March 09, 2012

Milwaukee health department COO heads to BMO

Raquel Filmanowicz, the Milwaukee Health Department's health operations administrator, is leaving the department after nine years to take a job as vice president of community relations with BMO Harris Bank.Filmanowicz's last day with the department …
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March 09, 2012

Numerous errors found in Milwaukee County pension software

A Milwaukee County audit discovered that one in 30 pension payments to retired employees were miscalculated by the software that operates the program, resulting in 601 people being underpaid about $505 apiece from the program.The county will pull …
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March 09, 2012

Disaster bonds proposed for Milwaukee office project

The city of Milwaukee is considering approving $10.4 million in Midwest Disaster Area Revenue Bonds to support construction of a 64,000-square-foot state office building at the corner of 27th Street and Wisconsin Avenue.Developer Dennis Klein, …
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March 09, 2012

Appleton will implement Domtar supply deal; create 50 Wisconsin jobs

Appleton Papers Inc. said Friday that it will begin to implement a 15-year supply agreement with Canadian papermaker Domtar Corp. announced two weeks ago, with resulting layoffs at a mill in Ohio beginning in May.Appleton said implementation of the …
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March 09, 2012

Obama unveils manufacturing innovation proposal

President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a new proposal to spend $1 billion to create a national network of as many as 15 Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation around the country.The sites would serve as regional hubs of manufacturing excellence …
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March 09, 2012

RathGibson of Janesville acquired by Precision Castparts

Precision Castparts Corp. on Thursday announced the acquisition of RathGibson LLC, a Janesville-based maker of metal tubing products that employs more than 500.Terms of the cash acquisition were not disclosed.RathGibsons tubing products are used in …
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March 09, 2012

U.S. Commerce study calls for Milwaukee-Chicago cooperation

The first-ever snapshot of the regional economy that runs from Milwaukee through Chicago to northwest Indiana recommends that economic development efforts need to be updated and upgraded.Wisconsin economic development officials and political leaders …
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March 09, 2012

Nonprofit boards best suit Johnson Controls' Roell

Johnson Controls Inc. president, chairman and CEO Steve Roell serves on the boards of directors of various nonprofit boards but dont expect to find him accepting a seat on an outside corporate board any time soon.I made a real conscious decision to …
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March 09, 2012

Eric Hovde: the next Ron Johnson?

Eric Hovde sees it as an asset that hes not a politician and he clearly is taking a page from the playbook of Ron Johnson, another businessman-turned-Republican U.S. Senate candidate.Johnson seemingly came out of nowhere (actually Oshkosh and Pacur …
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March 09, 2012

Product research leads to growth for Green Bay software company

Green Bay software company Breakthrough Fuel has grown to 23 employees since it entered the market in 2005 after introducing seven new products, with more being researched for release this year.
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March 09, 2012

Wisconsin gained 6,000 jobs since Walker took office

Wisconsin has gained 6,000 private-sector jobs since Gov. Scott Walker took office, so the state must gain some ground if it is to achieve his goal of creating 250,000 jobs during the governor's first term in office.
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March 09, 2012

CRE Guide Podcast: Milwaukee apartment market ready for more projects

Business Journal Reporter Sean Ryan and Bob Monnat, chief operating officer of Mandel Group Inc., discuss the downtown Milwaukee apartment market in light of Fiduciary Real Estate Development Inc. and Opus Development Corp. planning a new housing …
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