On the Move – Business

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 :: Business on the move
Sean P. Johnson
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

AJS Tap Handles selected A.C.E. Building Service as the design-build contractor for a 16,470-square-foot expansion to its facility in Random Lake. The expansion will be completed in phases to keep AJS Tap Handles 100 percent operational during construction, with the project estimated to be completed in November.

Holy Family Memorial broke ground on its HFM Lakefront Campus, which will provide expanded outpatient health care and wellness services to residents living in Two Rivers and surrounding communities. The facility is expected to open in 2017. For the fourth consecutive year, HFM was named a Most Wired Hospital by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Oshkosh-based kitplane maker Sonex Aircraft plans to export its homebuilt aircraft kits to China and announced a partnership with Chinese firm Uniworld to promote its line of aircraft kits and AeroConversion products in the Asian nation.

Xensr Inc. released Wave Replay, which turns the Xensr Air 3D GPS into an accurate and detailed surf-tracking device that enables surfers around the world to track their surf sessions with detailed analytics and 3D replay of their rides.

Oshkosh-based Windward Wealth Strategies and Minneapolis-based Caissa Wealth Strategies are joining forces to form a shared Registered Investment Advisory. Each firm will continue to operate under its existing name and leadership.

Creative Business Services announced the purchase of The Rowley Tool Corporation, Green Lake, by Alwin Manufacturing, Green Bay.  The purchase was brokered by Josh Phillips and Gary Van Sistine.

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center, home to HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Research Institute, is now participating in the National Cancer Institute-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice precision medicine, cancer clinical trial.

The Stockbridge Munsee Community hired Bayland Buildings, Inc. as the general contractor for its new elderly services center in Bowler. The 7,200-square-foot project includes multipurpose space for daily dining services and hosting occasional community events, a large stone fireplace, a commercial-grade kitchen, professional meeting areas and a covered drive-up/drop off area. The new building will connect two existing elderly apartments and is meant to replace the current 40-year-old elderly center. Construction is expected to be complete in the winter of 2016.

Plymouth Foam Inc. announced its new “Engineered Particle Foams” product lines, including EPP (expanded polypropylene), EPE (expanded polyethylene), and ETPU (expanded thermoplastic urethane). 

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc., a full-service design-build construction firm headquartered in Appleton, announced construction is under way for the second phase of The View at Pine Ridge, Oconomowoc. Phase two construction is expected to be completed in March 2017.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded three New North region communities grants to redevelop abandoned industrial sites: NewPage Paper Mill, Kimberly, receives a $500,000 grant. The 90-acre site along the Fox River is expected to become home to a $12 million mixed-used neighborhood that will ultimately include more than 60,000 square feet of commercial development and more than 800 residential housing units; Larsen Cannery, Green Bay, receives $425,000. The former cannery is being redeveloped into an upscale office, retail and residential development in downtown Green Bay, expected to generate between $20 million and $30 million in investment; Jeld-Wen property, Oshkosh, receives $375,000. The site is designated for a mixed-use development that would include residential, commercial and office space that could generate up to $60 million in private investment. WEDC also awarded Community Development Investment Grants to four New North region cities to support local community development and redevelopment efforts: The City of De Pere has been awarded $241,397 to help the New Leaf Market renovate a space in a downtown building to establish a full-service, 10,000-square-foot community-owned grocery store; the City of Manitowoc has been awarded $250,000 to assist in the efforts to improve the historic Schuette Building, built in 1902 and located in the heart of city; the City of Sheboygan has been awarded $250,000 to assist in a redevelopment of the former Boston Store property, a site identified as a priority for redevelopment in the city’s 2014 Downtown Master Plan; and the City of Waupaca has been awarded $225,739 to assist in redevelopment of the vacant 1882 Pinkerton Building, located in the North Main Street Historic District.

Keller, Planners, Architects, Builders, a design/build general contractor, announced several new projects: The Lakes Company, Green Bay, a remodeling project expected to be completed in October; Forever Dance Company, Green Bay, a 5,838-square-foot dance studio, expected to be completed in September; United Coop-Auroraville, Berlin, a 5,194-square-foot liquid load-out building, expected to be completed in September; Winn Family Dentistry, Chippewa Falls, remodel, expected to be completed in September; Old Fashioned Foods, Mayville, a 1,620-square-foot clean room, expected to be complete in August; Blackhawk Shooting Sports, Cedar Grove, a 7,562-square-foot gun training facility, expected to be completed in January;  Griffin Chevrolet, Milwaukee, office addition and remodel an existing showroom, expected to be complete in August.

Legacy Estates will soon open a new concept in senior living. An alternative to nursing homes and traditional assisted living, the concept, which has adults sharing single-family style residences, has been referred to as “The Golden Girls Concept.”

Festival Foods was featured as the headliner in an episode of the “World’s Greatest! …” television series as the World’s Greatest Grocery Store. The Festival Foods episode — Episode 231 — aired Aug. 1 and Aug. 8. The episode will be available on the show’s “episodes” page at worldsgreatesttelevision.com.

Fehr Graham, a Midwest engineering and environmental firm with offices in Plymouth, earned a spot on the Zweig Group Hot Firm List for the third year in a row, ranking No. 72 on the list of the 100 fastest-growing privately held architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada.

Independent Printing installed a new FujiFilm J Press 720S, sheet-fed digital inkjet press that offers a high-quality output alternative to offset printing, especially for short-run jobs that require fast turn-around.

Miron Construction Co., Inc. is partnering with Sargent & Lundy to build the Marquette Energy Center in Marquette, Mich. When complete, the Marquette Energy Center will house three environmentally clean reciprocating internal combustion engines that can supply the community with 54 megawatts of power. Completion of construction is expected by October. The company was also selected as the contractor for the $8.7 million renovation of Appleton’s Erb Park and the construction of a new pool. Miron has also partnered with Eppstein Uhen Architects on renovations and additions to Fletcher Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, scheduled to be complete in August 2017.

Northern Electric, Inc. completed work on the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College L. Orchard Housing, a privately-managed 50,000-square-foot, four-story student housing apartment community serving the students of NWTC and other surrounding schools.

Stellar Blue Technologies, a Neenah-based digital marketing firm, launched custom websites for Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems Inc. and Just Orthodontics.

Omni Glass & Paint, Inc. will take part in the renovations at Fletcher Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus. Omni will handle the installation of the ribbed panels and aluminum composite panels.

Cornerstone Business Services, Inc., of Green Bay, announced that Contrail Aviation Support, Inc. of Verona has been acquired by Air T, Inc. of Maiden, N.C. Jason Tuzinkewich of Cornerstone Business Services, Inc. served as the mergers and acquisitions advisor.

Bellin Health Partners and Holy Family Memorial entered into a collaborative business relationship to improve care and reduce costs for employers and individual consumers. HFM will participate in Bellin Health Partners, a physician-led accountable care organization and network of health care organizations, physicians and mid-level providers.

Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and Family Dental Center of Green Bay are combining beginning this month when the merged practice begins seeing patients at its new office, 2609 Development Drive, Green Bay.

The Greater Green Bay Chamber has engaged TIP Strategies, an Austin-based economic development consulting firm, to assist with the preparation of an Economic Development Strategic Plan for the Greater Green Bay region. This work will result in a shared set of strategies for guiding the region’s economic growth over the next five years.

Evergreen Power began construction of new building in Little Chute. Evergreen Power is a new business offering small engine sales, repair and storage. Frontier Builders is the design/build general contractor on the project.

Aurora BayCare Medical earned the Get with The Guidelines-AFIB Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.

KerberRose, a certified public accounting firm with offices throughout Northeast and Central Wisconsin, received a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

Alyssa and Anna Fine Jewelry received an Editor’s Pick Award from Wisconsin Bride magazine.

Acuity has been named to the 2016 Ward’s 50 list of top-performing property-casualty companies and has appeared on the list since 2000. Acuity was also featured on workplace lists published by Fortune and Great Place to Work: Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance, Best Workplaces for Baby Boomers, Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates and Best Workplaces for Millennials.

Fortune published its list of the 30 best workplaces in the finance and insurance industries, which included Acuity Insurance, #3, and Secura Insurance, #21. 

St. Norbert College was ranked one of the most affordable private colleges in the country by Money magazine. St. Norbert was ranked 37th.

HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital was one of 798 hospitals to receive an A for safety in the new Hospital Safety Scores released by The Leapfrog Group, which assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades. Leapfrog Group is a patient safety watchdog group.

St. Francis Home earned a “deficiency-free” survey from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Wisconsin Department of Health. St. Francis Home is a 107-bed Medicare-certified skilled nursing facility.

A team of IT professionals from The Lake Companies, competing in UI Lab’s Digital Manufacturing Hackathon in Chicago, received the People’s Choice Award for their innovative creation of an app related to real-word manufacturing floor issues. UI Labs is a Chicago-based research and commercialization collaborative, working with universities, industry and government.

Three divisions of Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. were awarded ISO 9001:2008 recertification for quality management systems. Modern Plastics, Modern Design and Development and Valley Plating & Fabricating were all recertified by Intertek. The ISO 9001:2008 certification is given to businesses demonstrating a commitment to providing the highest quality products and services to its customers.

Kondex Corporation hosted a fundraiser brat fry to support the Campbellsport High School Technical Education Department that raised more than $1,700. Kondex rounded up to an even $2,000.

H.J. Martin and Son has been selected to the 2016 Top 50 Contractors list of Walls & Ceilings magazine.