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April 19, 2013

Direct Supply, UWM join high-performance computing consortium

Direct Supply and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have joined the Milwaukee Institute Inc.;;;s technical computing consortium.The nonprofit technical computing research institute operates a high-performance computing cluster from the Midwest …
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April 19, 2013

Harley-Davidson announces more 110th Anniversary performers

Harley-Davidson Inc. announced another 20 bands Thursday that will play during the company;;;s 110th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee over Labor Day weekend.The new names include Blackberry Smoke, Yellowcard, Bret Michaels, Cowboy Mouth, …
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April 19, 2013

Kendall Packaging expanding Jefferson facility

Kendall Packaging Corp. said it will break ground next week on a 56,000-square-foot expansion to its Jefferson facility.The project will double the facility;;;s production and storage capacity. Completion is slated for late summer, the company said …
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April 19, 2013

Master Lock union workers to protest proposed contract

Master Lock Co. union members are planning an informational picket near the company;;;s Milwaukee plant Friday to protest what they consider an unfair labor contract proposal from company management, according to a Thursday press release.About 350 …
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April 19, 2013

Milwaukee County Board proposes sweeping reform with budget and pay cuts

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors proposed Thursday a set of sweeping reforms that would result in a 50 percent cut in the county board budget, including a 20 percent reduction in supervisors' pay.The initiatives were announced in an "Our …
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April 19, 2013

Retail just the start for Mayfair Collection

The Mayfair Collection that broke ground this week is not the project as it was envisioned nearly a decade ago.That;;;s when developer HSA Commercial Real Estate, Chicago, started collecting parcels on the ;;;Burleigh Triangle;;; at Highway 45 and …
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April 19, 2013

Snap-on 1Q sales up slightly

Snap-on Inc. first-quarter profits increased 17 percent on higher sales in its tools and repair systems and information groups.Kenosha-based Snap-on (NYSE: SNA), a manufacturer and marketer of professional tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair …
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April 19, 2013

Wisconsin unemployment rate dips to 7.6% in March

Wisconsin;;;s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 percent last month, a decrease from February;;;s 8.2 percent and slightly lower than the March 2012 rate.Wisconsin in March had both more people in the work force than in March 2012, and …
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April 18, 2013

Baenen joins CG Schmidt Inc.: CRE Guide

Mike Baenen has joined construction management firm CG Schmidt Inc. as project executive. In this position he will also oversee CG Schmidt;;;s renewable energy projects in the special projects division. Baenen comes to CG Schmidt with 25 years of …
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April 18, 2013

Bucks increase home attendance 2.2 percent

Not to worry, Milwaukee Bucks executives told me in January when the team;;;s average home-game attendance was on pace for the lowest since the Bucks started playing in the Bradley Center in 1988.Bucks attendance typically picks up in the second …
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April 18, 2013

Illinois firm wins Golden Guernsey school milk contract

Thirteen southeastern Wisconsin school districts have awarded a contract to an Illinois milk provider, after years of being served by now-bankrupt Golden Guernsey Dairy LLC of Waukesha.Prairie Farms Dairy Inc. of Carlinville, Ill., was chosen over …
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April 18, 2013

Kohl's planning office complex in Dallas

Kohl;;;s Corp. is planning a major office operation in Dallas, according to The Dallas Morning News.The Menomonee Falls company has rented two buildings in the Far North Dallas neighborhood of the city ;;;where it plans to locate hundreds of …
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