First Business

April 28, 2012

Harley CEO Keith Wandell pays debt of gratitude to board member Barry Allen

Keith Wandell, top executive at Harley-Davidson Inc., took a few minutes at the companys annual shareholders meeting Saturday to offer some praise for Barry Allen, a long-time member of the companys board of directors.Allen, 63, has served as a …
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April 28, 2012

Harley-Davidson financial rebound gratifying, CEO Wandell tells shareholders

Harley-Davidson Inc. CEO Keith Wandell told a large group of shareholders Saturday that he has found satisfaction in the financial turnaround at the heavyweight motorcycle manufacturer brought on by a dramatic restructuring.Wandell arrived at …
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April 27, 2012

Best Buy ending its mobile-broadband service

Best Buy Co. Inc. will no longer offer its branded mobile-broadband service, called Best Buy Connect, effective June 1, reports AllThingsD.The Richfield, Minn.-based retailer, which has nearly a dozen Milwaukee-area locations, launched the …
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April 27, 2012

Stratatech says clinical test supports skin graft product

Stratatech Corp., a Madison company that produces cell-based skin substitutes for medical research, said a clinical trial has shown that burn patients receiving grafts of its product approached full healing without further skin grafts.The company …
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April 27, 2012

More Meijer stores may follow Franklin project

If Meijer builds its planned store in Franklin, expect others to follow in southeastern Wisconsin.The Michigan-based retailer arguably the grandfather of the big-box store concept is planning a 191,350-square-foot store in Franklin. But Meijers …
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April 27, 2012

Master Lock parent company turns a profit

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Master Lock Co., reported first-quarter net income of $12.5 million, or 8 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $10.5 million, or a loss of 7 cents per share, for the same period last …
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April 27, 2012

First Business Bank profits up 64%

First Business Financial Services Inc., the Madison-based parent company of First Business Bank and First Business Bank-Milwaukee in Brookfield, said first quarter results improved on growing revenue, a reduction on nonperforming assets and capital …
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April 27, 2012

Oshkosh Corp. outlook improves

Oshkosh Corp.'s outlook is improving, despite declining sales from the defense sector, on a brighter forecast for the specialty truck manufacturer's other market segments, according to at least one analyst.Robert McCarthy, an analyst from …
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April 27, 2012

Top of the List — Largest legal judgments

This week The Business Journal takes a look at the 50 largest legal judgments recorded in 2011 in the seven-county Milwaukee area.The American City Business Leads, a division of our parent company American City Business Journals, provided the data …
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April 27, 2012

Koss Corp. profits rise

Koss Corp. reported an increase in profit for the fiscal third quarter on rebounding sales in Europe and the use of alternate suppliers and pricing to offset higher costs from Chinese suppliers.Milwaukee-based Koss (Nasdaq: KOSS) reported after …
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April 27, 2012

ManpowerGroup lands deal with Australian Defence Force worth at least $400 million

ManpowerGroup announced a new contract, worth at least $400 million over five years, for recruiting services to the Australian Defence Force.The new contract renews ManpowerGroups recruitment process outsourcing collaboration with the Australian …
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April 27, 2012

TIF payment clears way for Shopko in Columbus

The developer of the Columbus Commerce Center has met the financial commitments for the development of Shopko on his property and the city has issued a building permit for the project.
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