Local Business News
Viewing entries posted in April 2012
When you plant your garden, do you expect to get vines taller than you are in a matter of weeks? You might if you use fish.The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan's aquaponics lab — a closed ecosystem that uses nothing but fish, water and bacteria to grow plants — is giving students a whole new look at how to grow food indoors in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.
Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center has announced that next month it will open the county's first neonatal intensive care unit, which will keep premature babies and their families from traveling to Green Bay and Milwaukee for care.The new unit will serve babies born at 32 weeks or later that require more intensive treatments, including respiratory care, antibiotic therapy and various diagnostic testing.
The state Focus on Energy program will target its renewable energy funding toward biomass and biogas technologies, leaving fewer dollars available for wind energy and solar projects.
The CEO of Sheboygan-based J.L. French Automotive Castings, Inc., said Friday that the pending sale of the company to a Mexican automotive components supplier should bring long-term stability and growth to the company’s Sheboygan operations. The sale to Tenedora Nemak S.A. de C. V., a subsidiary of ALFA S.A.B. de C.V., was announced Thursday and is expected to close by mid-August, pending regulatory approval. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Sheboygan Plan Commission has given the go-ahead on a plan for Sheboygan-based American Orthodontics to remodel the former Thomas Products factory into its new headquarters.
Three local companies will share $164,122 in Workforce Advancement Training grants from the State of Wisconsin.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch made the official announcement in Sheboygan on Thursday during a visit and tour of the Taylor Plant of J.L. French Automotive Castings, Inc., 3101 S. Taylor Drive.
J.L. French, Dutchland Plastics, and Dairy Farmers of America of Sheboygan County are sharing the grant, which officials said will increase productivity, safety, and profitability at the companies and enhance their employees' skills.
MADISON, April 5, 2012 – Governor Scott Walker today signed Senate Bill 463 into law, legislation that makes improvements to the state’s Angel Investment and Early Stage Investment Tax Credit Program.
The Sheboygan Common Council on Wednesday unanimously approved spending $250,000 to help dredge tainted sediment from the Sheboygan River's inner harbor east of the Eighth Street Bridge.The money will come from the city's undesignated reserve fund and will match another $250,000 pledged to the project last month by the Sheboygan County Board. The funds are necessary to match a $1.5 million Department of Transportation Harbor Assistance Program grant that will pay for trucking 170,000 cubic yards of sediment dredged from that part of the river to a landfill in Menomonee Falls.