ON THE MOVE – February – Businesses

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Miron Construction Co. Inc. in the Town of Menasha recently hosted a green and gold ceremony in honor of several awards that the company received including the Corporate Report Wisconsin – 2011 Corporate Citizenship Environmental Award, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council – Green Masters Award and acceptance into the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Green Tier program. Miron also recently received 2011 BUILD Wisconsin Awards from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin in the design-build category for the Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley Recovery Inn in Appleton; design-build-renovation category for the Lake Mills Middle School addition and remodeling; and municipal utility/underground-renovation for the Wisconsin Rapids Wastewater Treatment Facility.

St. Bernard’s Animal Medical Center opened in Van Dyne to provide quality veterinary services for companion animals. The center’s opening was assisted by a $40,000 loan from the Fond du Lac County Revolving Loan Fund, which is administered by the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corp.

Acuity in Sheboygan was named one of the top 10 mid-sized companies in the nation for leadership development by Leadership Excellence.

Hoffman LLC of Appleton received a 2011 BUILD Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin for its work on Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh’s new campus, Eden Meadows.

Integrity Insurance of Appleton launched a My Integrity Account section on its website so policyholders can create an online account to access their policy information 24 hours a day.

The Boldt Company in Appleton received the 2011 Torchbearer Award from the Sierra Club.

The Fab Lab at Fox Valley Technical College recognized four inventors for their commercial successes in developing products for the marketplace during the first-ever Northeast Wisconsin Inventors Night event. Business owners receiving recognition were Kristin Ellsworth of Peeps Eyewear; Pat Marciniak of Septic Solutions; Lillian Strickland of BraidPik Enterprise; and Louis Woods of Wolf River Outfitters.

St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

Dri-Tec Unlimited LLC, a manufacturer of complete coating and laminating systems, received a loan through the Advance Brown County MicroLoan program. Owner Matt Burie plans to use the funds to hire a full-time engineer, which will help the company continue to grow.

Health Payment Systems Inc. (HPS), a Milwaukee company that tries to simplify health-care payment services for providers and patients, added Affinity Health System’s three hospitals and physician group to its growing network. HPS provides patients with a simple, clear monthly statement that includes all health care charges for the entire family.

The American Red Cross recently gave its Community Partnership Awards to J.J. Keller, Menasha Corporation, Bemis Corporation, Community First Credit Union and State Farm.

ThedaCare At Home made the 2011 HomeCare Elite list as one of the nation’s most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers. OCS Inc. and DecisionHealth put the survey together. ThedaCare At Home is one of only 30 homecare agencies in the nation to be named to the Top 500 list since the listing started in 2006.

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. launched a new brand to better reflect the firm’s ongoing marketing and branding strategy and the firm’s core values, which have remained consistent for more than 50 years.

G.I. Jobs Magazine ranked Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland and Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac as military friendly schools.

Bank First in Manitowoc formed a professional alliance with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC. Morgan Stanley provides investment advisory services to Bank First customers whose investment management accounts were previously held through BFN Asset Management.

Lakeshore Technical College’s Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program earned accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

A.R.M.S. in De Pere received the highest level of certification from the National Association of Information Destructions Inc. for the fourth year in a row. A.R.M.S received the AAA certification for secure document destruction.

Fero Software LLC of Appleton purchased the serving success point-of-sale system from Hodgsoft Inc. in Madison.

The St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation in Appleton announced a fund raising capital campaign to raise $6 million for various hospital improvements. Foundation leaders say more than $4.9 million has already been raised during a quiet phase.

Automation Products in Sheboygan has a new 3,000-square-foot expansion that creates a new CNC machining room. Automation Products produces high-precision, close-tolerance machined components for original equipment manufacturers.

ThedaCare is teaming up with several skilled nursing facilities to provide on-site medical care for residents with the launch of a new service line, ThedaCare Physicians-Long-Term Care. The effort is led by Dr. John Barkmeier, a long-time family physician and geriatrician in the Fox Cities who decided to turn his focus to skilled nursing facilities. He and other providers give on-site care to nursing home patients so they don’t need to travel to receive medical care.

Schreiber Foods in Green Bay received the 2011 Unity Guardian Angel award. Schreiber Foods has been a long-time supporter of Unity through current and former employees serving as volunteers working with patients and families and assisting with events and office projects.

Gulfstream, a key tenant at the Outagamie County Regional Airport, recently secured approval from the Saudi Arabia General Authority of Civil Aviation to conduct maintenance and repairs, which means increased work at the local facility.

Menasha Packaging’s folding carton group received four awards at the 68th Annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Menasha won awards in the general category, which were judged on overall package development and design, the package’s impact on production, manufacturing, storage and warehousing; economics; brand enhancement and marketing; and impact on the retail store shelf.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Integrated Marketing and Communications team received the inaugural American Marketing Association Higher Education Team Award for its leadership and achievements in higher education marketing.

H.J. Martin received two Associated General Contractors 2011 Build Wisconsin Specialty Contractor Awards in the categories of interior finishes for its work on the Bellin Hospital emergency room and exterior finishes for its work on the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery in Madison.

Tushaus Computer Services received a 98 percent overall satisfaction rating from clients, according to a survey conducted by Peregrine Marketing Research.

Financial Life Cycles Inc. of Green Bay and JA Counter of New Richmond joined forces through a strategic alliance to provide clients with an enhanced and a broader range of professional services. The firms have a combined client representation in the employee benefits area of more than 400 businesses.

Coalesce Inc., a strategic marketing and communications firm in Appleton, and Skyline Technologies Inc. received 2011 Leadership Awards from the Trout Museum of Art.

The UW-Oshkosh’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, the first doctoral degree offered on the UW campus, recently achieved a significant milestone – accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the best outcome possible for a new program.

The Theda Clark Breast Center in Neenah and Encircle Health in Appleton are now designated as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence, which is achieved by accreditation in all of the American College of Radiology’s voluntary Breast Imaging Programs, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. This recognition requires that facilities meet more rigorous requirements in areas of training, continuing education, practice audits and reporting, as well as ongoing testing and evaluation of the equipment and technology.

Bellin Health in Green Bay is one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals and the only one in Northeastern Wisconsin with the distinction, according to a study by Thomson Reuters. The study examined the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and procedures such as angioplasties.

Shuttlelift of Sturgeon Bay has launched a new series of double-beam mobile gantry cranes. The new DB Series rubber-tired gantry cranes complement a lineup of customer-inspired lifting solutions offered by Shuttlelift and were designed to help plant managers searching for more cost-effective ways to do business.

The J.D. Byrider dealership in Appleton owned by Russ Darrow, Jr., and Mike Darrow received one of the company’s 14 president’s awards. The awards are given to individual locations based on store earnings, portfolio quality and customer service rankings.

Marine Travelift of Sturgeon Bay recently sold a 700C mobile boat hoist to the Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard. The new 770-ton mobile boat hoist is the largest on the Great Lakes and the third largest in the world. The 770-ton Marine Travelift mobile boat hoist will allow simultaneous new construction and repair of multiple boats and barges to permit the expansion of Great Lakes Shipyard’s vessel repair and marina service capabilities.

ChemDesign Products in Marinette received a 2011 Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates Performance Improvement Bronze Award.

The Advance Business & Manufacturing Center in Green Bay recently added three new tenants to its business incubation program: Machine + LLC, Valley Insurance Associates Inc. and Premier Bulk Logistics. Machine + LLC is a machining company focused on producing quality, high-tolerance components that meet the needs, wants and time frames of its customers. Premier Bulk Logistics provides logistics management solutions while Valley Insurance provides insurance products and solutions. Valley Insurance is headquartered in Appleton and has an office in Oshkosh and is using the incubator space to expand its presence in the Green Bay market.