Business on the Move – July 2013

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 :: People and Business on the Move
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Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. received two top awards from Steel King Industries Inc. of Stevens Point for the 2012 sales year. Wisconsin Lift Truck has been a distributor of Steel King products for more than 20 years.

The American Heart Association recognized Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP as a “Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite” for a second consecutive year. Baker Tilly was recognized for helping employees eat better and move more.

Breakthrough Fuel has been awarded the “Winning Through Innovation” award from Unilever at the company’s first North American Partner to Win event in New York. The award recognizes Breakthrough Fuel’s efforts to develop and execute a fuel management program to reduce the costs, consumption and emissions of energy used to ship Unilever’s products throughout North America.

Eight Northeast Wisconsin employers were honored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense operational committee, for their support of deployed Guard and Reserve employees, including:

Air Wisconsin Airlines and Fox Valley Animal Referral Center of Appleton; HC Miller Company and Schneider National of Green Bay; Kohler Co.; Kwik Trip and Oshkosh Defense of Oshkosh; and Aurora Sheboygan Clinic.

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. announced that M&A Advisor has named the firm a “2013 M&A Advisor Turnaround Award” winner in the restructuring community impact category. The firm also was nominated in the category of industrial goods and basic resources.

The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Inc. received a grant of $2,000 from the Green Bay Packers Foundation to support STEM education programs at the Paper Discovery Center, a science and technology museum operated by the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Inc.

The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board will receive a performance award for exceeding standards for Program Year 2011. The award is given to workforce development boards achieving or exceeding certain standards in nine performance measures. In addition, the award recognizes attainment levels in the Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs.

QuickStart Inc.’s Green Bay office has moved to 211 N. Broadway, Suite 217, in Old Fort Square. Since 2001, QuickStart has assisted more than 500 entrepreneurs/owners obtain more than $250 million in financing from financial institutions and other sources of capital.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center received three “Get With the Guidelines” awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recognizing commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care.

Cabela’s Inc. will hold an official grand opening of its Green Bay store July 25. The 100,000-square-foot store is located in the Titletown Development area, at the southeast quadrant of U.S. 41 and Lombardi Avenue near Lambeau Field in Ashwaubenon.

LaForce, Inc., Green Bay, has sold its decorative hardware division, which supplies materials for single family residential homes, to a group of Green Bay businessmen who are renaming the business Inspiration Hardware.

A.C.E. Building Service, Manitowoc, was selected by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Louis Corners as the design/build contractor for a 3,076-square-foot addition. The project will provide the church with an upgraded kitchen, expanded fellowship hall, new toilet rooms, new Sunday school rooms, upgraded mechanical systems, and a large Bible class and meeting room all on one accessible level.

Nicolet Plastics, Inc. was recognized with highest honors in the ninth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, presented by the Manufacturing Leadership Community, part of the Frost & Sullivan market research firm. Nicolet Plastics Inc. was named Small Manufacturer of the Year, recognized for having carried out the most transformative projects reviewed this year by the ML100 panel of industry judges. Nicolet Plastics Inc. was selected from among all 2013 ML100 Award winners with annual revenues of under $1 billion.

Prevea Health was recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. The association’s Midwest branch recognized 348 worksites. Only 60 received Platinum recognition.

Keller, Inc., Planners, Architects and Builders, a design/build general contractor with offices in the Fox Cities, has been named a Silver ESOP Award winner by The ESOP Association. The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership. Keller also will complete the remodeling and addition for First National Bank under the direction of Keller project manager Dave Stubbs and architect Steve Klessig.

The Ministry Fund Program at Ministry Door County Medical Center received a $2,000 Sustainability Grant from the Door County Community Foundation. The Ministry Fund Program (sometimes referred to as Katie’s Fund) helps provide assistance for those in need in Door County.

Mercy Medical Center recently received a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Mercy Medical Center is the only hospital in northeast Wisconsin, and one of two hospitals in the state, to have this distinction. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who improve patient outcomes and align practices with the AACN’s six healthy work environment standards. Units that achieve these recognitions meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

Heritage Lake Storage LLC of De Pere recently purchased the 100 mini-storage-unit facility on Mid Valley Road off of Hwy 41 in De Pere from Lawrence Leasing Mini-Storage. The transaction was facilitated by Gary Van Sistine of Creative Business Services of Green Bay.

Town of Lawrence officials broke ground on its new 7,100-square-foot Town Hall building in June at 2400 Shady Court. The new building will be completed by late October.

Leadership Fond du Lac announced the installation of 20 bike racks along Main Street in downtown Fond du Lac, meant to encourage the use of bicycles to promote a healthier mode of transportation. The racks were installed in May between the blocks of Merrill Avenue and 4th Street/Western Avenue. The design, purchase and installation of the racks was organized by Team Rock Solid members: Linda Ahrens of Aurora HealthCare, Robb Duveneck of Fond du Lac City Police Department, Ellen Mielke of Fox Valley Savings Bank, Mike Schumacher of Valders Stone & Marble Inc/Eden Stone, Megan Stahmann of Habitat for Humanity and Pam VandeBerg of Mercury Marine.

Grace Yoga Studio LLC in Green Bay opened its doors in May in the historic Broadway District. Grace Yoga offers Vinyasa-based classes that focus on strength and flexibility. Special workshops, events, and wellness programs will also be held at the studio, which is located in the Historic Fort Howard Wouters Building at 333 North Broadway.

SCA Tissue, a leading global hygiene and forest-products company with manufacturing operations in Neenah and Menasha, is marking the 10-year anniversary of the Xpressnap napkin dispenser system. Xpressnap is the one-at-a-time dispenser that can dramatically cut napkin waste. Since 2003, Xpressnap’s 100 percent recycled and certified compostable napkins have diverted more than a half billion pounds of recycled paper from landfills.

Orchard Country Winery & Market of Fish Creek received silver medals for its Lauren Elizabeth, Pear, Black Cherry and Cherry Blossom wines from the Tasters Guild International Wine Competition. This year’s competition had more than 2,000 entries from 10 countries and 27 states.

The Port of Green Bay has earned an Award of Excellence for its 2012 Communication Plan by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade association representing leading port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere. Twenty-six seaports were recognized by the annual Communications Awards program. Ports from across the United States submitted award nominations in 15 classifications. Award winners will be recognized during the AAPA’s 102nd National Convention in October.