Manufacturing/Logistics

Glendale-based global diversified industrial company Johnson Controls Inc. announced that today is the formal launch of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors. It is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co. Ltd. (HASCO), which is the component group of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) and Johnson Controls.
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Plymouth-based cheese producer Sargento Foods plans to invest $30 million in the expansion of its plant in Kiel and its technical center in Elkhart Lake.
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A fire occurred at the MillerCoors Milwaukee brewery early Tuesday evening after a grain blower exploded. No one was injured, and production was not affected, according to a company spokesman.
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A key measure of Milwaukee-area manufacturing activity once again indicated contraction in June. The seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers Index was below 50 for now the third month in a row, according to the Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing.
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Racine-based Twin Disc Inc.’s board of directors has elected Jeffrey Knutson as chief financial officer and treasurer.
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Since the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership's ExporTech program started in 2010, approximately 400 statewide companies have graduated. Graduates have averaged $900,000 in new export revenue in nine months after completing the program, and two manufacturers have won Governor's Export Achievement Awards.
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Brookfield-based Milwaukee Tool announced a $16.6 million expansion of its operations in Greenwood, Miss. This, along with other investments to Milwaukee Tool facilities in the state, represents a $35 million investment in Milwaukee’s U.S. manufacturing operations over the last four years. Milwaukee Tool has locations in Greenwood, Olive Branch and Jackson, Miss.
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Kenosha-based Kenall Manufacturing introduced on Friday Indigo-Clean, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs).
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A new report from Ball State University gave Wisconsin a B+ for manufacturing and a B for logistics.
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