First Business

July 30, 2013

Exacto Spring buys former Fine-Line Products building in Grafton

Exacto Spring Corp. has purchased the 25,000-square-foot former Fine-Line Products Inc. building adjacent to its Grafton headquarters, the company said Monday.Exacto Spring, which manufactures precision springs and wire forms for customers …
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July 30, 2013

Free food, sunny weather draw many to Downtown Employee Appreciation Week

Milwaukeeans;;; love of free food drew a typically large crowd to Red Arrow Park on Monday for the opening day of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week.Downtown workers were treated to free mini-subs from Cousins Subs and Italian ice from The Frozen …
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July 30, 2013

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Meijer store in Sussex

A Waukesha County judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Meijer store development in Sussex, ruling the resident challenging the project lives too far away to bring the complaint.Pewaukee resident Larry Pfannerstill lives in a subdivision …
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July 30, 2013

Milwaukee Public Museum marble exterior being replaced with solar panels

Contractors on Monday began a project to install solar panels to replace the marble exterior on the Milwaukee Public Museum;;;s eight-story tower facing West Wells Street.When complete in about five months, it will be the only full solar wall in the …
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July 30, 2013

Solaris plans new HQ in Menomonee Valley

Solaris Inc. plans to purchase 3.7 acres in Milwaukee;;;s Menomonee Valley Industrial Center to relocate its operations from West Allis, The Business Journal has learned.Solaris, the rapidly growing manufacturer of medical compression garments, …
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July 30, 2013

UW hires new restaurant partner for Camp Randall, Kohl Center

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has named Learfield Levy Foodservice, a joint venture of Learfield Sports and Levy Restaurants, as its new restaurant partner for Camp Randall Stadium, the Kohl Center and other university athletic facilities.The …
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July 30, 2013

Wisconsin lawmaker calls on Time Warner Cable to lower bills on channel blackout

Wisconsin Senate President Michael Ellis called on Time Warner Cable to reduce its customers' bills until the cable company and Journal Broadcast Group resolve their dispute and restore three Wisconsin TV stations to the Time Warner lineup.Ellis, a …
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July 30, 2013

Wisconsin Lottery to give away Packers club seats

The Wisconsin Lottery will give away two club seat tickets to every Green Bay Packers home game for five years as part of this year's Packers Wisconsin Lottery offering, the team and the lottery said Monday.Scratch-off tickets of $1, $3 and $5 are …
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July 29, 2013

Alterra Coffee Roasters changes name to Colectivo Coffee

Alterra Coffee Roasters, the well known Milwaukee coffee company, is changing its name to Colectivo Coffee, it announced Sunday in a video and news release.The move appears to be a way for the company to distance itself from its deal with Mars Inc. …
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July 29, 2013

Brown Deer Business Park faces $22.3M foreclosure lawsuit

HSA Commercial Real Estate is trying to work out an agreement with U.S. Bank after the lender filed a foreclosure lawsuit against the developer;;;s properties in the Brown Deer Business Park.Also this week, developer Stewart Wangard said he will not …
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July 27, 2013

Analyst: New Johnson Controls CEO might explore selling off more parts of company

When newly named CEO Alex Molinaroli takes over Johnson Controls Inc. in October, his strategy likely won;;;t involve any ;;;major changes,;;; but could bring more divestitures of parts of the company, predicts Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. financial …
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July 27, 2013

Colorado craft brewer invades Milwaukee - for a good cause

New Belgium Brewing Co., which makes Fat Tire Amber Ale, is bringing its beer-toting, film traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show to Milwaukee.Clips Beer and Film Tour is coming to Milwaukee Thursday, Aug. 15, at Veterans Park. This is the Colorado …
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