On the Move – March

Posted on Mar 1, 2011 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

iProcureDirect joined the Advance Business Center, a business incubator in Green Bay. Owned by Mike Kaczmarek, the company provides direct-from-manufacturer prices on thousands of business products.

St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center’s four-story addition received the Green Bay Mayor’s Beautification Award in the category of remodeling/additions/restorations. The project was designed by Berners-Schober Associates.

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau received a Tourism Trailblazer Award for outstanding partnerships by the Wisconsin Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus. The bureau was recognized for its regional signage and wayfinding initiative, which brought together multiple communities in three counties to participate in a consistent signage program aimed at helping visitors navigate the Fox Cities.

Calumet Medical Center in Chilton received a 2010 Path to Excellence Award from NRC Picker, a division of the National Research Corp. Calumet Medical Center was recognized for its nurse communication and pain management.

Door Peninsula Winery in Carlsville is adding Door Peninsula Distillery, which will open in May. Van’s Lumber and Custom Builders is constructing the new $2 million, 6,500-square-foot building and includes a bridge from the winery to the distillery.

The Neenah Rotary Club received the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association 2010 Partnership Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements and collaboration with other organizations in promoting park and recreation services to the community. Neenah Rotary has built five playgrounds for the City of Neenah in the past 10 years.

Menasha Packaging Co. is expanding its Hartford facility by 60,000 square feet. The $4.2 million project is designed to meet increased demand and position the company for continued growth.
Ganther Construction of Oshkosh completed the architectural design and started construction on a $20 million Alzheimer’s/memory care and assisted living residence in Morton Grove, Ill..

Ariens Company in Brillion acquired Norwegian power equipment distributor Søvde, located in Rygge, Norway. Søvde will continue to operate as a two-step distributor between Ariens and independent power equipment dealers in Norway.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. in Neenah earned an A+ superior rating from A.M. Best for the 24th consecutive year.

WOW Logistics was named to Food Logistics FL100 list.

Carl M. Henning Inc. of Oshkosh acquired the Briggs-Ficks brokerage firm in Milwaukee.
Camera Corner/Connecting Point received the HP VTN MVP Award by Ingram Micro. The VentureTech Network represents a community of more than 670 IT channel partners and industry leaders throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Morton Pharmacy opened a pharmacy at the corner of Crooks Avenue and E. Second Street in Kaukauna. The building formerly housed Consumer Protection Center. Paul Renkens, formerly of Little Chute Pharmacy, and Jerry Wallenfang, formerly of Consumer Protection Center, are pharmacists at the store.

Wisconsin Focus on Energy awarded $27,450 to Mechanical Research & Design in Newton for the installation of an 18.4 kilowatt solar electric system. The project centerpiece is the installation of a 3,000-square-foot photovoltaic array on the south face of the building. The project includes a 3,300-square-foot addition that includes a conference room, design center and employee wellness center.
San Francisco Bay-based KKMI purchased a Marine Travelift 50 BFMII mobile boat hoist for its new Sausalito boatyard facility. Marine Travelift is based in Sturgeon Bay.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay is among the 50 Top Hospitals for cardiovascular care, according to publisher Thomson Reuters. It is the only Wisconsin hospital to receive the honor.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corp., will supply more than 4,700 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks and trailers to the U.S. Army under a delivery order valued at more than $797 million.

Nutorious LLC of Green Bay is the Farm Market Kitchen’s incubator graduate of the year. Farm Market Kitchen is a shared-use food processing incubator in Algoma. Nutorious, which is co-owned by Carrie Leibhauser and Jennifer Gille, was also named as a 2010 International Finalist in the Outstanding Incubator Graduate Non-Technology category at the National Business Incubation Association International Conference. Nutorious manufactures high-quality confectionery nut products.

ChemDesign Products of Marinette received the 2010 Educational Outreach Award from the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates through their partnership with the Chemical Education Foundation. ChemDesign’s activities include their “Making Science Make Sense” program with Menominee, Mich., area schools, their “Chemistry in the Specialty Chemicals Industry” presentations for the American Chemical Society and outreach with the Boy Scouts of America. They also have an Adopt-A-Classroom program that has been in local schools since 1991.

The Wellness Center of Door County, an independent, non-profit family planning clinic, is expanding its Sturgeon Bay facility. A 4,000-square-foot addition will be built on the north side of the existing facility this summer followed by the demolition and rebuilding of the current clinic in 2012.

A.R.M.S. in De Pere received top certification for the third year in a row for its records destruction services from the National Association of Information Destruction Inc.

Schroeder Moving Systems, a United Van Lines agent in Appleton, received the United Van Lines 2010 Performance Excellence Award for the 350 to 499 shipments category.

Theda Clark Medical Center has opened the new Frank Wiesner Intensive Care Unit. The newly designed second floor unit features larger patient rooms and closer staff workstations. The redesigned ICU is the culmination of the Theda Clark Foundation’s $10.3 million Next Century Campaign.

Affinity Health System and UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin signed an agreement that opens up Affinity providers to patients who have UnitedHealthcare.

Precision Paper Converters LLC of Kaukauna purchased a new facial tissue converting line to be installed in its local facility. The new line consists of an interfolder, a servo-driven sheet cutter, a fully automated packaging line and related material handling equipment. The delivery and installation of the converting line is slated for May. The company expects to add six to eight new employees related to the new equipment.

NEW Capital Fund sold its ownership stake in Ro-Flo Compressors to a group of local investors. NEW Capital purchased the Ro-Flo product line from GE Oil & Gas Division’s Oshkosh facility in 2007. Since the purchase by NEW Capital, Ro-Flo nearly doubled its sales and expanded into a larger facility in Appleton’s Southwest Industrial park.

Mind & Body Healings LLC moved from the Advance Business Center, a business incubator in Green Bay, to a larger location at 425 S. Military St., Green Bay. Mind & Body Healings provides natural, physical and emotional therapies through advanced holistic remedies.

Trega Foods in Weyauwega is now known as Agropur. The name change represents the final step to integrate the company’s Wisconsin and Iowa operations into Agropur’s corporate identity. Agropur is Canada’s largest dairy cooperative and purchased Trega Foods in 2008.

ThedaCare received recognition for its energy-saving efforts at Appleton Medical Center. The hospital received nearly $95,000 in incentive checks from Focus on Energy for the solar panels, energy-efficient lighting and LED fixtures, and high-efficiency chiller it incorporated in the newly constructed eight-story inpatient West Pavilion at the hospital.

Miron Construction Co. in Neenah and Fox Valley Technical College received Green Masters awards during the third annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council conference. The Green Masters designation is the highest honor in the Green Masters program established by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Candidates are judged on a comprehensive range of sustainability issues from energy and natural resource use to education outreach and purchasing.
The Financial Planning Certificate program, offered through the Wisconsin Financial Services Institute and which is part of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh College of Business, earned renewal from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

Appleton Cardiology Associates joined ThedaCare, which will employ the practice’s 110 staff members.