a Judges’ Choice Award and Gold ADDY Award. Other Gold ADDY Awards went to a microsite and social media campaigns for Prevea Health. Two Prevea TV campaigns featuring Aaron Rodgers received Silver ADDY awards, as did a website for Green Bay Oncology.

Leibold Marketing recently received Silver ADDY Awards from the Fox Valley Advertising Club for packaging on Vande Walle’s caramels; the rebranding of Lourdes Academy in Oshkosh; and a B2B promotional binder for Neenah Papers.

Tushaus Computer Services, which has an office in Appleton, was named to CRN’s third annual list of the Tech Elite 250, a list of the nation’s top IT providers.

The J.J. Keller/Dallas Seavey Iditarod team won the annual sled dog race again in record style when Mitch Seavey, 53, became the oldest musher to win. Dallas Seavey was the youngest winner in 2012. Both mushers are sponsored by James and Rosanne Keller, representing J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. The company also recently unveiled a redesigned business services website, www.jjkellerservices.com.

Community First Credit Union recently purchased and installed 20 automated external defibrillators at its branch offices throughout the Fox Cities and northeast Wisconsin to provide enhanced lifesaving capabilities in cardiac emergencies.

Jagemann Stamping Company of Manitowoc, a leading manufacturer of deep drawn and progressive metal stampings and fine blanking, announced expansion plans adding up to 100 jobs and a 50,000-square-foot addition to its Manitowoc location over the course of 2013 and 2014. Construction was expected to begin in May and the new addition should be in operation by September.

Cornerstone Business Services, Inc. of Green Bay announced the acquisition of Lake Electric Supply by Crescent Electric Supply Co. Lake Electric, located in Storm Lake, Iowa, is a privately owned independent electrical distributor.

BayCare Clinic announced the merger of BayCare Clinic Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and BayCare Clinic Interventional Pain Management as the new BayCare Clinic Pain & Rehab Medicine.

Rundle-Spence Co., a full-service plumbing, heating, and industrial supply distributor and fabricator based in Milwaukee, opened a branch office in Fond du Lac.

Sky Eco-Technologies, LLC joined the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center business incubation program. Sky Eco-Technologies is a U.S. company that was formed through an exclusive joint venture agreement with Ebrid Company, which combines research and development from Korea with Japanese technologies to develop and produce a hybrid plastic resin.

U.S. Oil in Kimberly acquired six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations from We Energies. U.S. Oil now has nine CNG fueling stations in Wisconsin. More companies are looking to use CNG in its trucking fleets.

The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa received 2013 Forbes Five-Star Awards.

Nsight Telservices in Green Bay created a new business development team focused on the tower collocation sales and fiber back haul services in Northeastern Wisconsin. The group is led by sales director Tim Bagnieski.

The Menominee Business Center has been awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant to provide a mentoring program to assist under-performing rural and tribal businesses. The program will help the Menominee Nation economy by creating and retaining jobs; will provide low-cost space for office, business, and light industrial users; support local business development programs; and stimulate private sector initiatives on the Menominee Reservation.

Mavid Construction Services LLC of Green Bay made an in-kind gift in excess of $500,000 to the University of Wisconsin Foundation in conjunction with the company’s recent renovation and addition to the School of Human Ecology building on the campus of UW-Madison. The gift was made by Mavid and its ownership of Zoar Fulwilder, David Montiel and Edward Martin.

The Peninsula Players received a $2,000 Sustainability Grant from the Door County Community Foundation to support its “The Play’s The Thing” program. Working in partnership with local school districts, Lawrence University and Bjorklunden, the Peninsula Players offered a student play writing contest accompanied by professionally presented readings of plays related to Door County and Wisconsin.

Schroeder Moving Systems in Appleton, an agent for United Van Lines, received the company’s full-service container sales award.

Todd Ruhkick, business broker with Sunbelt Midwest, facilitated the sale of Wisconsin-based Waupaca Trucking Inc. to Veriha Trucking Inc. Veriha is also based in Wisconsin and acquired the business as part of its overall growth strategy. Waupaca Trucking was founded in 1985 and has approximately 25 employees. Veriha Trucking Inc. is a family owned and operated business founded in 1978 and headquartered in Marinette.

One of the newest all-terrain cranes from Grove, the GMK6400, earned Manitowoc the “Innovation Manufacturer” award from Europe’s leading lifting and transportation trade association.

Sadoff Iron & Metal Company announced its acquisition of Aluminum Resources, Inc. of Fond du Lac. Aluminum Resources, a processor and supplier of foundry and mill grade recycled aluminum products, was founded in 1988. Sadoff Iron & Metal Company is a third-generation, privately held ferrous, nonferrous alloys and e-scrap recycling company with headquarters in Fond du Lac.

Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders will design and build a new manufacturing and office building for Bio-Vet. Bio-Vet researches, manufactures and markets innovative direct fed microbial products for livestock health. The new facility will be located at 300 Ernie Drive in Barneveld and is expected to be completed in October. Keller also is designing and building a 6,129-square-foot restaurant for Pizza Ranch at N139 Eisenhower Road in Appleton.

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin opened a Kaukauna Donation Express Center at 211 E. Ann St. This new facility is Goodwill’s fourth Donation Express location, with the other sites in Neenah, Howard and De Pere.

The merger of Gold Cross Ambulance Service and Waupaca Area Ambulance has been finalized and Gold Cross is now the emergency medical service provider to the cities of Waupaca and Weyauwega and surrounding communities. With the addition of Waupaca County to its regional service, Gold Cross now serves almost 260,000 people in four counties.

A Fox Cities-based investment group has acquired the golf course adjacent to High Cliff State Park and renamed the 18-hole layout High Cliff Public Golf Course. The new owners will be making updates to the course, restaurant and pro shop. The investment group includes: Troy Baumgart, Adam Clark, Corey Feller, Bill Hastie, Corey Kluge, Jeff Luniak, Ryan Reardon, Joe Reis and Dan Rippl.

Outagamie County’s Brewster Village in Grand Chute earned a five-star rating from U.S. News & World Report’s national ranking of nursing homes.

Holy Family Memorial of Manitowoc received the Wisconsin Hospital Association 2013 Advocacy All-Star Award at the association’s annual Advocacy Day.

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin accepted a $2,500 donation from the customers and staff of Matthews Tire following its second “Oil Change for the Better” fundraising event. With its donation, Matthews Tire received a gold engraved wish star and is a partner in granting the wish of a Menasha girl to go to Walt Disney World and interact with dolphins at SeaWorld.