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August 23, 2012

Oshkosh Corp. awarded military contract for possible Humvee replacement

Oshkosh Corp. announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the companys defense division a contract to produce 22 prototype lightweight tactical vehicles through the program that looks to replace the militarys aged Humvees.The …
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August 23, 2012

Waukesha panel approves Gaco Western expansion

The Waukesha Plan Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved final plans for an 85,000-square-foot expansion of Gaco Westerns factory at 1245 Chapman Drive, said Jennifer Andrews, city planner.Gaco Western, which makes waterproofing and insulation …
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August 23, 2012

School Specialty 1Q sales down

School Specialty Inc., a Greenville-based provider of K-12 educational materials and school supplies, reported lower revenue for the fiscal first quarter of 2013, but profits increased because of valuation allowances related to tax benefits.School …
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August 23, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Holly Hawkins

Holly Hawkins, promoted to president of the Milwaukee office of Tri-North Builders, has begun overseeing major builds and renovations in the Milwaukee area. She was previously Tri-Norths sustainability director with expertise in green …
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August 22, 2012

Boston Store completes Southridge remodeling

Boston Store celebrated the official opening Wednesday of its remodeled store at Southridge Mall in Greendale.The new store includes an open floor plan, updated lighting, larger fitting rooms and wider aisles, according to a news release. It offers …
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August 22, 2012

BMO Harris offers 'drought relief program' for ag customers

The parent company of BMO Harris Bank said it has introduced a financial relief program to assist agricultural customers affected by dry conditions throughout much of North America.Record heat and lack of rain in the Midwest this summer have led to …
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August 22, 2012

UWM receives multimillion-dollar bequest of artworks

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has received a multimillion-dollar bequest of artworks from a Racine art collector, who will be honored by having the UWM Art History Gallery named after him.UWM said Tuesday that Emile Mathis II has bequeathed …
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August 22, 2012

Romney, Thompson gain in latest MU poll

The presidential race is tightening in Wisconsin and former Gov. Tommy Thompson holds a solid lead over U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin, according to a new Marquette Law School poll.The Marquette poll …
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August 22, 2012

Rock the Green adds more festival sponsors

Organizers for Rock the Green, a Milwaukee lakefront festival and concert that showcases environmentally sustainable practices, announced a number of additional companies will join returning sponsors for this year's event.Veolia Environmental …
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August 22, 2012

Milwaukee Protestant Home to sell Newcastle Place in Mequon

Milwaukee Protestant Home this fall will sell its 229-unit Newcastle Place senior living complex in Mequon to Iowa-based LCS in a deal to increase occupancy there and in a Milwaukee property.Milwaukee Protestant Home owns and operates Newcastle …
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August 22, 2012

Average pay in financial sector in six-figures in four metros

Workers in the banking and insurance industries in the Milwaukee area have the 23rd-highest average salaries among 115 major metros in the United States, but their annual pay falls considerably short of the highest-paid employees in the …
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August 22, 2012

Bombardier touts renovated Sturtevant plant, 136 relocated jobs

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning on a $15 million renovation of its Evinrude outboard engine facility in Sturtevant and the relocation of 136 jobs to the plant.
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