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November 30, 2011

Jack Link's Beef Jerky to add 70 jobs with expansion

Link Snacks Inc., which operates as Jack Link's Beef Jerky, is planning to expand its processing plant and construct a warehouse in a project expected to create 70 full-time jobs over the next three years in the northwestern Wisconsin village of …
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November 30, 2011

Four credit unions to merge with Landmark Credit Union

Landmark Credit Union said it will merge with four smaller credit unions: American Credit Union in Milwaukee, Peoples Credit Union in Cudahy, Co-operative Credit Union of Racine and Burlington and Horizon Credit Union of Racine.The target date for …
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November 30, 2011

Wausau health system announces plans for new medical school

Wausau-based health care system Aspirus and the Wisconsin College of Osteopathic Medicine are investigating the possibility of developing a medical school.This is just a preliminary discussion, said Duane Erwin, president and chief executive officer …
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November 30, 2011

Milwaukee workers union ask judge to void collective bargaining law

A city of Milwaukee public employees union and a Madison teachers association have asked a Dane County judge to void the state of Wisconsin laws limiting collective bargaining on the grounds that they violate the state constitution.The lawsuit was …
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November 30, 2011

St. Paul Harley dealer wins ruling on new sales rules

A federal judge has put the brakes on new Harley-Davidson sales restrictions that a St. Paul dealership said would put it out of business.U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz on Monday ordered Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Motor Co. not to enforce …
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November 30, 2011

Milwaukee 7's pursuit of W Solar started in March

The Milwaukee 7 in March first reached out to W Solar Group Inc. through state officials about the potential of building a manufacturing plant in southeast Wisconsin, according to e-mails The Business Journal acquired through an open records …
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November 30, 2011

Recession killed pay raises in Milwaukee

The recession eliminated pay raises for Milwaukee-area private sector workers, who earned the same on average in 2009 than they did in 2008, according to a Business Journal analysis of data.But local workers, who earned $43,300 in both years, fared …
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November 30, 2011

Ziegler unit buys Red Granite Advisors

Red Granite Advisors LLC, a Milwaukee investment adviser, said it will sell a majority stake in the firm to Ziegler Lotsoff Capital Management LLC, Chicago.The transaction is expected to close at year end, the companies said Wednesday. Terms of the …
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November 30, 2011

Caterpillar to build plant in India

Caterpillar Inc., an equipment manufacturing giant with mining equipment headquarters in Oak Creek, said Wednesday that it will build a new $150 million factory in India to produce Perkins-branded 4000 Series engines.Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar …
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November 30, 2011

CRE Guide: Take 5 - James Barry

James Barry has been the listing broker on some of the larger industrial deals in the southeast Wisconsin market this year.The president of Milwaukee-based Cassidy Turley Barry Inc. helped sell a 245,000-square-foot Milwaukee building to Athea Inc. …
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November 29, 2011

David Zucker to shoot Wisconsin tourism spot

Shorewood native David Zucker, known for his comedy films Airplane, The Naked Gun and Scary Movie, will return to Wisconsin to shoot the winter 2012 television commercial for the state Department of Tourism.The commercial, which will depict both …
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November 29, 2011

Gonzalez Saggio adds sports, labor attorney to D.C. office

Milwaukee-based law firm Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP said Tuesday that Robert Clayton, a labor and sports law attorney who has represented NBA players and NFL players, has joined the firm's Washington, D.C., office.Clayton's experience also …
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