On the move: Businesses

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 :: Business on the move
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Business development 

Little Food Co. opened a production facility in downtown Kaukauna.

Dynamic Drinkware Fundraising announced plans to establish a fundraising office within its Oshkosh headquarters.

NOVO added Bayside Chiropractic to its NOVO Health Clinic in De Pere.

Jake’s Diapers acquired the assets of The Little Bee Co. of Milton, Penn.

Bay Tek Games updated its name to Bay Tek Entertainment.

Family Insurance Center became a franchise partner of Keystone Insurers Group.

Marco expanded to the East Coast with its acquisition of Phillips Office Solutions.

Fresh-flo Corp. announced upgrades to its Fresh-flo Transport Aerator.

Appleton International Airport launched a new nonstop route to Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Fla.

C3 Corp. moved into additional warehousing space in Appleton. The company now has two locations: its headquarters on Venture Drive and the warehousing location on Lynndale Drive.

The Farmory announced plans to add a commercial fish hatchery. It will be the first full-scale, year-round fish hatchery in Wisconsin.

Red Arrow Products announced the opening of its new Global Center of Excellence for Smoke and Grill Technology.

Business comings and goings 

Money management business BN Focus opened in Green Bay.

J.D. Byrider will open dealerships in Fond du Lac and Oshkosh.

Prevea Vision opened at the Shops at Woodlake in Kohler.

Altitude Trampoline Park will open a location in Appleton.

IQ Resource Group opened a new location in Manitowoc.

Luxe Fine Jewelry opened in Neenah.

Aunt Ethels’ Adult Emporium opened in De Pere.

Fox Valley Iron Metal & Auto Salvage in Oshkosh and Gibson Iron Metal and Auto in Neenah were shut down by the Wisconsin Department of Administration following the owner’s racketeering conviction.

Construction news

Developer Cardinal Capital Management announced plans to build a $13 million, five-story, 62-unit apartment complex called 7Penn in downtown Sheboygan.

Waters Edge Development of Sheboygan, LLC broke ground on its new Water’s Edge condominium project.

Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America broke ground on a new welcome center at Camp Rokilio in Kiel.

Kaukauna Youth Baseball broke ground on its new baseball complex.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. completed additions and renovations for the intermediate, middle and high schools in Little Chute, and an addition and remodel for Mount Olive Lutheran Church and School. It also ranked among the Top 100 Green Building Contractors in Engineering News Record.

Keller, Builders, Planners, Architects announced projects for: Town of Pittsfield, Pulaski; Bayland Properties Inc., Green Bay; Calumet County Courthouse, Chilton; S&L Motors, Pulaski; Wisconsin Gear and Machine Works, Green Bay; Shoreline Credit Union, Manitowoc; Power Engineers, Appleton; Moose Bar, Clintonville; Envision-Ink, Greenville; Wangard Partners, Watertown; Starz Dance Academy, Muskego; Lamers
Bus, Sauk City; and Casey’s General Store, Reedsburg.

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc announced new projects for: St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom; Central Storage & Warehouse Co., Caledonia; and De Wafelbakkers, Atlanta, marking the company’s first project in Georgia. 

The Town of Ledgeview opened its new community center and Fire Station No. 1. Performa led the project and The Boldt Co. completed the construction. Performa also opened a new office in Atlanta.

A.C.E. Building Service announced projects for Manitowoc Pattern and Machining, LLC and the Manitowoc Menards and completed new offices for Schaus Roofing and Mechanical.

Renovations were completed at the Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice Residence in De Pere.

Piggy Wiggly in Sister Bay announced expansion plans.

Awards/recognitions/milestones

Professional Plating Inc. received the Exemplary Employer Award from the Department of Workforce Development Assistant Deputy for its commitment to recruiting and hiring job seekers with disabilities.

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce recognized businesses at its 111th Meeting and Recognition Program: UW-Oshkosh Student Association, Alberta S. Kimball Community Service Award; Castle Pierce, Enterprise of the Year; The Howard, Horizon Award; Aurora Health Care, Stephen Mosling Commitment to Education Award; and Steinert Printing, Small Business of the Year Award.

Red Shoes Inc. received the Carol Mehlberg Award from the Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society.

Appleton Downtown Inc. honored businesses at its 2018 Downtown Awards celebration: Appleton Historical Society, Walter Kalata Landmark Award; McFleshman’s Brewing Co., Downtown Renovation Award; AZCO Inc., President’s Award; Float Light Center, Rising Star Award; and Lillians of Appleton, Business of the Year Award.

Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric received the Distributed Energy Award at the 2018 POWER Distributed Energy Conference. Faith Technologies also joined the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium.

Festival Foods received a Food Marketing Institute Outreach Award for its Turkey Trot events.

SECURA Insurance ranked 56th on Fortune’s list of Best Small & Medium Companies for 2018.

QuiCK Transport, LLC received the Exceptional New Carrier of the Year award from Johnson Controls Inc.

The Broadway District in Green Bay was named one of 41 finalists for the Levitt AMP Grant Award. The winning community will receive $25,000 in matching funds to present its own Levitt AMP Music Series, which includes 10 free outdoor concerts.

Oshkosh Door was featured in Door Security + Safety Magazine.

The American Heart Association and American Medical Association recognized ThedaCare Physician Clinics with a BP Gold Achievement for their commitment to improving high blood pressure.

St. Agnes Hospital received an “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.

Masters Gallery Foods received the Sheboygan County Economic Driver of the Year award from the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. The award recognizes the Plymouth company’s expansion, employment impact and philanthropic efforts.

Paper Transport Inc. was nationally recognized in Redefining the Road magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation.”

BPM Inc. passed the recertification audit for Safe Quality Food, a food safety program. SQF is a recognized standard used by the Global Food Safety Initiative, an industry-driven organization dedicated to the safety of the food supply chain by fostering sound food safety management system controls.

Hospital Sisters Health System, which has four hospitals in Northeast Wisconsin, received a 2018 Most Wired award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. HSHS Northeast Wisconsin locations include: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. In addition, St. Gianna Clinic, Green Bay, received the Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey for achieving and sustaining excellence in patient experience.

Holy Family Memorial Home Health Care was named to the Top 500 of the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Lakeside Foods Inc. won Sysco’s Gold Supplier Excellence Award in the frozen/canned fruit and vegetable category.

Red Shoes Inc. attained national certification as a Women Business Enterprise and Women Owned Small Business.

Charitable Giving and Grants

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region celebrated a record-breaking year of giving, with $28.6 million in grants given to nonprofit organizations and $1.01 million in scholarships provided. The organization’s Bright Idea Fund has awarded $111,700 to nonprofits since July 1.

The Cassandra Voss Center at St. Norbert College received the WHC Grant for its Green Project.

High Cliff State Park underwent a pavilion renovation with the help of a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.

The Green Bay Shoe Closet received the S.O.U.P. grant from Current Young Professionals. Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. is a forum through which community members can share their ideas for how to enhance the quality of life for residents in our communities. Dinner is served at the forum, and a micro-grant is awarded to one individual/organization from funds collected at the forum.

More than 75 percent of Wisconsin charitable giving organizations planned to increase grantmaking in 2018 during the “giving season” of November and December, according to the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network. The report is available at wiphilanthropy.org/learn/wisconsin-gives.

The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay awarded $51,000 to local nonprofits working to empower and inspire women and girls. Organizations receiving grants included: Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Women’s Recovery Journey Transportation Fund; Eye Heart World, Human Trafficking Prevention Program; Foundations Health & Wholeness Inc., Women Experiencing Homelessness & Trauma; House of Hope Green Bay Inc., Life Skills Program; Greater Green Bay YMCA Inc., YMCA Girls Night Out Program 2018; Golden House, Healthy Relationship Building for Young Women; and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin, One to One Youth Mentoring.

Matthews Tire donated $5,020 to SOAR Fox Cities following its Oil Change for the Better event.

Grassy Island Range Lights Inc. held a groundbreaking and is preparing for the rebuilding and restoration of the current site of the two historic Grassy Island Range Lighthouses, situated at the southern end of Green Bay, near the mouth of the Fox River. The David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region provided a $2.62 million grant for the project.

Grants for Marian University’s TRIO-Student Support Services and Upward Bound Math and Science were renewed.

All the Rest

Element launched websites for WG&R and August Haven.

Eight students graduated from the press brake operation program offered through the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board. Partnering employers included Jay Manufacturing, Muza Metal Products and SMC Metal Fabricators.

American Digital Cartography Inc. released ADC WorldMap Digital Atlas v7.5.

The Port of Green Bay reported a 10 percent increase in tonnage in October.

The Above & Beyond Children’s Museum in Sheboygan launched a new interactive exhibit celebrating Wisconsin’s farming culture.

The Door County Economic Development Corp. released a request for proposals for updating its website.

Appleton Group’s clearTREND pitched at the 2018 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison.

The USS Sioux City, which was built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, was commissioned in Annapolis, Md.

The Green Bay Bullfrogs Northwoods League baseball team has a new name. The team now will be called the Green Bay Booyah. Next spring, the team will move to Capital Credit Union Park, a new stadium in Ashwaubenon. At the unveiling of the new name, the team displayed a 2,000-gallon booyah kettle, bearing the mighty rooster logo, which will be a mainstay at the park. 

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders released the team’s 2019 schedule. The season kicks off with an away game against the Kalamazoo Growlers on May 28, with the home opener scheduled for June 1.

The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay is offering area artisans, creative entrepreneurs, and independent small businesses rental space for pop-up shops.

The UW-Oshkosh Center for Customized Research and Services is asking Wisconsin manufacturers to complete its 2019 Manufacturing Vitality Survey. Responses help the organization track progress of its Manufacturing Vitality Index and develop targeted outreach and work with local educators on programs. To complete the survey, visit surveymonkey.com/r/DCDKQFK.