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March 15, 2012

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership survey shows $47 million sales benefit

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership survey shows $47 million sales benefit
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March 15, 2012

MPS launches effort to fill hundreds of jobs opened by retirement wave

MPS launches effort to fill hundreds of jobs opened by retirement wave
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March 15, 2012

UW-Milwaukee names provost

UW-Milwaukee names provost
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March 15, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Jim Rooney

Jim Rooney has been promoted to director of field operations at Bukacek Construction, Racine. In his new role, Rooney will oversee construction field operations, including safety, field supervision, manpower, quality assurance, field training and …
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March 14, 2012

Barrett floats alternative for Milwaukee train maintenance plant

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett asked state and Talgo Inc. officials to reconsider setting a up train maintenance facility in the companys manufacturing plant in the wake of Thursdays vote to drop plans to build a new facility closer to downtown …
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March 14, 2012

Envirotest to close vehicle testing sites in Milwaukee area

Envirotest Wisconsin LLC plans to close 12 vehicle testing stations in southeast Wisconsin, leading to the layoffs of 50 to 100 employees, the company stated in mass layoff notice filed Thursday with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce …
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March 14, 2012

'Angel' investments increase in Wisconsin

Wisconsin firms raised more than $152 million in early-stage funding in 2011, resulting in a record year for angel investments, according to a report released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Angel Network.However, venture-capital financing in the state …
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March 14, 2012

Vocational degrees approved for Wisconsin schools

Legislation that will allow Wisconsin school boards to create a separate curriculum for students seeking a technical skills diploma has passed in the Legislature and is headed to Gov. Scott Walker's desk.The Vocational Diploma Bill has been …
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March 14, 2012

ABB signs licensing agreement, invests $10M in Ecotality

ABB, a business specializing in industrial and electric products, has invested $10 million in Ecotality Inc. and plans to license that companys electric vehicle chargers.The investment includes $5 million for licensing and another $5 million for …
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March 14, 2012

AT&T asks state to make Milwaukee pay for streetcar utility costs

AT&T Wisconsin on Thursday asked the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to make Milwaukee pay the more than $10 million bill to move its underground telecommunication lines for the downtown streetcar.The PSC already has an open case to settle …
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March 14, 2012

Wisconsin kills plan for Milwaukee train maintenance facility

Milwaukee will not get a maintenance facility to service Talgo Inc. trains under a 12-4 vote by the Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance on Wednesday to kill the project.The maintenance facility is needed to service two train sets that the state in …
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March 14, 2012

Trostel in Lake Geneva names Longbottom new CEO

Trostel Ltd. announced Wednesday that Jay Longbottom has been appointed CEO of the manufacturer of custom seals, precision molded rubber products and custom rubber compounds. Trostel is a subsidiary of Everett Smith Group, of Milwaukee.Longbottoms …
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