January 19, 2012

AirTran keeps big lead at Mitchell; tops for 2011

AirTran Airways December 2011 market share at General Mitchell International Airport stood at 33.8 percent, allowing it to maintain a large lead over its closest competitor, Frontier Airlines, which stood at 22.6 percent.AirTran, which has been …
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January 19, 2012

Associated Banc-Corp meets profit estimates

Associated Banc-Corp reported fourth-quarter 2011 net income of $40 million, or 23 cents per share, which matched analysts estimates and compared with a net income of $34 million, or 20 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.Noninterest …
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January 19, 2012

Mayville Products Corp. to close plant; 130 jobs lost

Mayville Products Corp. plans to close its factory in Mayville in Dodge County, leaving 130 workers without jobs.The layoffs are expected to occur between March 19 and March 30, according to a plant closing notice filed Thursday with the Wisconsin …
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January 19, 2012

Southwest Airlines income up for quarter, down for year

Southwest Airlines Co.s fourth quarter net income increased 16 percent, while its income for the year was down 61 percent, the airline reported Thursday.Dallas-based Southwest (NYSE: LUV) reported fourth quarter net of $152 million, or 20 cents per …
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January 19, 2012

Walker announces education reform plan

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the formation of three bipartisan task forces Thursday that will work to develop statewide educational reform legislation to be introduced later this year.The education reform package will improve accountability …
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January 19, 2012

Wisconsin Energy hikes dividend 4 cents

Wisconsin Energy Corp. increased its quarterly dividend by 4 cents, to 30 cents per share, which raises the companys annual dividend rate to $1.20 per share from $1.04.The dividend is payable March 1 to Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) stockholders of …
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January 19, 2012

Transpak recognized as foreign-trade zone site

Transpak Corp., a Franklin third party logistics firm specializing in packaging, warehousing, order fulfillment and distribution, has been recognized as a foreign-trade zone site by the Port of Milwaukee.This allows area companies who partner with …
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January 19, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Tom Casper

Tom Casper has joined Black Earth Cos. as vice president, sales and finance. He will set out to enhance the companys capital strength through a network of accredited investors as well as assist in additional financing activities for ongoing and …
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January 18, 2012

Walker returns federal health exchange grant

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced he will not pursue the implementation of a health insurance exchange and has turned down $38 million Early Innovator Grant funding from the federal government.Walker also announced Wednesday he will repeal the …
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January 18, 2012

Mold manufacturer Plasticraft plans move to Richfield

Germantown manufacturer Plasticraft Molds Inc. bought two acres in the Endeavor Business Park in Richfield and plans to build a 12,000-square-foot headquarters there this year.Weve been on a constant growth since we started in '06, probably 25 …
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January 18, 2012

Milwaukee council OKs plan to bury part of ATC power line

The Milwaukee Common Council approved a recommended compromise that calls for burying a high-voltage part of a new power line that American Transmission Co. wants to construct on the citys far west side.The lines would be buried underground near a …
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January 18, 2012

U.S. Bancorp 4Q profit up 39%

Better times for borrowers helped U.S. Bancorp deliver a fourth quarter with profits 39 percent higher than a year ago, beating analyst estimates.U.S. Bancorps earnings per share rose to 64 cents (excluding a litigation settlement of 5 cents) up …
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