First Business

March 28, 2013

Kewaunee nuke plant to lay off more than 600

The closing of the Dominion Resources Inc. nuclear power plant near Kewaunee will result in a series of layoffs starting May 31 that ultimately will total more than 600.Dominion, of Richmond-Va., filed a business-closing and mass-layoff notice March …
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March 28, 2013

Lake Interchange redesign offers warmer welcome to 3rd Ward

Pedestrians and drivers passing underneath the Lake Interchange and into the 3rd Ward are greeted with gray concrete and, in some places, graffiti.But when the interchange is rebuilt, the highway ramps will include more welcoming logos, images and …
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March 28, 2013

Milwaukee first U.S. city to adopt global model for boosting startups

Milwaukee will be the first city in the U.S. to develop an entrepreneurship program using a Boston professor;;;s model that has helped boost entrepreneurial ;;;ecosystems;;; in cities in Colombia, Brazil, Denmark and other countries.Daniel Isenberg, …
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March 28, 2013

Pepsi replaces Coke as Road America soft-drink purveyor

Pepsi Cola will replace Coca-Cola as Road America;;;s exclusive provider of carbonated beverages and some non-carbonated beverages served at the Elkhart Lake race track.Road America and Lakeside Pepsi Cola, Sheboygan Falls, announced Tuesday a …
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March 28, 2013

Rockwell part of $10M project to boost manufacturers' energy efficiency

A coalition that includes Rockwell Automation Inc. has won a multimillion-dollar federal contract to begin developing an open smart manufacturing technology platform expected to greatly increase energy efficiency in plants.The Smart Manufacturing …
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March 28, 2013

State bill targets Milwaukee streetcar utility costs

State Rep. Dale Kooyenga is drafting a bill that seeks to prevent utility companies from paying to move their underground lines for the Milwaukee streetcar project.The state bill is intended to influence the ongoing debate between city of Milwaukee …
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March 28, 2013

Summerfest hires new vendor to manage retail store

Milwaukee World Festival Inc., parent company of Summerfest, has chosen a new vendor to manage the Summerfest Store, according to a news release.The Specialized Marketing Group Inc., based in Skokie, Ill., will manage the store starting this year, …
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March 28, 2013

Timmerman control tower to close April 21

Timmerman Airport on the northwest side of Milwaukee will lose its air traffic control tower April 21, and Waukesha County Airport will lose its tower May 5, according to an announcement Wednesday from the Federal Aviation Administration.The FAA is …
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March 27, 2013

ABC Supply buys Michigan roofing, siding distributor

ABC Supply Co. Inc. said Tuesday that it has acquired the assets of Lee Wholesale Supply Inc., a distributor specializing in steep-slope roofing, siding and windows, with locations in Livonia, Macomb, New Hudson and Port Huron, Mich."We are actively …
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March 27, 2013

Alterra Coffee to open beer-serving Madison cafe April 5

Alterra Coffee Roasters will open its first Madison cafe next week, the company said Tuesday.The Milwaukee company will open ;;;Alterra on the Square;;; at 25 S. Pinckney St., Madison, to the public Friday, April 5, according to an email.The cafe …
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March 27, 2013

Baird signs 15-year lease renewal at U.S. Bank tower

Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., which last year considered moving some operations out of its office in the U.S. Bank Center, signed a 15-year lease renewal at the center for 286,000 square feet.The financial services company occupies 13 floors of the …
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March 27, 2013

Channel 4's 10 p.m. news wins key demographic

After the 10 p.m. newscast on WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) finished second in the overall February ratings sweeps, executives at the Milwaukee NBC station were pleased to see the newscast won the crucial 25-to-54-year-old audience demographic in that time …
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