Business on the Move – February 2013

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 :: People and Business on the Move
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FulfillNet in Green Bay has acquired Firehouse Graphics LLC, a Green Bay-based large format printing and graphics firm. FulfillNet will incorporate Firehouse’s operations and employees into its facility at 1085 Parkview Road in the Ashwaubenon Industrial Park.

Sage Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh received a LEED Gold building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 191,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art academic center opened in September 2011. Sage Hall maximizes the use of natural light, features roof-mounted thermal and parking-lot photovoltaic solar panels, a green roof with low-maintenance plantings, and in-floor radiant heating and cooling systems. Those sustainable features are estimated to save the university $182,000 annually.

Legato Healthcare Marketing in Green Bay received one award of excellence and five awards of merit in the 2012 Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society Communications Review. The award of excellence was for Legato’s Women’s Night Out Campaign for Black River Memorial Hospital. The five awards of merit were for a pain clinic campaign and an anterior hip print ad for the hospital; a primary care physician mailer and a brand campaign for Southwest Health Center in Platteville; and capabilities campaign for Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.

Scott Langer, owner of Our House Assisted Living in Neshkoro in Marquette County, received microenterprise financing from CAP Services to start a new service called Medvan Transport that provides medical transportation services to residents enrolled in Medicaid or Logisticare.

Arla Foods in Kaukauna is adding a 612-square-foot load-out facility, which includes a containment pad and roof structure. Arla is a global dairy company and cooperative owned by dairy farmers.

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay was included among the “55 Sports Medicine Practices to Know” in a recent issue of Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review.

Festival Foods received the State of Wisconsin Governor’s Exemplary Employer Award for its efforts in employing individuals with disabilities.

The Advance Microloan Program recently awarded a loan to Rachel Sowinski to purchase The Gift Itself in Green Bay. Sowinski has worked at the store for the past five years and has experience as an artist, sales consultant, instructor and manager.

A.C.E. Building Service recently completed a major renovation project in the science wing at Manitowoc Lutheran High School. The renovation revamped the school’s outdated physics/chemistry lab, biology lab and lecture room. Additionally, the science rooms were enlarged and received new flooring, ceilings, windows, laboratory cabinets and fixtures, equipment, demonstration tables, lighting and tier seating.

Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah were named as the top hospitals in the Fox Cities in a recent survey of consumers by the National Research Corp. of Lincoln, Neb. The hospitals received the 2012-13 Consumer Choice Award winners in the Appleton-Oshkosh market for the 11th year in a row. Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark are among only 12 hospitals in Wisconsin to be named Consumer Choice Award winners.

IPS Testing, an independent physical and analytical testing laboratory, is building a 4,000-square-foot addition to its facility at 3211 E. Capitol Drive, Appleton.

Davis & Kuelthau, S.C. of Green Bay was named one of the nation’s best law firms in a report by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The firm was honored in Green Bay’s top tier for its corporate law services and in the second tier for its employment law-management and labor law-management services.

The Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded the Tim Quigley Tourism Award, which honors a local industry advocate, to Lawry Larson, general manager of the Hampton Inn located in Ashwaubenon. The bureau also presented the 2012 Business Partner in Tourism Award to Comfort Suites/Rock Garden/1951 West while the Bill Graham Ministries ROCK the Lakes Tour was named as the year’s top tourism event.

CitizensFirst Credit Union has a new location at 750 Witzel Ave. in Oshkosh. The branch replaces the Sawyer Street location, which also served as CitizensFirst corporate offices until completion of the Highway 44 branch in 2010.

The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin recently honored The Boldt Co. of Appleton with three 2012 Build Wisconsin Awards. Boldt earned an award for a unique grand entrance and stream enhancement project at Lakeland College in Sheboygan and two awards for projects at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. This is the 10th year in a row that Boldt has received Build Wisconsin Awards.

The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded its annual manufacturing awards of distinction. M&M Tool and Mold Inc., Green Bay, won the small company award; Stecker Machine Company Inc., Manitowoc, won the medium company award; Winsert Inc. of Marinette won the Exporter of the Year Award; N.E.W. Plastics Corp. of Luxemburg won the Innovate 360 Award; Velocity Machine Inc. of Green Bay won Judges’ Choice Award; and Olson Fabrication Inc. of Kewaunee won the Friends of Manufacturing Award.

Area credit unions teamed up to sponsor a 20-person dorm room at the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley. Participating credit unions include Badger Globe Credit Union, Community First Credit Union, Cone Credit Union, Evergreen Credit Union, Fox Communities Credit Union, Kim Central Credit Union, Lakeview Credit Union, Menasha Corporation Employees Credit Union, New VISION Credit Union, Prospera Credit Union, St. Elizabeth Employees Credit Union and Unison Credit Union.

Acuity in Sheboygan received four awards at the 2012 ACORD Implementation Forum for delivering agents technology solutions that support real-time business capabilities in both personal and commercial lines. The firm earned the property and casualty straight through processing of data award; the ACORD-User Group Information Exchange Commercial Lines Download Award; the Property & Casualty AL3 Download Award; and the most compelling case study award.

Menasha Packaging, a manufacturer of high-end graphic packaging and merchandising products, won two awards for entries in the 69th annual National Paperboard Packaging Competition. The Neenah company won the gold award for the development of a three-pack specialty carton used to visually showcase Purell hand sanitizer with Jelly Wrap carriers, and an innovation excellence award for its work with the Group II Communications in the development of paperboard novelty cap for McDonald’s.

Oshkosh Defense presented a $100,000 contribution to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

Unity in Green Bay selected Cellcom as the 2012 Unity Guardian Angel award winner for its contributions to the organization.

The Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade gave $10,000 to the Denmark Volunteer Fire Department to purchase new helmets.

Rebuilding Together Fox Valley, an organization responsible for rehabbing homes for low-income seniors and the disabled, has launched a major new fundraising campaign entitled Raise the Roof. The campaign seeks to raise at least $600,000 to fund efforts to rehabilitate more than 100 homes in the next few years.

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers received the National Larry MacPhail Award, which symbolizes the top promotional effort in Minor League Baseball. The Grand Chute team is a Class A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Godfrey & Kahn S.C.’s office in Green Bay was ranked among Tier 1 firms in 2013 Best Law Firms rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; commercial litigation; litigation – eminent domain and condemnation; and trusts and estates law. The firm was ranked among Tier 2 firms in mergers and acquisitions law.

J.J. Keller in Neenah launched its J.J. Keller Client Information Center to help clients stay on top of critical compliance work that is managed by J. J. Keller. The online client information center has a series of dashboards that provide visual snapshots of compliance and links to detail for specific employees or records that require attention.

Automation Products in Sheboygan is adding a 6,216-square-foot expansion. The CNC machine shop will use the new space as a storage area for raw and finished materials as well as space for a future production area. The structure, which is being built by A.C.E. Building Service of Manitowoc, will be made out of Clearspan, which means there are no interior building columns and allows for greater layout flexibility.

ADC WorldMap of Appleton, a division of American Digital Cartography, Inc., released ADC WorldMap Digital Atlas v6.2. The ADC WorldMap upgrade features a new layer that includes more than 93,000 parks and protected areas in 45 countries. The layer contains more than 250 different types of parks and protected areas.

SCA awarded $6,780 in grants to three schools in the Fox Valley: Communities School, Oshkosh North High School, which received $1,780 for equipment supporting a multi-phase project to test water quality and design solutions; Fox River Academy, Appleton, which received $2,500 for a hands-on project that teaches students the principles of Leave No Trace camping; and Woodland Elementary School, Appleton, which received $2,500 for materials to further develop an outdoor classroom setting to include a bird-and-butterfly garden, a rain garden and prairie areas.

The American Forest & Paper Association presented Thilmany Papers of Kaukauna with one of its inaugural Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards. Thilmany was honored with the “Leaders in Sustainability” award for Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction for its energy and water restructuring program.

ChemDesign of Marinette received a Silver National Performance Improvement Honor from SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates) for its commitment to improving its environmental, health, safety and security operations.