December 16, 2011

Schneider to open intermodal training academy

Schneider National Inc. has announced that it will open a driver training academy in Chicago for its growing intermodal division.The intermodal training academy will train drivers for the specialized needs of highway and rail-yard driving …
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December 16, 2011

Great Wolf sees growth in 2012

Great Wolf Resorts Inc., the Madison operator of Great Wolf Lodge water park resorts, said Thursday that its fourth-quarter adjusted earnings are expected to be at the top end of the company's guidance on same-store revenue per available room growth …
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December 16, 2011

Appeals court revives lawsuit against SC Johnson

A federal appeals court sent a racketeering lawsuit filed against SC Johnson by a former employee back to a district court, reversing an earlier dismissal of the case.
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December 16, 2011

Mortgage rates hit historical — and ‘hysterical’ — lows

Long-term mortgage rates fell to record lows this week. A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.94 percent in the week ending Dec. 15, down from 3.99 percent last week, according to Freddie Mac's weekly's rate report, matching an all-time low for …
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December 16, 2011

Executive of the Year slideshow

Keith Wandells success at turning around Harley-Davidson Inc. was the main reason he was chosen as The Business Journals Executive of the Year for 2011.I encourage you to read reporter Rich Rovitos front-page profile of Wandell in this weeks print …
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December 16, 2011

This week in photos — Dec. 16

Each week, we run a lot of great photos in The Business Journal to go along with our many breaking news and feature stories. We always have additional photos ones that help tell and illustrate the stories that we are writing about but there is not …
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December 16, 2011

Wandell’s efforts at Harley land him exec of year honor

Much has been made about an outsider Keith Wandell taking the reigns at Harley-Davidson Inc. and driving dramatic change at the famed Milwaukee motorcycle manufacturer.He is quick to admit that not having risen through the ranks at Harley has made …
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December 15, 2011

Incorrect job loss estimates draw criticism from Wisconsin

Wisconsin actually lost 2,400 jobs in October, according to revised federal data, not the 9,700 that had been in earlier estimates.The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics releases estimates on employment data and later revises them. In this case, …
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December 15, 2011

Brothers facing possible prison terms sell Great Lakes Foods

A memorandum of understanding signed Thursday transfers ownership of Great Lakes Foods from Rassem Russ Kaloti and his bother Ishaq Isaac Kaloti of Milwaukee to Tom Kuber of Menominee, Mich., effective Jan. 1, 2012.The Kalotis started Great Lakes …
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December 15, 2011

Kohl's to install electric vehicle charging stations

Kohls Corp. is testing out electric vehicle charging stations at 33 stores nationwide, the company said Thursday in a news release.Each store in the pilot program will have one to four parking spaces for electric vehicles where drivers can charge …
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December 15, 2011

Veto on Franklin sewer project referendum upheld

The Milwaukee County Board, on a 7-12 vote, failed to override a veto of the proposal to hold an advisory referendum on a proposed new interceptor sewer intended to open a large tract of undeveloped land in Franklin for new development.The …
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December 15, 2011

Harley-Davidson launches global tour program

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. announced Thursday the launch of an all-new global tour program that will offer motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to experience riding adventures worldwide.In partnership with 11 independent, multinational tour …
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