July 09, 2012

Gardan Inc.'s new CEO wants company to branch out

Gardan Inc., a provider of contract assembly services in Hortonville in Outagamie County, is under new leadership and continuing to work on diversifying its customer base, a strategy that helped the firm navigate the recession.
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July 09, 2012

De Pere puts new twist on downtown

The Main Street De Pere downtown development program is getting a new name and a revitalized mission that's expected to help the organization better serve the needs of downtown businesses.
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July 09, 2012

Wisconsin's beer production flattens

An analysis of state excise taxes shows that beer production in 2011 in the state of Wisconsin dropped 3 percent from 2010 figures.
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July 09, 2012

Slideshow: U.S. Women's Open draws big crowds to Kohler

The U.S. Women's Open at the Blackwolf Run golf course drew lots of fans and businesses to Kohler over the past week as Na Yeon Choi of South Korea won the event.The four-day tournament concluded Sunday, with many Milwaukee-area business executives …
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July 08, 2012

Milwaukee considers TIF support for HellermannTyton

HellermannTyton Corp. is seeking $750,000 in tax incremental financing from the city of Milwaukee for its planned new manufacturing facility, which is to be up and running by early 2013.The company on July 12 is to close the $3.97 million purchase …
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July 07, 2012

Hedge fund firm Stark & Roth to cut 59 employess

Hedge fund firm Stark & Roth LLC of St. Francis is laying off 59 employees in a series of staff reductions.The layoffs will start with 28 positions on July 17, Stark informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development this week. The company …
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July 06, 2012

U.S. Women's Open drawing big crowds despite heat

Despite the record-breaking temperatures this week, the U.S. Women's Open Championship being held in Kohler is still drawing big crowds.And the fans that are streaming to Blackwolf Run golf course, which is owned by The Kohler Co., are getting an …
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July 06, 2012

Waukesha says Milwaukee vote makes water deal impossible

Milwaukee killed its chances of getting a water sale contract with Waukesha Friday morning by committing to negotiate for a deal that includes only the utilitys existing service area, according to Waukesha officials.Waukesha wants to buy Lake …
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July 06, 2012

Provimi Foods, iPacesetters could lay off workers

Telecommunications firm iPacesetters could close its Eau Claire facility, eliminating 154 jobs, according to a letter sent by iPacesetters to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.The Montvale, N.J., company wrote to the state about a …
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July 06, 2012

Cleanup grant clears land for Menomonee Falls wellness center

The village of Menomonee Falls by the end of July hopes to have a development agreement in place to build a 90,000-square-foot medical and recreational wellness center on a former industrial site.The village is cleaning the 17-acre former Western …
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July 06, 2012

U.S. unemployment rate didn't budge in June

The sluggish US economy added jobs in June, but not enough to lower the nations 8.2 percent unemployment rate.Nonfarm payrolls grew by 80,000 last month, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday. The June total was greater than the previous two …
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July 06, 2012

State grant supports WPC Technologies move to Oak Creek

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. awarded a $432,000 grant to Oak Creek to help clean a 74,000-square-foot building and property that Milwaukee-based WPC Technologies Inc. bought in late 2011 for its new headquarters.The Oak Creek building at …
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