April 30, 2013

Foremost Farms to cut 102 jobs with plant consolidation

Foremost Farms USA of Baraboo said that it is shutting down production at its cheese plants in Alma Center and Waumandee in a consolidation of operations that will result in the loss of 102 jobs.Foremost Farms, a farmer-owned milk processing and …
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April 30, 2013

Master Lock workers demonstrate at parent company's shareholder meeting

Master Lock Co. union workers planned to travel to suburban Chicago Monday to demonstrate at the parent company;;;s shareholder meeting to raise awareness about its ongoing labor talks, according to a press release.United Auto Workers Local 469 …
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April 30, 2013

Minnesota politician calls Leinenkugel's 'bathwater'

A Minnesota politician got in a bit of hot water when he badmouthed Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. last week.But it wasn;;;t with the Leinenkugels or their brewery;;;s parent company, MillerCoors LLC.It was with his wife.Minnesota state Rep. Kurt …
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April 30, 2013

NLRB's D.C. office denies Palermo workers' appeal

The National Labor Relations Board's Washington, D.C., office has upheld a local decision that Palermo Villa Inc. did not violate labor relations laws when it fired dozens of workers last year because they didn't have appropriate documentation …
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April 30, 2013

Schools That Can Milwaukee backed by $1M challenge grant

Gus Ramirez, executive chairman of Husco International in Waukesha, has announced a challenge grant in support of the Schools That Can Milwaukee initiative that will match every dollar that the organization can raise this week up to $1 …
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April 30, 2013

Sold-out crowd discusses Milwaukee retail at symposium: Slideshow

Retailers of all kinds, from experienced pros to those just thinking about starting a business, gathered Monday for a "Retail Rally & Renewal Symposium" Monday at ManpowerGroup Inc.'s headquarters.The event, a follow-up to the first retail rally …
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April 30, 2013

SURG to host bash with Ryan Braun to help children at Froedtert

SURG Restaurant Group is starting a new fund to support children at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, and it has enlisted Ryan Braun to help raise money at the inaugural benefit.SURG, which owns Ryan Braun;;;s Graffito in Milwaukee, 8-Twelve MVP Bar …
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April 30, 2013

USW: Caterpillar's South Milwaukee workers won't strike

United Steelworkers Local 1343 has taken a neutral position on the proposed six-year labor contract that 803 members at Caterpillar Inc.;;;s South Milwaukee plant will vote on Tuesday.If the union votes the contract down, it will not strike, said …
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April 30, 2013

Wyndham airport hotel liquidation sale ending Wednesday

You just have a couple of more days to pick up hotel items on the cheap at the former Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel and Convention Center.The liquidation sale will wrap up Wednesday, and the few items that are left are being sold for ;;;next to …
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April 29, 2013

New restaurant planned for riverside building in Wauwatosa's village

Developer Sean Phelan bought a riverside office in Wauwatosa;;;s village area with potential plans to convert it into a restaurant.Also this week, hotel management firm IDM Group LLC is trying to revitalize a Lake Geneva resort that fell into legal …
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April 29, 2013

Outside the big box; Spicing up Weissgerber's: First in Print

First in Print highlights The Business Journal's subscriber-only print stories that are now being made available online for non-subscribers after 30 days. Be among the first to read them by subscribing here.;;; Out of the box: Large vacant retail …
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April 28, 2013

United Community Center raises $3 million for school expansion: Slideshow

The United Community Center held its annual celebration dinner Friday evening and announced that $3 million has been raised to help fund the expansion of Bruce Guadalupe Community School. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos from the …
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