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July 23, 2012

Wisconsin companies insulated from stiff penalties in worker deaths

In the wake of worker deaths in Oshkosh and Tomahawk, a Gannett Wisconsin Media review of 240 workplace fatalities in Wisconsin over the past 11 years found employers received minimal fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, …
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July 23, 2012

Veolia ES Solid Waste to be sold to Star Atlantic

Star Atlantic Waste Holdings II has reached an agreement to buy Milwaukee-based Veolia ES Solid Waste for $1.91 billion.Advanced Disposal Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., is slated to more than triple in size with its holding companys acquisition of …
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July 22, 2012

Kohl's pays $2.3M for new customer service building in Menomonee Falls

Kohls Corp. bought Cardinal Components Inc.s building in Menomonee Falls for $2.35 million on July 19 with plans to use it as a customer services center.Kohls Corp.s purchase of the 28,680-square-foot building came on the same day as its …
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July 20, 2012

Marcus Theatres not changing security after Colorado shooting

Marcus Theatres has excellent security and wont be adding more in light of the shootings at a Colorado premier of The Dark Knight, president Bruce Olson said.The Milwaukee company often hires off-duty law enforcement officers in addition to private …
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July 20, 2012

Milwaukee County Board group demands to see all transit center plans

A coalition of six Milwaukee County Board members has refused to authorize negotiations with developer Rick Barrett for the redevelopment of the Downtown Transit Center until a committee reviews all four plans submitted for the site.The announcement …
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July 20, 2012

Actuant buys Swedish firm

Actuant Corp. said Friday that it has acquired Cross Control AB, a Swedish provider of high-end electronics displays and software, for $40 million in cash.Actuant (NYSE: ATU), a Menomonee Falls-based manufacturer of branded hydraulic and electrical …
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July 20, 2012

Erik Buell is back — and ready to rock

Buell Is Back is the headline in The Business Journal print edition this week, which refers to what Erik Buell already has accomplished and the new investment he has received to take his sport motorcycle revival to the next level.Buell is fired up …
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July 20, 2012

Bank Mutual posts $1.3M net income in 2Q

Bank Mutual Corp. said its net income was $1.3 million, or 3 cents per share, in the second quarter compared with a net loss of $51.4 million, or $1.12 per share, in the second quarter of 2011.The year-ago net loss was caused primarily by Brown …
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July 20, 2012

Sensient 2Q profit up, but sales down

Sensient Technologies Corp. reported Friday that net income for the second quarter increased 4 percent compared with a year ago, with growth hampered by weaker foreign currencies.Sensient (NYSE: SXT), a Milwaukee-based provider of flavors, …
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July 20, 2012

Menomonee Falls approves deal for $90M Kohl's campus

The Menomonee Falls Village Board Friday morning approved a development agreement with Kohl's Corp. and its conceptual plans for a new corporate campus.The approval comes one day after Kohl's announced it would stay in Menomonee Falls and build a …
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July 20, 2012

Channel 12, Time Warner Cable settle just in time

The return of WISN-TV (Channel 12) to Time Warner Cable Thursday night came at an inflection point where the station risked losing revenue and advertisers by remaining off southeast Wisconsins top cable system.As I report in this weeks print edition …
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July 20, 2012

Badger Meter reports flat 2Q

Badger Meter Inc. said Friday that its earnings per share for the second quarter were the same as last year on flat sales, excluding the effect of the Jan. 31 acquisition of Racine Federated Inc.The Brown Deer-based manufacturer of flow measurement …
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