First Business

May 31, 2012

State offers support for Printpack expansion in Rhinelander

Printpack Inc. is planning a $72 million investment in a state-of-the-art plant, and is eligible for a combination of tax credits and loan from the state of Wisconsin.The support is expected to help retain 138 jobs and add up to 12 more positions in …
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May 31, 2012

Manufacturing growth continued in May

A seasonally adjusted index measuring manufacturing growth in the Milwaukee area rose to 57.7, up from 52.9 in April, according to a Milwaukee Institute for Supply Management report compiled by Marquette University.A reading above 50 indicates …
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May 31, 2012

Employee lawsuit against S.C. Johnson dismissed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., Racine, by former employee Michael J. DeGuelle, who said he was fired after exposing alleged tax fraud at the company.
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May 31, 2012

Van Horn acquires fifth Sheboygan car dealership

Van Horn Automotive Group has bought a Mazda franchise license from Lakeland Automotive in Sheboygan. It plans to relocate the franchise, its fifth in Sheboygan County, to a new dealership.
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May 31, 2012

Facelift planned for Neenah's west side

Construction of a multimillion-dollar Festival Foods is one of several projects in the works on Neenah's west side.
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May 31, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Joe Widmann

Joe Widmann has joined VJS Construction Services as a project manager, specializing in small to midsize projects as well as serving the current client base with day-to-day needs, estimating and project management.NEW POSITION: Project manager at VJS …
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May 30, 2012

Waukesha shopping center sold for $925,000 to neighboring restaurant

To sell the bank-owned, 21,000-square-foot Waukesha Plaza Shopping Center, brokers Michael Seramur and Roger Duchow needed only to go west for a buyer.The center is at 1560 E. Moreland Blvd. in Waukesha. Immediately to the west stands the Gyros West …
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May 30, 2012

Macy’s May revenue increases boosted by robust online sales

Macys Inc. said Wednesday that revenue at stores open at least one year increased 4.2 percent in May.Some of the increase is due to strong online sales and increased employee training for interacting with customers.Department stores were affected by …
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May 30, 2012

Roadrunner Transportation Systems to open two new terminals serving the Northeast

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. is opening two new less-than-truckload outbound terminals serving the Northeast region of the United States.A new terminal in Philadelphia will provide outbound service from southeastern Pennsylvania and …
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May 30, 2012

Walker continues to lead Barrett in Marquette poll

The latest Marquette University Law School poll finds Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leading Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 52 percent to 45 percent among 600 likely voters in next weeks recall election. That lead falls slightly short of statistical …
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May 30, 2012

Marcus completes renovations of Hilton Madison

Marcus Hotels & Resorts has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of its Hilton Madison Monona Terrace hotel, the company said Wednesday in a news release.The hotels 240 rooms received new furnishings, carpet and in-room safes, and all rooms …
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May 30, 2012

Fiat Industrial proposes merger with Case IH parent CNH Global

Fiat Industrial SpA is proposing a merger with CNH Global NV, a construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer, to create a single company organized in The Netherlands.Italy-based Fiat Industrial now owns about 88 percent of Burr Ridge, …
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