Business on the Move – September 2013

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Waupaca Foundry Inc. received Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation’s 2012 Supplier of the Year award. The foundry’s Waupaca plant makes flywheels for Kawasaki engines and its Marinette plant makes crankshafts. Both plants were cited for 100 percent on-time delivery.

The TREG Foundation, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group’s not-for-profit foundation, raised more than $25,000 in its 11th annual charity golf outing. The TREG Foundation has helped more than 30 charities throughout the state, including Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh, the Red Cross and the Waupaca United Way.

Candeo Creative moved into a new location at 21B Waugoo Ave. in Oshkosh to accommodate a growing number of staff and clients.

The Advance Business & Manufacturing Center in Green Bay added Fond du Lac-based Quality Packaging, Inc. and Madison-based Quali-Temps to its business incubation program.

Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020 launched a health and wellness website, The website was created to help county residents research health topics. The site also features a calendar of upcoming health and wellness-related events.

Legato Healthcare Marketing has added Manitowoc-based Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, the Reedsburg Area Medical Center and the Appleton-based Alexander Eye Institute as clients. Legato provides marketing counsel, branding services and public relations.

Consolidated Construction Company dedicated its new 700-square-foot training center to the late Ray McGuire, a longtime Consolidated Construction employee. The training center is located behind the company’s main office at 4300 N. Richmond Street in Grand Chute, in the same area as McGuire’s former office. The center will provide technology and space for trade and safety training, professional development, collaboration sessions and meetings.

BPM Inc. of Peshtigo added pastel colors to the Envirographic 100 portfolio of 100 percent post-consumer recycled papers. The new collection consists of six pastel colors: blue, green, canary, goldenrod, pink and cream.

A.C.E. Building Service was named a “High Performance Builder” by Butler Manufacturing, a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. The title is awarded to companies that meet or exceed annual trade goals. Only 160 of 1,100 eligible businesses received the title.

Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca now can accommodate water births. Riverside is the only hospital in the ThedaCare system to offer the service.

Menasha Packaging’s Yukon plant in Ruffs Dale, Penn., received certifications from two global product safety organizations. The company was recognized by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The 2013 Family Business First Awards of Northeast Wisconsin recognized Menasha-based McClone, The Boldt Co. of Appleton and Wisconsin Spice, Inc. of Berlin. The Family Business First Awards recognize businesses located in Northeast Wisconsin that excel in sales, innovation, economic impact, profits, employment, and giving back to the community.

The Boldt Co. of Appleton completed Appleton Alliance Church’s 120,000-square-foot addition at 2593 Grand Chute Blvd. The addition will accommodate growing membership and features a coffee shop, gymnasium, walking trails and athletic fields.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Nursing accepted 19 registered nurses from six states to the first cohort in the new online master of science degree in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Management in Health Systems program, which starts this fall. Most of the students are UW-Green Bay alumni.

Ministry Door County Medical Center-Dental Clinic received a $35,000 grant from Wal-Mart. The clinic has been providing oral health care to the underserved youth population of Door and Kewaunee counties since 1999.

ThedaCare and Appleton agencies Willems Marketing and Write Image won a 2013 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America for the 2011 Trauma Center at Theda Clark Medical Center annual report. The three businesses were recognized for the joint entry during an awards ceremony held June 13 in New York.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans was named to the 2013 Ward’s 50 Top Performing Insurance Companies in the life-health category. Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company of Neenah and Acuity of Sheboygan were listed in the property-casualty categories. The recognition places each company in the top 2 percent of insurers nationwide. Each Ward’s 50 company passed all safety and consistency screens and achieved superior performance over five years.

Acuity’s 2012 Annual Report, created in partnership with DuFour Advertising of Sheboygan, earned a Platinum MarCom Award and a Platinum Hermes Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The report also earned a Bronze Stevie Award in the American Business Awards category. The 2012 report, titled Word of Mouth, used computer-driven, miniature video technology within a traditional bound-book format to deliver an interactive experience to readers. Acuity also recently received the Top Partner Award from the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents.

Skyline Technologies of Appleton has been recognized as the 2013 Central Region Azure Partner of the Year by Microsoft. Skyline was an early adopter of Microsoft Azure and has been using the platform for more than three years. The Microsoft Azure Partner of the Year award recognizes a Microsoft partner that has worked innovatively to address the needs of customers.

The merger of Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) with Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) is complete. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association approved CUW’s acquisition of CUAA in July.

Dick’s Family Foods in Wrightstown has chosen Bayland Buildings of Hobart as the general contractor for its new Sherwood location at W647 Knight Drive. The 20,000-square-foot store is expected to open in March 2014.

CitizensFirst Credit Union of Oshkosh increased asset value by $9.9 million and opened two new branches in 2012.

The Green Bay-based Home Instead Senior Care franchise has acquired the Madison franchise, increasing operations to more than 500 full- and part-time employees, serving the Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Cedarburg and Dane County areas. Home Instead Senior Care is the largest provider of comprehensive home care services for seniors.

Keller Inc. Planners, Architects and Builders of Kaukauna will remodel Vande Hey Brantmeier in Chilton at 614 N. Madison St. Vande Hey Brantmeier will receive General Motors image upgrades both inside and out, including a new exterior façade, new flooring, painting, and graphics on the interior.

Excalibur Edge Consulting of Appleton has opened. Owner Dave Salzwedel has more than 10 years of consulting experience and offers several business management services.

River’s Bend Health & Rehab Center remodeled its Rapids Recovery Unit at 960 South Rapids Road, Manitowoc.

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received a National Excellence in Community Impact Award. The award was presented at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 2013 National Business & Leadership Conference in Dallas. The Chamber has more than 60 members.

The American Great Lakes Port Association elected new leadership at the organization’s annual summer meeting in Oswego, N.Y. Dean Haen, director of the Brown County Port and Resource Recovery, will serve as vice president of the organization. The Brown County Port and Resource Recovery, formerly the Brown County Port & Solid Waste Department, changed its name because of the department’s growth and structural reorganization.

Enlighten Financial, LLC is partnering with the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce as the Chamber’s loan underwriter for the Advance MicroLoan Program.

The Ministry Door County Medical Center Foundation received a $25,000 grant from the Helen Bader Foundation to support the Door County Memory Clinic.