ON THE MOVE – Business – October

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 :: Business on the move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Bayland Buildings Inc. received the 2012 Best of the Bay Green Bay Press Gazette Readers’ Choice Award in the best commercial builder category. This is the third year in a row Bayland received the honor. Bayland also recently was selected as the design-build general contractor for the new Town of Oconto Town Hall. The 2,400-square-foot building is being built along Highway 22 in Oconto and will be used for community meetings and polling. Bayland also is designing and building a 5,800-square-foot addition to Stodola’s IGA in Luxemburg. The project, expected to be completed in February, will expand its bakery, deli and produce areas as well as create a new vestibule. Bayland also is the design-build general contractor for an addition to Senior Concepts in Howard, which is adding 8,000 square feet to its current facility. The expansion includes a theater room, indoor garden and sitting area.

Martin Security Systems Inc. moved its corporate headquarters to the Town of Bellevue. The new 11,000-square-foot facility at 2744 Manitowoc Road will provide the company space to manage the double-digit growth it has been experiencing over the past few years.

ASPIRO in Green Bay recently attained the Quality Work Environment Bronze Level of Achievement from NISH, a national, nonprofit agency designated by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission to support people who have significant disabilities by procuring federal contracts for goods and services.

The C.A. Lawton Co. in De Pere received a Workforce Advancement Training grant for skills training. The grant will be used for leadership development and team building and will also include welding and electro-mechanical coursework.

Barrick Gold chose Manitowoc Cranes to assist with the Pascua-Lama mining project in the Andes Mountains between Chile and Argentina in South America. Manitowoc and Grove cranes are also working on upgrades to Lambeau Field.

Salon Aura is opening a new salon in Green Bay later this year at the corner of W. Mason and Taylor streets.

The Fox Valley Humane Association received a $2,500 donation from the customers and staff members of Matthews Tire following Oil Change for the Better, an event held in June where customers donated money from each oil change to the non-profit.

Vandervest Harley-Davidson dealership recently opened at 1966 Velp Ave., Green Bay.

The Door County Community Foundation recently announced a grant of $1,500 to the Door County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. – Ministry Fund. The Ministry Fund, or Katie’s Fund, provides assistance throughout Door County for such needs as transportation, prescriptions, rental assistance, food, clothing, and medical and dental costs, helping residents through unstable life situations.

Giantseed Creative LLC, a web design and Internet marketing studio, recently joined the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center’s business incubator in Green Bay. Giantseed specializes in web design and web development, e-commerce and content management for personal and small business websites.

U.S. Oil a division of U.S. Venture, opened a GAIN clean fueling station at the River Cities Traffic Plaza in Marinette. The station provides compressed natural gas (CNG) to trucking businesses and individual drivers. The station was built with support from local trucking firm, Veriha Trucking Inc.

Standard & Poor’s reaffirmed Sheboygan’s Acuity Insurance’s financial strength rating of A+ and upgraded its outlook to stable.

Angelus Retirement Village of Hobart recently graduated from the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center incubator in Green Bay. The business entered the incubator earlier this year and staff members recently moved into a new 52,000-square-foot Angelus Retirement Village in Hobart.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Menominee Nation have teamed up to offer a Menominee language course to college students and the general public. Taught by Menominee Nation Elders Muqsahkwat, also known as Ron Corn Jr., and Napos, also known as David Turney Sr., the Menominee language course will use indigenous educational methods together with Western methods of language instruction.

The Outagamie County Regional Airport in Greenville recently broke ground for its new general aviation terminal on Aug. 15 in the south general aviation area. The terminal is the first net zero energy aviation terminal in the country.

Lamers Bus Line is building a new 6,280-square-foot bus garage and 1,474-square-foot mezzanine in Ripon. Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders is handling the design-build project. Lamers hopes to move into the new facility this winter.

Kobussen Buses Ltd. of Kaukauna was named the 2012 Contractor of the Year by School Bus Fleet Magazine. The 75-year-old family-owned business provides transportation for 12 school district customers.

Cypress Benefit Administrators, an Appleton-based national third-party administrator, recently announced a strategic partnership with PH Tech of Salem, Ore. The partnership will allow PH Tech’s clients to seamlessly move their third-party administration business to Cypress as a result of PH Tech’s recent decision to exit the self-funded benefit administration business.

SnapGiant, a social and mobile text message marketing service provider in Little Chute, has rolled SnapGiant 2.0, a powerful mobile marketing platform to deliver an integrated social and mobile marketing solution under a single unified dashboard.

Gary LeMaster of the LeMaster Group LLC has purchased the Wisconsin Box Company, which has facilities in Cleveland in Manitowoc County, Wausau, Tennessee and New York.

Utech Consulting Inc. is building a new facility at 1537 American Court in De Pere. Utech specializes in customized organizational development and leadership development, with clients throughout northeast Wisconsin and in the southeastern United States. Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. of Appleton is building the new 4,500-square-foot office and training space.

CitizensFirst Credit Union’s recent corporate office expansion on Universal Street in Oshkosh received a Certified LEED certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. CitizensFirst’s efficient building envelope, energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and control systems contribute to making the building 21 percent more efficient than a conventional commercial building. Gries Architectural Group Inc. and Miron Construction Co. Inc. worked on the project.

New York Life recently gave a $25,000 Community Impact Grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley to support its Center for Grieving Children program.

Dental Associates, which has five clinics in the New North region and is Wisconsin’s largest family-owned dental group practice, received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Inc. in Appleton received a $33,333 grant as part of a multi-year grant from the Frank C. Shattuck Community Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region Inc. to support Paper Discovery Center’s education coordinator position.

1 Engineering & Manufacturing, also known as 1EM, has tripled its manufacturing capacity since Mark Berge and Todd Marohl launched it in December 2011. The duo acquired the assets and employees of the fabrication and engineering operations of Veolia Environmental Services after their French headquarters announced withdrawal from 37 countries. Since then, 1EM has successfully completed work in progress for Veolia commissioned by Oceaneering, IUC Group, Phoenix International and SPX Dollinger. The Neenah company is adding new equipment and more workers to help deal with the increase in business.

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Integrated Network Cancer Program at St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center in Green Bay.

Fox Communities Credit Union and Sunrise Credit Union merged in August with Sunrise’s 3,600 members joining the Appleton-headquartered credit union, which has offices from Green Bay to Oshkosh.

The Small Business Administration has provided the Advance Microloan program in Green Bay a $500,000 loan of funds. Since its inception, the microloan program has issued loans of $520,000 to 12 businesses in the Brown County area. Loans have been approved and disbursed to both existing businesses and several new business start-ups. Further, two existing businesses were purchased using funds from this program.

Entrust Inc. and Heartland Business Systems in Little Chute entered into an agreement that allows Heartland Business Systems to offer an authentication service for law enforcement agencies that’s designed to aid in their compliance with FBI security and authentication requirements outlined in the Criminal Justice Information Security Policy.

Tufco Technologies Inc., a Green Bay contract manufacturer of wipes in North America and a leader in flexographic printing, adhesive laminations and business imaging products, recently purchased additional assets to support the growth of its wipes converting operation. The new equipment includes two Ilapak Delta 3000 LD-HS flow wrappers on their PCMC Clipper No. 2 converter and a H22S, seven-lane, single fold, horizontal towelette, form/fill/seal machine from Circle Packaging.

RGL Holdings Inc. of Green Bay received a National Safety Council 2012 Industry Leader Award, a component of the NSC member-exclusive Safety Motivation and Recognition Awards Program. RGL is one of only 38 companies nationwide honored with the 2012 Industry Leader Award for its outstanding safety achievements.

Breakthrough Fuel of Green Bay recently surpassed a billion gallons of fuel managed for its clients since the company was formed in 2004.

Pinnacle Cataract and Laser Institute, 4648 W. Spencer St., Appleton, recently broke ground on a 3,885-square-foot addition. The expansion, which includes additional preoperative, surgical and recovery areas, will enhance its patient services and availability.

FocusCPA and Check-n-Account have merged to become FocusCPA Inc. in Green Bay. The company is co-owned by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom and Amy Eliason.