April 12, 2012

Which airlines bump most passengers?

For business travelers, arriving on time in another city for a meeting is vitally important.Knowing which airlines are least likely or most likely, for that matter to bump passengers can be important information for business executives on the …
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April 12, 2012

Mexico's Nemak to acquire J.L. French

Sheboygan automotive castings supplier J.L. French Automotive Castings Inc. said Thursday that it has agreed to be acquired by Tenedora Nemak SA, a Mexico-based supplier in the aluminum automotive components business, for an undisclosed price.J.L. …
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April 12, 2012

Dickman buys Menomonee Falls industrial building for $1.95M

A company affiliated with the The Dickman Co. Inc./CORFAC International paid $1.95 million for the longtime Menomonee Falls home of Bushman Equipment Inc.Bushman Equipment, which sold on Dec. 31 to Cincinnati-based Xtek Inc., will continue using the …
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April 12, 2012

Briggs & Stratton to add 12-15 jobs with Menomonee Falls expansion

Briggs & Stratton Corp. confirmed Thursday that it will expand its service parts distribution center in Menomonee Falls and add 12 to 15 jobs at the site.The Wauwatosa-based small engine and outdoor power equipment manufacturer also announced that …
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April 12, 2012

Liberty Property's Driscoll heading to new post in Chicago

Liberty Property Trusts sale of its five large business parks in southeast Wisconsin means Neal Driscoll, local director of leasing and development, is heading to Chicago.Driscoll was active in the local industry, serving as 2012 president of the …
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April 12, 2012

Green Bay council votes to increase area's hotel tax to 10 percent

Green Bay will raise its local hotel room tax from 8 percent to 10 percent to fund the expansion of the KI Convention Center.
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April 12, 2012

Critics rip plan to move state agency to Middleton

A proposal to relocate the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions to an office building in Middleton is being called a needless expense by some state and local officials.
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April 12, 2012

Brothers to retire as president of American Girl

Ellen Brothers, president of American Girl, and only the second person to lead the Middleton company since it was founded in 1986, will retire later this year.
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April 12, 2012

No joke: Bank of America sues itself

Here's another example of the jumbled mess we once called a housing and mortgage market: Charlotte-based Bank of America has sued Charlotte-based Bank of America in a foreclosure case. Multiple times.
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April 12, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Philip Herout

Philip Herout, an environmental science graduate of Northern Michigan University, has joined Sigma Development Inc., Milwaukee, as a geographic information systems specialist.NEW POSITION: G.I.S. specialist, Sigma Development Inc., …
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April 11, 2012

Great Wolf bidder is a Milwaukee guy

KSL Capital Partners of Denver, which has made two unsolicited offers to buy Great Wolf Resorts Inc., has a strong Milwaukee-area connection.Milwaukee-area native and prominent University of Wisconsin alum Mike Shannon is a founding partner of KSL …
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April 11, 2012

98 cities have higher sales taxes than Milwaukee

Out of the top 108 cities in the United States, 98 charge consumers more in sales taxes than people pay in Milwaukee, according to a report from the Tax Foundation.The 5.6 percent sales tax retailers charge in the city of Milwaukee consisting of a …
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