Kapco purchases Grafton building for expansion
July 21, 2014 11:03 AM
Grafton-based Kapco Inc. recently purchased a building at 983 Badger Circle in Grafton, and has applied to the city to start production operations there.

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Badger Meter records best quarter ever
July 21, 2014 10:17 AM
Brown Deer-based Badger Meter Inc. has reported its best quarter in company history.

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HellermannTyton seeks $10 million MEDC loan for bigger expansion
July 21, 2014 10:50 AM
HellermannTyton Corp. is seeking a $10 million loan from the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. for the ongoing expansion of its facility at 6701-11 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.

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MATC to get $2.6 million from state for worker training
July 21, 2014 10:45 AM
Milwaukee Area Technical College will get $2.6 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grant funds from the state to train up to 546 workers for in-demand fields, Gov. Scott Walker announced.

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Johnson Controls earnings down on restructuring charges
July 21, 2014 10:43 AM
Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. reported fiscal third quarter net income of $196 million, or 26 cents per share, down significantly from $572 million, or 80 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2013.

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Organic sales drive higher Snap-on earnings
July 21, 2014 10:47 AM
Kenosha-based Snap-on Inc. reported second quarter net earnings of $108.8 million, or $1.80 per share, up from $90.7 million, or $1.50 per share, in the second quarter of 2013.

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WCBA promotes Baer, increases education focus
July 21, 2014 10:57 AM
The Waukesha County Business Alliance has increased its focus on strengthening the county's business and education partnerships.

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Snap-on CEO says we've lost respect for manufacturing jobs
July 14, 2014 10:56 AM
Nick Pinchuk, president and chief executive officer of Kenosha-based Snap-on Inc., said at a recent IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference in Milwaukee that manufacturing careers are rejected by Americans because of a lack of respect for the value of the jobs.

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Former Modine exec to offer exporting advice
July 14, 2014 10:30 AM
The Paranet Group will host “International Business: Exporting for Small to Medium-Sized Companies” on Thursday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its headquarters, 10000 Innovation Drive, Suite 105 in Wauwatosa.

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Briggs & Stratton to create 370 jobs in Wauwatosa
July 14, 2014 10:59 AM
Wauwatosa-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. plans to close its McDonough, Ga. manufacturing plant and consolidate production in Wauwatosa and New York. The move will create 220 new full-time jobs and about 150 temporary seasonal jobs in Wauwatosa.

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Milwaukee Biz Blog: Exports will be key for automotive industry
July 14, 2014 10:43 AM
One of the truly bright spots in the U.S. economy is the auto industry which had tanked in 2008-09 like never before. General Motors and Chrysler went bankrupt and had to be bailed out by the Federal Government. Even with Uncle Sam involved, Chrysler ended up as a division of Fiat, leaving us with only two major U.S. owned auto companies – GM and Ford

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