August 10, 2012

Fisher-Barton unit expanding in Sun Prairie

The Fisher-Barton Group of Waukesha said Friday that Thermal Spray Technologies Inc., one of its eight subsidiaries, has purchased a 3-acre property adjoining its current site in Sun Prairie that will allow for a business expansion and creation of …
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August 10, 2012

Hartland's H&P and Triad file for bankruptcy protection

A legally troubled Hartland pharmaceutical company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday.Affiliated companies H&P Industries Inc. and Triad Group Inc. filed separate voluntary bankruptcy petitions. H&P is the manufacturing arm and …
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August 10, 2012

Metro Milwaukee home sales continue increasing

The metropolitan Milwaukee housing market enjoyed a hot July with sales increasing 29.2 percent compared with July 2011 sales, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors said.The reasons for the increase included historically low interest rates, …
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August 10, 2012

'The Hog' names replacement for Keith Hastings

Keith Hastings, who has been program director of Milwaukee rock station WHQG-FM (102.9/ The Hog) for a total of 15 years, is leaving the station to care for a sick parent and seek career opportunities outside radio, according to insideradio.com.The …
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August 10, 2012

Badger Meter increases common stock dividend

Badger Meter Inc. on Friday announced a 6.25 percent increase in its quarterly common stock dividend to 17 cents per share.The increased dividend is payable Sept. 14 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 31. The new annual dividend rate for the …
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August 10, 2012

ABB buys New Berlin building for $9 million

Manufacturer ABB Inc. paid $9 million to buy the New Berlin building it was leasing as the company ramps up new production of charging stations for electric vehicles.The purchase further cements the international power and automation companys …
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August 10, 2012

Franklin Meijer moves forward, but issues remain unresolved

Franklins Plan Commission voted 5-1 on Thursday to approve a proposed Meijer store, but there are numerous items that still must be worked out between the company and city officials.There are lots of conditions, and they have previously indicated …
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August 10, 2012

Beer garden to open Fridays in Pere Marquette Park

Happy hour moves outdoors next Friday with the debut of the Pere Marquette Park Pop-Up Beer Garden.The beer garden, operated by the Westown Association and Old German Beer Hall, will be open noon to 9 p.m. every Friday until the end of September, …
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August 10, 2012

Culver buys MGIC shares on the cheap

Curt Culver has faced his share of criticism for MGIC Investment Corp.s ongoing losses, but he continues to demonstrate his belief in the companys future by buying stock whenever MGIC shares plummet.The latest case in point was Culvers purchase of …
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August 10, 2012

Bradley Center to operate Turner Hall restaurant

The BMO Harris Bradley Center will reopen the Historic Turner Hall restaurant later this year, according to a news release issued Friday.The restaurant will be open during Bradley Center events and possibly during Turner Hall Ballroom events, the …
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August 09, 2012

Roundy's net income up slightly in 2Q

Pick 'n Save owner Roundys Inc. said its net income increased to $18.9 million, or 42 cents per share, in the second quarter, compared with a net income of $17.7 million, or 58 cents per share, a year earlier.Milwaukee-based Roundys (NASDAQ: RNDY) …
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August 09, 2012

UPAF's Edelstein named MYSO executive director

Linda Edelstein, chief operating officer for the United Performing Arts Fund and one-time executive director of the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra, has been named as the new executive director for the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.Edelstein will …
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