Business on the Move – August 2013

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 :: People and Business on the Move
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A new Burlington Coat Factory will be the first tenant in the former Cub Foods store at 1616 W. Mason St. in Green Bay. Since Cub Foods went out of business in 2009 the property has been empty. Burlington expects the new store to generate 50 new jobs.

Grace Yoga Studio LLC opened in the Broadway District in Green Bay at 333 N. Broadway St. Classes offered are vinyasa-based and focus on strength and flexibility. Special workshops, events and wellness programs will also be held at the studio.

Career Options, Inc. relocated to 2800 E. Enterprise Ave. in Appleton from its previous location at 501 S. Nicolet Road in Appleton. Career Options will be located in the PAMCO Executive Office Suites.

Heartland Business Systems of Little Chute earned Cisco Master TelePresence Video ATP certification. The company had recently completed its Cisco Active Collaboration Room facility. Heartland’s ACR facility will also be used for software training courses and for other organizations to rent for meetings and interviews. The company was also named Cisco’s State, Local and Education (SLED) Partner of the Year for the U.S./Canada Region. This is the second consecutive year that the company has won this award. The continued success in the SLED market resulted in a 30 percent increase in Cisco sales for Heartland in the public sector.

Cellcom opened a new retail location at 914 North 14th St. in Sheboygan. The company is also opening its second coffeehouse at the new Sheboygan site. Glas, the green coffeehouse, will serve coffee and espresso drinks, loose-leaf tea, smoothies and sandwiches and bakery items.

QuickStart Inc. moved from its Green Bay office on Packerland Drive to 211 N. Broadway, Suite 217, in Old Fort Square in the Broadway District.

Three North Central Wisconsin area contractor associations held a charity golf outing. The businesses were: Great Lakes Mechanical, Inc., Mechanical Technologies, Inc. and Bartelt Insulation Supply, Inc. The charities that received donations were: the American Red Cross, Calvary Chapel-Caneille, Haiti, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Honor Flight, Inc., Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, New Community Shelter, Next Door Foundation, Paul’s Pantry-Green Bay, Salvation Army-Fox Cities and Wounded Warrior Project.

H.C. Miller of Green Bay announced that it is projecting a 20 percent growth rate over the next five years. Due to expanded sales, revenue has increased by 80 percent in the past nine months.

AgriSteel of Seymour opened a new facility. The steel fabricating company has been in business for more than 35 years and participates in the American Institute of Steel Construction, Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association, and the Better Business Bureau.

Brown County United Way recently participated in its first “Day of Action” on June 21. The event resulted in Schneider National, Inc., donating $5,000 to Forward Service Corporation. More than 50 volunteers gathered to work on service projects throughout the community, including making breakfast for the residents of Golden House, lunch for the Boys & Girls Club Summer Club and lemonade for the community.

Complete Auto Repair of Neenah opened its new facility at 187 S. Green Bay Road. Owners Mike Sakis and Mike Brandow bring more than 40 years of combined automotive experience and have worked together since 1993. They are both Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.

Emmons Business Interiors (EBI) of De Pere, the largest office furniture dealership in Wisconsin, earned a distinguished award from the HON Company, the second-largest office furniture manufacturer in the world, for outstanding sales and service to its office furniture customers in 2012.

Horizon Village, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s newest residence hall, was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Horizon Village is one of only a handful of buildings in Northeast Wisconsin to earn this ranking. There are fewer than 10 buildings in Northeast Wisconsin’s major cities with this ranking.

U.S. Oil opened another GAIN Clean Fueling station at Express Convenience Center at 1618 Velp Ave. in Green Bay. The new station will provide compressed natural gas (CNG) to trucking businesses and individual drivers. This station is the ninth GAIN Clean Fueling station in the country to be constructed by U.S. Oil. The company plans on adding a minimum of 50 more across the country in the next five years.

Schenck SC was ranked 23rd on the Vault Accounting 50, an annual list of the 50 best accounting employers in North America. The companies that were ranked were judged by an independent rating company and were tried in various categories. Schenck ranked nationally among the top 10 accounting firms in the areas of hours, work/life balance, compensation, benefits and formal training.

Navitus Health Solutions, LLC in Appleton received the top rating for overall customer satisfaction from the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) for small pharmacy benefit managers that serve less than 20 million members. The company received a top satisfaction score (10) by 85 percent of its customers. Categories in which the company was judged were: delivering promised savings, delivering promised services, effective use of technology, effective tools to manage drug benefit costs and innovative programs and services.

Manitowoc Crane recently announced that two of its cranes overcame severe weather conditions to help erect wind turbines at the Sandy Ridge Wind Farm in Tyrone, Pa. The two cranes, a Manitowoc 18000 crawler crane and a Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane, erected 25 Gamesa G87 wind turbines despite chilling winter temperatures, strong winds and excessive snow.

J.J. Keller and Associates in Neenah was recognized by Google’s 2012 Economic Impact Report as an innovative company that positively affects Wisconsin. The report praised the company for using Google tools to help businesses manage risk, safety and compliance and for supporting Wisconsin’s economy by maintaining local operations and relying on local vendors.

History Museum at the Castle in Appleton won the 2013 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, the highest recognition for preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The museum won the award for its “Progressive Appleton” exhibit, which tracks the Fox Cities’ origin and transformation into a modern center for industry.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans earned an AA (very strong) rating and a “stable outlook” rating from Fitch Ratings. The AA rating is the third-highest of Fitch’s 19 categories. The company received this recognition due its consistent profitability, high-quality investment portfolio, lack of financial debt and its favorable market franchise within the Lutheran market.

EP-Direct opened a new store at 406 N. Monroe Ave. in Green Bay. The shop specializes in signs, graphics, displays and design. The company has been in business since 1969.

Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc received a scholarship for a representative to attend the Quality and Safety Roadmap in San Diego. The Quality and Safety Roadmap is a program that helps hospitals achieve higher quality and safety. Only eight hospitals in the state received this scholarship.

Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation, based in Madison with offices statewide, received the Large CDC (Certified Development Companies) of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The company is credited with helping many Wisconsin businesses in recovering from the recession.

Bemis Company, Inc. in Neenah acquired all of the common stock of Foshan New Changsheng Plastics Films Co., LTD (NCS), in Foshan, China. The transaction is not expected to change the company’s earnings for 2013.

CitizensFirst Credit Union of Oshkosh announced an increase in commitment to Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac as the principal sponsor of Habitat’s “Celebration of Hope/Windows of Opportunity” fundraiser. The fundraiser will be in September and will go toward the current Habitat build at 16 S. Hickory St. in Fond du Lac.

Menasha Packaging Company’s Hartford plant was recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top 100 Workplace in Southeastern Wisconsin for 2013. The plant ranked 27th out of 44 in the “mid-size company” category.