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Thermo Fisher to close Brown Deer facility

April 11, 2014 05:00 PM

Thermo Fisher Scientific is permanently closing its Brown Deer facility, affecting 54 employees. CONTINUE READING

Joy Global acquires Canadian mining company

April 11, 2014 04:00 PM

Milwaukee-based mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global Inc. has agreed to acquire certain assets of Ontario-based Mining Technologies International Inc. for $46.5 million. CONTINUE READING

Baird to merge with Seattle firm

April 9, 2014 04:00 PM

Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., one of Milwaukee's most iconic and important companies, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Seattle-based investment firm McAdams Wright Ragen Inc. CONTINUE READING

MillerCoors hires new Milwaukee brewery leader

April 7, 2014 03:00 PM

Ken Litke has been hired to oversee day-to-day operations at MillerCoors’ Milwaukee brewery. CONTINUE READING

Baird reports more than $1 billion in revenues

April 7, 2014 01:00 PM

Milwaukee-based Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. today reported record net revenues of $1.1 billion in 2013, up 11 percent from $961 million in 2012. CONTINUE READING

Niagara Bottling to build plant in Pleasant Prairie

April 2, 2014 04:00 PM

Ontario, Calif.-based Niagara Bottling LLC plans to build a $56 million, 377,000-square-foot facility in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha area economic development officials announced today. CONTINUE READING

Former Blue Cross Blue Shield building could be converted into apartments

March 31, 2014 04:00 PM

A developer is planning a $28 million redevelopment project to convert the former Blue Cross Blue Shield office building in downtown Milwaukee into market-rate apartments, according to plans submitted to the City of Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

Wave could join new league as it parts ways with Tozer

March 28, 2014 03:00 PM

As part of a restructuring plan, the Milwaukee Wave today announced that it is parting ways with longtime coach Keith Tozer and that the team could join a different league. CONTINUE READING

Reports: Buzz Williams to leave MU for Virginia Tech job

March 21, 2014 04:00 PM

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Buzz Williams, the head coach of the men's basketball team at Marquette University, is leaving Marquette to take the head coaching position at Virginia Tech. CONTINUE READING

Tarantino & Co. plans $20 million senior housing development in Grafton

March 21, 2014 04:00 PM

Waukesha-based Tarantino & Company announced today that is plans to build a $20 million, 200-unit senior housing community on the site of the former Manchester Mall property in Grafton's south commercial district. CONTINUE READING

Bear Development buys historic Button Block building

March 21, 2014 03:00 PM

Kenosha-based Bear Development purchased the 122-year-old Button Block building in downtown Milwaukee, and plans to convert the upper floors into apartments, according to Siegel-Gallagher. The sale of the building closed earlier today. CONTINUE READING

Dolan publishing company files for bankruptcy

March 20, 2014 01:00 PM

The Dolan Co., the Minneapolis-based parent company of The Daily Reporter in Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Law Journal, announced today it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection next week. CONTINUE READING

More March Madness tickets go on sale tonight

March 19, 2014 03:00 PM

The NCAA will release a limited amount of additional tickets tonight for the 2014 Division I Men's Basketball Championship second-round games being played Thursday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. CONTINUE READING

Next season in doubt for Milwaukee Wave's league

March 17, 2014 01:00 PM

The Major Indoor Soccer League, which includes the Milwaukee Wave, may not have an upcoming 2014-15 season as four of the league's seven teams have voluntarily resigned from the league. The Wave remains a member of the league for now. CONTINUE READING

Roadrunner acquires California firm for $55.5 million

March 14, 2014 02:00 PM

Cudahy-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced today it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Unitrans International Corp., a leading high-quality, non-asset based provider of international logistics solutions based in Los... CONTINUE READING

Tramont Corp. to close

March 3, 2014 05:00 PM

Tramont Corp. informed state and local officials today that it plans to go out of business effective May 5. CONTINUE READING

Georgia firm to lay off dozens in Kenosha County

February 28, 2014 05:00 PM

Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Brightree Services LLC informed the state Department of Workforce Development that it is laying off 50 employees this week at its location in Paddock Lake, a village in western Kenosha County. The company also said that... CONTINUE READING

Advanced Waste starts process to sue Menomonee Falls

February 26, 2014 03:00 PM

West Allis-based Advanced Waste Services Inc. says it has taken the first legal step necessary to file a lawsuit against the Village of Menomonee Falls, where the company plans to move its ChemWorks division treatment facility. The company says it... CONTINUE READING

Roadrunner Transportation acquires Arkansas firm

February 24, 2014 02:00 PM

Cudahy-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced today that it had acquired Rich Logistics, a provider of truckload and expedited services based in Little Rock, Ark. CONTINUE READING

County Board panel action blocks proposed bus contract for MV Transportation

February 20, 2014 04:00 PM

A Milwaukee County Board committee today rejected an RFP procedure that led to a proposal from County Executive Chris Abele to have Dallas-based MV Transportation Inc. take over management of the county's bus system. CONTINUE READING

Walker declares winter weather emergency

February 19, 2014 06:00 PM

Gov. Scott Walker today issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to slam Wisconsin during the overnight hours into Thursday. CONTINUE READING

BBB urges caution in American TV liquidation sale

February 19, 2014 04:00 PM

The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to be extra vigilant before purchasing any merchandise in the American TV & Appliance liquidation sale, which will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. CONTINUE READING

Marquette University cuts 105 jobs

February 19, 2014 03:00 PM

Marquette University will eliminate 105 staff positions in an effort to cut costs and “ensure the university's long-term fiscal health, according to a letter today from Robert Wild, S.J., interim president. CONTINUE READING

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to open store at North End

February 18, 2014 02:00 PM

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a new specialty grocer, announced that it plans to open stores in Milwaukee and Brookfield. CONTINUE READING

ATC plans to rebuild Kenosha power transmission line

February 18, 2014 01:00 PM

American Transmission Co. today filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to rebuild a 12.5 mile, 138,000-volt electric transmission line in western Kenosha County. CONTINUE READING

MSO close to meeting $5 million fundraising goal

February 14, 2014 03:00 PM

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has raised $4.8 million toward its $5 million goal to keep its musicians onstage and its operations running long term, according to an announcement made by the orchestra today. CONTINUE READING

Irgens secures $71 million in financing for downtown office tower

February 11, 2014 02:00 PM

Wauwatosa-based real estate development firm Irgens announced today that it has secured a $71 million first mortgage loan commitment from a consortium of four banks to finance the development of 833 East, a 17-story office tower that it plans to... CONTINUE READING

UWM alumnus will be next CEO of Milwaukee Public Museum

February 10, 2014 03:00 PM

The Milwaukee Public Museum board of directors today announced that it has chosen Dennis Kois to be the next president and chief executive officer of the museum. CONTINUE READING

S.C. Johnson to cut hundreds of jobs in Racine

February 7, 2014 04:00 PM

Racine-based S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. is cutting hundreds of jobs in the Racine area as part of a company-wide restructuring. CONTINUE READING

Milwaukee County Board approves ‘living wage’ ordinance

February 6, 2014 01:00 PM

Employees of Milwaukee County and employees of contractors doing business with the county would have to be paid a minimum of $11.32 per hour if a “living wage” ordinance that was approved by the County Board today is upheld. CONTINUE READING

Irgens buys office tower site for $5.4 million

February 3, 2014 03:00 PM

An affiliate of Wauwatosa-based real estate development firm Irgens recently purchased the downtown Milwaukee site where it plans to build a new 17-story office tower. CONTINUE READING

Ariens is new chairman of WMC board

January 31, 2014 12:00 PM

The Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) board of directors today elected Dan Ariens, president and CEO of Ariens Company in Brillion, to serve as chairman of the 3,500-member state chamber of commerce. CONTINUE READING

Oak Creek locks in new hotel for Drexel Town Square

January 29, 2014 04:00 PM

A Four Points by Sheraton hotel is planned for the Drexel Town Square development in Oak Creek. CONTINUE READING

Developer proposes minor league baseball stadium in Franklin

January 28, 2014 05:00 PM

Michael Zimmerman, the owner of Greenfield-based Zimmerman Ventures LLC and The Rock Sports Complex LLC, wants to build a minor league baseball stadium at the complex in Franklin. CONTINUE READING

Obama will come to Milwaukee on Wednesday

January 27, 2014 04:45 PM

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will fly aboard Air Force One to Milwaukee on Wednesday, a day after he delivers his State of the Union speech. CONTINUE READING

Bon-Ton to extend Boston Store lease at Shops of Grand Avenue

January 21, 2014 03:00 PM

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with City of Milwaukee officials to extend the lease for its Boston Store location at 331 W. Wisconsin Ave. in The Shops of Grand Avenue in downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

Another Milwaukee County park beer garden planned

January 21, 2014 03:00 PM

A beer garden is planned at a fourth Milwaukee County park, this time for Humboldt Park in the city of Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood. CONTINUE READING

GE acquires API Healthcare

January 21, 2014 01:00 PM

General Electric has announced it has agreed to acquire Hartford-based API Healthcare. CONTINUE READING

Economists call for increases in minimum wage

January 14, 2014 03:00 PM

A group of 75 leading economists signed a letter to President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders in support of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour by 2016. CONTINUE READING

40,752 in Wisconsin signed up for Obamacare in first three months

January 13, 2014 04:00 PM

According to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 40,752 Wisconsin residents have selected a health insurance plan through the new federal marketplace. CONTINUE READING

Cross is new president of UW System

January 9, 2014 04:00 PM

Raymond W. Cross, chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, has been appointed as the next president of the University of Wisconsin System. CONTINUE READING

Report says Northwestern Mutual exploring sale of Russell Investments

January 7, 2014 06:00 PM

Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Inc. is exploring a possible sale of its Russell Investments asset management business, according to a report today by Reuters. CONTINUE READING

Malls, stores and restaurants are closing early

January 6, 2014 02:00 PM

Several southeastern Wisconsin shopping centers, grocery stores and fitness centers are closing early today for the safety of their employees and customers as the temperatures plummet dangerously low again tonight. CONTINUE READING

Children's Hospital to move 475 employees to West Allis

December 30, 2013 03:00 PM

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin plans to move 475 employees and multiple divisions to 80,000 square feet of office space that it has leased at the Summit Place Office Complex at 6737 W. Washington St. in West Allis, city and hospital officials... CONTINUE READING

Great Lakes Packaging HQ sold for $8 million

December 30, 2013 02:00 PM

Fitchburg-based Sara Investment Real Estate announced today that it has purchased the headquarters of Great Lakes Packaging Corp. in Germantown. The sale price was $8.05 million, according to state records. CONTINUE READING

Community responds with new donations for symphony

December 20, 2013 02:00 PM

Since the announcement last week that the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs $5 million in additional funding soon to avoid folding altogether, the community has responded with more than $1 million in new donations, MSO president executive director... CONTINUE READING

City receives $1 million state grant for Century City

December 20, 2013 02:00 PM

A $1 million state grant, announced today by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, will provide the final piece of funding needed to prepare the Century City site in Milwaukee for development. CONTINUE READING

WEDC cites economic impact in annual report

December 19, 2013 02:00 PM

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today released its annual report for fiscal 2013, in which it cites $330 million in assistance to businesses and communities in the state. CONTINUE READING

Stock market soars to new record closes with Fed decision

December 18, 2013 03:00 PM

U.S. stocks rocketed to new all-time closing highs today after outgoing Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke announced the Fed will begin to taper its stimulus program. CONTINUE READING

Report: $1B needed for venue upgrades

December 12, 2013 03:00 PM

A report by the Public Policy Forum, released publicly today, says that the arts, cultural, recreational and entertainment assets in Milwaukee County have capital improvement needs totaling about $1 billion. CONTINUE READING

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