First Business

February 27, 2012

Loss of Focus on Energy incentives hurts businesses, owners say

Some business owners from central Wisconsin are appealing to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for the restoration of full funding for the Focus on Energy renewable energy program.
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February 26, 2012

Woodman's buys Spancrete Waukesha facility for $11.9 million

Woodmans Food Market Inc. this month paid $11.87 million for Spancrete Industries Inc.s former Waukesha facility and plans to begin demolition this spring to clear land for a new store.The 239,000-square-foot store, Woodmans third in the Milwaukee …
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February 25, 2012

Brewers have big day at box office

The Milwaukee Brewers had a big day at the box office Saturday as the team sold 101,000 tickets, the second highest total for the first day of single-game sales in team history.In all, the Brewers have already sold a total of 1,587,000 tickets for …
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February 24, 2012

Wipfli calls off merger with Eide Bailly

Wauwatosa-based public accounting firm Wipfli and Eide Bailly of Fargo, N.D., said they have called off their plan to merge and open a corporate headquarters in Minneapolis.The firms said Friday they decided not to proceed with the proposed merger, …
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February 24, 2012

Worthington recalls more than 31 million gas cylinders

Worthington Cylinders Corp. is voluntarily recalling more than 31 million propylene gas cylinders produced by its plant in Chilton because they pose a potential fire hazard.Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin LLC, which produces high-pressure cylinders …
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February 24, 2012

Wisconsin exports climbed 11 percent in 2011

Wisconsin merchandise exports increased 11 percent in 2011 compared with 2010, growing to $22 billion from $19.8 billion, according to the International Trade Administration.Wisconsins 2011 merchandise export sales increased to many top …
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February 24, 2012

Milwaukee Brewing Co. undergoing image change

Milwaukee Brewing Co. is undergoing a major revamping of its image.New bottle labels and packaging for the Walkers Point craft brewer highlight the city and states heritage. Some pop culture is mixed in for good measure.I remember moving here from …
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February 24, 2012

Miss America to visit Mayfair, Wilson Center

Miss America and Wisconsin native Laura Kaeppeler will visit Mayfair on Friday, March 2 for a homecoming fashion show, the Wauwatosa mall said Friday in a news release.Kaeppeler, of Kenosha, will model fashions from corporate sponsor Express. …
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February 24, 2012

WMC forum: Manufacturing rebounding but challenges remain

The manufacturing sector is gaining strength in the recovery from the recession but numerous challenges, from the availability of skilled workers to taxes and other policy and regulatory issues, continue to threaten growth prospects, business …
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February 24, 2012

Roadrunner Transportation buys N.H. firm

Cudahy trucking and logistics firm Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. said Friday that it acquired all outstanding stock of Capital Transportation Logistics, a provider of transportation management services in Nashua, N.H., for $6.25 …
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February 24, 2012

Quad/Graphics expands print deal with Rite Aid

Commercial printer Quad/Graphics Inc. said Friday it has entered into a multiyear agreement with Rite Aid Corp. to become the exclusive printer of retail inserts for the drugstore chain.Sussex-based Quad/Graphics, had been printing Rite Aid's insert …
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February 24, 2012

Frontier Airlines restoring Milwaukee-Pittsburgh route

Frontier Airlines, which has been slashing service at General Mitchell International Airport, is restoring service between Milwaukee and Pittsburgh, an airport official said Friday.Frontier informed the Milwaukee airport that service would be …
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