June 18, 2012

Dorner Manufacturing of Hartland sold; names new CEO

Dorner Manufacturing Corp., a designer, manufacturer and supplier of conveyor systems and component parts, has been purchased by Incline Equity Partners of Pittsburgh.Founded in 1969 by members of the Dorner family, Dorner's product line ranges from …
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June 18, 2012

Milwaukee a top microbrew city

Milwaukee and two other cities were ranked fourth among the top microbrew markets in the United States, according to a report last week from Scarborough Research. Denver and Portland, Ore., are tied as the top microbrew markets in the nation, …
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June 18, 2012

Assisted Living Concepts settles lawsuit with Chicago firm

Assisted Living Concepts Inc. signed and closed on an agreement with Ventas Realty Limited Partnership and MLD Delaware Trust for the purchase of 12 residences consisting of 696 units.The purchase price is $97 million plus $3 million for a …
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June 18, 2012

Homebuilder confidence hits highest level in five years

While the U.S. new-homes market may not feel like it did in 2007, the optimism felt by homebuilders is returning to levels not seen in five years.The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released Monday by the National Association of Home …
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June 18, 2012

Bridge Logistics buys building for move to Milwaukee

Bridge Logistics LLC will move into a 152,800-square-foot building in Milwaukee that an affiliate of the company recently bought.Bridge Logistics, a trucking and warehousing company, currently leases a building in Mequon, but the lease will end by …
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June 18, 2012

Ascena to close Fashion Bug chain, could sell Figi's

The new parent company of Fashion Bug is closing the companys stores and could sell Marshfield-based Figis Inc.Ascena Retail Group Inc. completed its acquisition of Charming Shoppes Inc. on Friday, it said in a news release. Charming Shoppes owns …
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June 17, 2012

Pinstripe, GMR Marketing take lead in Social Madness

With only one day to go in the first round, Pinstripe Inc. and GMR Marketing have taken over the lead in our popular Social Madness competition.The first round of competition ends Monday night.As of Sunday, GMR, a New Berlin sports marketing firm, …
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June 17, 2012

Slideshow: Indy race roars back into Milwaukee

The return of Indy car racing to Milwaukee was a big hit over the weekend.More than 22,000 fans attended the first IndyFest at the Milwaukee Mile at State Fair Park on Saturday.The event was put on by Andretti Sports Marketing Wisconsin, led by …
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June 17, 2012

Slideshow: Record crowd honors Women of Influence winners

A record crowd of about 900 Milwaukee-area business executives packed the Frontier Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee Friday to honor The Business Journal's Women of Influence class of 2012.The 29 winners were recognized at the luncheon, which …
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June 17, 2012

United Financial plans 286 apartments neighboring Meijer in Franklin

United Financial Group Inc. changed the housing development plan for a 22.6 acre site in Franklin to accommodate the planned Meijer store and proposes 154 senior apartments and 132 market-rate units.The project would expand Appleton-based United …
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June 15, 2012

Children's receives $2.9 million for pilot program

Childrens Hospital and Health System has been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to pilot a program designed to reduce health care costs and improve quality of care.Childrens is creating an Advanced Wrap …
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June 15, 2012

Wisconsin Power and Light to freeze rates for two years

Wisconsin Power and Light Co., the Madison-based utility of Alliant Energy Corp., will freeze its electrical rates for the next two years and reduce its gas rates by $13.1 million in 2013 under a request approved Friday by the Public Service …
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