April 13, 2012

Johnson Controls launches production at new Hungary plant

Johnson Controls Inc., a manufacturer of automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels and interior electronics, has launched production at a new facility in Kecskemet, Hungary.The plant supplies complete seat systems for the new …
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April 13, 2012

Study: Best place for small businesses to prosper in Midwest is Twin Cities

Small businesses in the Midwest continue to proposer most in the Twin Cities, according to a study released Wednesday.The Twin Cities area topped the ranking for the second consecutive year, with Omaha, Neb., finishing second and Des Moines, Iowa, …
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April 13, 2012

NM Foundation to boost 2012 giving to $16.7M

Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the largest corporate giver in the state of Wisconsin, said it expects to ramp up its giving in fiscal 2012 by 8.5 percent to $16.7 million.The foundation has averaged annual giving of about $15 million. In 2011, …
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April 13, 2012

Illinois OKs ATC Pleasant Prairie-Zion power line

American Transmission Co. said the Illinois Commerce Commission approved the companys plan to build a 5.8-mile, 345-kilovolt electric transmission line called the Pleasant Prairie-Zion Energy Center Transmission Line Project.The northern end point …
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April 13, 2012

Top of the list - Securities brokerages

The Business Journals Top 25 list this week features the Milwaukee areas largest securities brokerages.Based on the number of brokers in the local seven-county area, the list includes major players in Milwaukee like first-ranked Northwestern Mutual …
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April 13, 2012

Milwaukee finalist in Facebook contest to host social media convention

The city of Milwaukee is one of two finalists still vying to host the 2012 Social Media Tourism Symposium after knocking off Pocono Mountains, Pa., in the latest round of voting through the Facebook competition.Milwaukee garnered 2,838 votes to …
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April 13, 2012

UW-La Crosse students approve $55M student center

Students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse voted in a referendum in favor of a new $55 million student center and opted against $32 million worth of repairs to the existing Cartwright Center on campus.
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April 13, 2012

Slideshow: This week in photos — April 13

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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April 13, 2012

Slideshow: Ed Zore enjoys golden years at full speed

Retired Northwestern Mutual CEO Ed Zore has enjoyed more leisure pursuits since leaving the company nearly two years ago and hes doing so at full speed.One of Zores passions since his teenage years has been sports cars and hot rods, which was one …
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April 12, 2012

ATK Accessories-Eagle Industries to cut 130 jobs in Onalaska

ATK Accessories-Eagle Industries plans to shutter its plant in Onalaska, leaving 130 workers without jobs.The layoffs are expected to take place between June 4 and June 15, according to a plant closing notice filed Thursday with the Wisconsin …
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April 12, 2012

NewPage lands RFID patents

NewPage Corp., a paper manufacturer with mills in Wisconsin, has secured patents for an RFID label technology.On Thursday, the Miami Township, Ohio-based paper manufacturer announced it was awarded U.S. and Canadian patents for PointTrac TT, which …
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April 12, 2012

Duckett says Miller Park's roof raises attendance

Miller Park stadium district director Mike Duckett crunched the numbers and said the roof was significant in making Brewers home attendance increase by about 1 million fans annually since the new stadium opened.The Brewers average about 2.54 million …
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