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January 03, 2012

Southeast Wisconsin closes 2011 with positive absorption in real estate

Vacancies in southeast Wisconsin dropped in 2011 for office, industrial and retail properties after the fourth quarter of the year brought more positive absorption of available space, according to the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin and …
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January 03, 2012

CEOs predict growth in 2012 in WMC survey

A survey of 281 Wisconsin company executives found about half predicted growth in their business and the states economy in the first half of 2012.Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce conducted the survey, which also found 94 percent of the …
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January 03, 2012

Badger Meter acquires Racine Federated for $57 million

Badger Meter Inc. announced Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Racine Federated Inc. and its subsidiary in Thetford, England, for about $57 million in cash.Racine Federated, which has its headquarters in Racine, …
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January 03, 2012

Businesses to combine for manufacturing, distribution of cabinets

The owner of Wynn O. Jones and Associates, a Schofield provider of furniture for industrial, health care and educational facilities, has purchased Clemment Cabinetry in Weston and will combine the two Wausau-area firms under the name JonesClemment.
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January 03, 2012

MGIC moves to continue writing policies in 2012

MGIC Investment Corp. said it has contributed $200 million to its insurance operation Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. to maintain the insurer's statutory capital requirements and allow the insurance arm to continue writing new policies.The …
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January 03, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - Whitefish Bay

Its a time of opportunity in Whitefish Bay, says John Stuhlmacher, chairman of the Milwaukee County communitys Business Improvement District.Stuhlmacher, whose family owns Winkies, a longtime fixture on Silver Spring Drive, said a couple of larger …
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January 02, 2012

WPC Technologies plans move from Milwaukee to Oak Creek

Milwaukee manufacturer WPC Technologies Inc. bought a roughly 74,000-square-foot industrial building in Oak Creek from AnchorBank and plans to move its operations there.WPC Technologies paid $950,000 for the 4.7-acre Oak Creek site at 7350 S. 6th …
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