Manufacturing/Logistics

Following former Kohler Engines president Tom Cromwell’s appointment to group president at Kohler Co.’s Power Group in September, the company has promoted Brian Melka to the role of president of Engines Americas.
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Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. today reported third quarter net income of $150.1 million, or 69 cents per share, down from $162.7 million, or 73 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.
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A.O. Smith Corp. today reported third quarter net earnings of $50.6 million, or 56 cents per share, up from $46.2 million, or 50 cents per share, in the same period a year ago. The company’s quarterly sales grew 8.5 percent to $581.6 million from $536.2 million a year earlier.
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Milwaukee-based Strattec Security Corp. has been named the 2014 Supplier of the Year by Ford Rotunda, which is part of the Ford Motor Company's customer service division.
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Brookfield-based Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is currently transitioning into its new name, Milwaukee Tool, according to the company’s senior brand marketing manager Kharli Tyler.
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An affiliate of Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., an automation systems manufacturer, recently purchased the 100,000-square-foot industrial building at W238 N1800 Rockwood Dr. in Pewaukee for $4.35 million, according to state records.
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The Institute for Supply Management is offering the ISM-Milwaukee Supply Management Scholarship program for the seventh consecutive year. Applications are due Thursday, Oct 30.
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Brown Deer-based Badger Meter Inc. last week reported third quarter net earnings of $10.2 million, or 71 cents per share, up 13.1 percent from $9 million, or 63 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2013.
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Kenosha-based Snap-on Inc. last week reported third quarter net earnings of $106.4 million, or $1.76 per share, up from $87 million, or $1.43 per share, in the third quarter of 2013.
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Menomonee Falls-based Magnetek Inc., a supplier of digital power and motion control systems, announced last week it received an order valued at more than $1 million to modernize the controls on four 300-ton power plant cranes for the Hoover Dam.
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