Manufacturing/Logistics

Germantown-based Gehl Foods Inc. has been acquired by Chicago private equity firm Wind Point Partners.
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East Troy-based industrial oven manufacturer Wisconsin Oven Corp. has been acquired by White Deer, Penn.-based Thermal Product Solutions.
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Milwaukee-based Jason Industries Inc. has acquired the manufacturing assets and customer list of Cleveland-based industrial brush manufacturer Herold Partco Manufacturing Inc.
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Milwaukee-based Advance Die Casting Co. notified state officials that it intends to permanently close on May 24, resulting in the elimination of 75 jobs.
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Muskego-based Inpro Corp. announced on Monday that it has acquired Hinkel Inc. Based in Monroe, N.C., Hinkel is a manufacturer of window shades and treatments, cubicle curtains, privacy systems, and decorative and specialty products. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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Oak Creek-based Superior Die Set Corp. increased sales by 13 percent in the last six months, and this year plans to hire eight to 10 employees and spend $1 million in new machinery.
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Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. has been awarded an $8.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy to do energy savings performance work at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam near Honolulu.
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Waukesha-based Miro Tool & Mfg., a manufacturer specializing in metal stamping, fabrication and machining, recently advanced its manufacturing service capabilities with the purchase of a Mitsubishi eX Series 2D CO2 laser.
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Amazon is now hiring for more than a thousand full-time positions at its 1.1 million-square-foot fulfillment center currently under construction in Kenosha.
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on March 18 joined four other U.S. senators to introduce bipartisan legislation that would designate 25 national universities as “Manufacturing Universities.”
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